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Pokimane mocks “white knight” viewer trying to defend her from ‘bullies’

Published: 4/Jun/2019 10:56 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 11:42

by Calum Patterson

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As the most popular female Twitch streamer on the platform, Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys has hundreds of thousands of loyal fans, but she mocked one fan who took their loyalty a bit too far.

On June 3, Pokimane switched from her normal stream games of League of Legends and Fortnite Battle Royale, to try the notoriously rage-inducing ‘Getting Over it with Bennett Foddy’.

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The platformer game challenges players to climb up the levels using a hammer, and if the player falls they get reset, as happened to Pokimane, sending viewers into hysterics as she smashed her desk in rage.

Pokimane / Twitch‘Getting Over it with Bennett Foddy’ is infamously difficult, as Pokimane discovered.

The clip was widely shared on social media, and fans laughed at Pokimane’s expense, but she took it her stride, explaining she was just “acting mad” for the sake of entertainment.

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On her next stream, Anys revealed that a fan had messaged her on Twitter, and tried to give her support for the “bullying” she was receiving over the clip.

“Somebody legitimately thought that I felt like I was getting bullied,” Pokimane explains, “and they DM’d me, and were like ‘I’m so sorry about what everyone’s saying, I want you to know that I’m with you.”

The fan also apparently tried to warn the streamer about an upcoming jump scare in the game, and told her to “be careful.”

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“He was a little white knight,” Pokimane joked. “I was like ‘no, no, I just act mad, I’m not actually mad’ but his heart was in a good place.”

Her channel has over 3 million followers, the most of any female streamer on Twitch and top 10 overall, and so there are bound to be some fans who support her through anything, even if it’s not really needed.

Female streamers, in particular, are often said to have these “white knight” fans, who feel they owe their favorite streamer some protection from the ‘bullies’ of social media.

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Joe Rogan finally changes JRE podcast lighting after fans complain

Published: 14/Oct/2020 17:41

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular stand-up comedian Joe Rogan has finally revealed changes to the lighting of his new podcast studio after fans decided they hated it, following his move to Texas.

After moving his entire podcast studio near his new Texas home in early September, Joe Rogan’s followers were quick to criticize him over the “tacky” updates made to the background of his setup.

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While most of his fans are used to seeing him in front of the classic red-brick wall with an American flag during his long-form conversations, his latest move saw the addition of some bizarre red lighting patterns instead.

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JRE fans criticized Rogan’s studio for its “tacky” red lights in previous episodes.

The UFC commentator’s first few episodes in the new studio were subject to a lot of criticism and many fans immediately called for adjustments to be made to the new camera angles and lighting that were being used.

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However, after initially addressing the hate and revealing that they had put the room together on short notice, it seems as if he has taken the feedback on board in his recent episodes, toning down the harsh red lighting that was present in the background of the show. The podcast host has now replaced the bright red light with a blue hue instead.

Since the release of his podcast with fellow comedian Colin Quinn on October 8, fans have noticed a massive improvement in the lighting and have been quite positive about the production changes that Rogan and JRE producer Jamie Vernon have made.

“Lighting is so much better, doesn’t look like you’re in front of a KFC sign” one viewer commented, while other JRE fans echoed similar compliments after the latest changes.

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The majority of his viewers claimed that the quality of the episode was “significantly better” but that it could still do with some minor adjustments to bring it up to the usual standard of the popular podcast.

As Rogan has previously explained that his current studio was put together on short notice, it is quite possible that he has even more changes in store over the next few months but we’ll just have to wait and see if any further adjustments are made.