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

Calum Patterson

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.

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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’.

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.
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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.

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.”

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

“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.

About The Author

Calum is Dexerto's Managing Editor, based in Scotland. Joining Dexerto in 2017, Calum has years of experience covering esports, gaming and online entertainment, and now leads the team to deliver the best coverage in these areas. An expert on all things Twitch and gaming influencers, he's also an expert in popular shooters like Apex Legends, CS2 and Call of Duty. You can contact Calum at calum.patterson@dexerto.com.