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Pokimane named highest earning female Twitch streamer of 2020

Published: 15/Nov/2020 16:26

by Georgina Smith

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New data from Saving Spot has revealed that Pokimane was the highest earning female Twitch streamer of 2020, beating other huge names like Amouranth and LilyPichu to the top spot.

2020 has been a booming year for the streaming industry, with the introduction of games like Fall Guys and the resurfacing of indie gems like Among Us, streamers have not been short of content by any means.

Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is one such streamer who has only been gaining more and more popularity this year, with a remarkable following of over 6.3 million on Twitch.

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xQc and Pokimane are topping the stats for this year on Twitch.

Most notably this year she was part of a collaboration with US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, along with other popular streamers, introducing her to the 2020 smash hit Among Us.

Highest Twitch earners in 2020

Data from Saving Spot reveals that in top spot for highest earning female streamer is Pokimane, with estimated yearly earnings of $550,060. There’s quite a margin between her and second place candidate Amouranth with $384,599, and LilyPichu a close third with $339,354.

According to Saving Spot “among the top 10 female streamers, 70% of revenue comes from subscriptions, 23% from ads, and 8% from donations,” which would explain the huge level of income for these streamers.

Saving Spot chart depicting the highest earning female Twitch streamers of 2020

Pokimane even put a $5 cap on donations in early November, saying “to anyone that was more generous- please support growing channels, charities, and treat yourselves.”

Saving Spot also found that overall, xQc was the highest earning Twitch streamer, with an estimated yearly intake of a whopping $1,984,001. $1,595,167 of that was from subscriptions alone.

Chart from Saving Spot shows the highest paid Twitch streamers of 2020

Also among the highest overall earners were Nickemercs, ibai, and Odablock, all creeping up behind xQc in terms of earnings, but not close enough to beat him out to top spot.

This year has certainly proven to be a lucrative one from streamers, both new to the scene and those who have stuck around for a while, and it seems as though it’ll only continue to go up from here.

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That Vegan Teacher responds to TikTok ban for alleged “community violations”

Published: 24/Feb/2021 0:48 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 0:50

by Jacob Hale

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Notorious TikTok vegan That Vegan Teacher has created a video response after being banned on the platform for allegedly violating several community guidelines.

That Vegan Teacher, real name Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, has clocked up around 1.5m followers on the app and is known for her very firm vegan beliefs, which she frequently preaches on the app.

She’s also had several run-ins with other top names — including, notably, Minecraft sensation 16-year-old TommyInnit, whose fans bombarded her with hate comments after she suggested someone help him feel more comfortable around girls.

Now, after rumors that she had been arrested in January 2021 (which was proven false), she seems to have been banned from the app altogether.

ThatVeganTeacher on TikTok
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ThatVeganTeacher has been a divisive figure on TikTok.

Why was That Vegan Teacher banned on TikTok?

At the time of writing, there’s no clear explanation as to why That Vegan Teacher has been banned on TikTok, with neither her nor TikTok coming out with an explanation.

While the reason hasn’t been confirmed, a disclaimer on her TikTok profile suggests it’s due to multiple Community Guidelines violations.

This could be any number of things, so it’s impossible to speculate on what exactly the violations could be, and we’ll have to wait for official confirmation before reporting it. According to TikTok’s guidelines though, her misdemeanor could fall under any of these categories:

  • Violent extremism
  • Hateful behavior
  • Illegal activities and regulated goods
  • Violent and graphic content
  • Suicide, self harm and dangerous acts
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Adult nudity and sexual activities
  • Minor safety
  • Integrity and authenticity
  • Platform security
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That Vegan Teacher’s TikTok now shows no followers, likes or posts.

That Vegan Teacher has in the past had her videos reacted to by top celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay, who didn’t seem her biggest fan, and Russell Brand for her divisive takes.

That Vegan Teacher responds to her TikTok ban

A short time later, That Vegan Teacher created a video response to the situation, which she uploaded to YouTube with all comments and likes/dislikes turned off.

In her video, the controversial TikToker accused her critics of being “scared” of telling kids “the truth” about veganism, and alleged that her ban was the work of “veganphobic” users. In her video description, she also alleged that her home had been “attacked” by critics, who left “dead animal parts” on her front door and – even purportedly doxed her personal information.

That’s not all; some TikTokers believe that Vegan Teacher may have started using a new TikTok account, although these rumors have yet to be fully verified at the time of writing.

Previously, she has drawn comparisons between animal cruelty and atrocities such as the Holocaust, which is likely a large contributor to why TikTok users would report her and the platform would ultimately kick her off.