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Pokimane has perfect response to troll’s hateful donation message

Published: 8/Nov/2019 1:20 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 1:27

by Virginia Glaze


Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys is one of Twitch’s top content creators, boasting over 3.5 million followers – but online stardom isn’t always a walk in the park, however nice it may seem.

Like many live streaming platforms, Twitch allows viewers to support their favorite broadcasters by gifting bits, subscriptions, and even sending money through direct donations.

Fans can also include a special message for the streamer alongside the cash, which is sometimes read out by a text-to-speech program, depending on the creator’s style.

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane knows how to deal with the dark side of Twitch fame.

Anys uses one such program, which read out an unexpected and particularly hurtful donation message during her November 6 live stream.

“You look beautiful today,” the bot read. “Usually, you look like shit.”

Despite the seemingly hateful content of the message, Pokimane seemed to find it hilarious, giving a good-natured laugh at the jab – which may have merely been the intent of a well-meaning troll.

That wasn’t the end of the trolling, though, with another user sending a five dollar donation shortly thereafter that included similar message to the streamer: “You look beautiful today and you usually look like shit.”

In imitation of the popular “blinking white guy” meme, Pokimane merely gave a few shocked blinks in response, breaking out into barely-contained laughter.

“Thanks,” she replied. “I tried extra hard today. I brushed my teeth for longer than usual.” She demonstrated this with an exaggerated smile.

While the donators could have been merely joking, this wouldn’t be the first time Pokimane has dealt with harassment from viewers. In fact, the streamer was called “fat” during a May 1 broadcast, after asking her chat if they noticed anything different about her appearance.

Rather than raging about the insult, Pokimane took the comments in stride, laughing and putting her head in her hands before showing that she’d bought a new necklace.

As one of Twitch’s top personalities, it makes sense that Anys would have developed a thick skin over the years, managing to brush off mean comments and even find the humor in otherwise tense moments from hateful critics.


Sykkuno reveals new plans after leaving OfflineTV house

Published: 28/Nov/2020 6:38

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Sykkuno opened up about leaving the OfflineTV house and revealed he plans to move back in with family, but will stick around the Los Angeles area.

Sykkuno has only been a confirmed member of the OfflineTV house since August, but he’s already exploded in popularity. He deserves all the credit, though, since his content and input in collaborated streams has been thoroughly enjoyable.

It’s been a blast having him on board. However, Sykkuno ultimately decided not to stick around, and in one of his latest streams, he shared some details on what he’s planning to do next.

Sykkuno Leaving OfflineTV
Sykkuno has been streaming for a while, but he’s become immensely more popular in recent weeks.

“As most of you guys probably know, [I’m] moving soon,” he said. “So, I’m probably not going to be streaming for a couple of days after today obviously because there’s a lot of moving stuff going on.”

Initially, Sykkuno is planning to move back in with his family, but then he’d evaluate his options and decide what to do next. “I’m probably moving home for a bit, and then we’ll figure it out after that,” he said.

Sykkuno also said he would “probably” stay in Los Angeles in the long run but isn’t planning to buy a house. “That’s a little too expensive for me,” he said. “I don’t think that’s quite happening.”

Sykkuno Leaving OfflineTV
Sykkuno has been streaming Among Us on Twitch along with other popular streamers.

He described the move as a “bit of a hassle” but seemed excited about the future. He’s also adamant about not wanting to live alone. “I don’t want to live alone… I feel like it’s tough,” he said.

This hilariously opened the door for one fan to try and make an ambitious deal. “Pay for my rent, and I’ll live with you,” wrote the fan.

Sykkuno pondered for a moment and then jokingly pitched a counter-offer. “If you pay for my rent, I’ll there too, I suppose,” he said, laughing. “Thank you for the offer.”

Sykkuno didn’t mention anything else beyond that. However, if his meteoric rise continues to grow, the opportunities will be endless.

It comes after other OfflineTV members Scarra and Toast said that the OffliveTV house could be disbanding shortly.

“We can’t have a house that each of us have wives, husbands, our kids, and our pets living in once place,” Toast said in a recent stream.

It seems like Sykkuno’s fans will have his back no matter what he decides though. They’ve become a large and dedicated community in their own right.