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Pokimane pokes fun at fans who expect to date her because of donations and subs

Published: 14/Nov/2018 14:46 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 15:24

by Calum Patterson

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Popular streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys mocked fans who think they are deserving of something in return for their donations and subscriptions to streamers, a problem faced by streamers of all sizes.

Particularly an issue for female streamers, although not exclusively, viewers who deem themselves particularly loyal and generous (with donations and subscriptions), can sometimes expect elevated levels of reciprocity from the streamer.

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Female streamers are often bothered with viewers who think that a romantic interaction may possible – or even expected – due to their ‘loyalty’ or generosity.

Pokimane, as one of the most popular female streamers, is no stranger to this, and has even been targeted by young fans which she has met playing games with online and over the stream.

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During a broadcast alongside fellow streamer ‘Greekgodx’, Pokimane poked fun at those viewers who expect the potential for romance and affection due to their donations and subscriptions. After Greek sarcastically ‘freindzoned’ her, Pokimane imitated a ‘loyal’ fan.

“But I donated you $5,000 over the last six months. I can’t believe you I’ve been a tier three patreon sub for seven years!” Pokimane retorts sarcastically. “I’ve been modded three months, do you know how many times I’ve watched your stream, do you know how many people I’ve banned!?”

Greek said that Pokimane was clearly doing an impression of an experience she must be familiar with, but she explains how she has managed to avoid those kind of interactions.

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“That’s the reason why I never give people my contact information”, Pokimane explains, “I ain’t going to add you on Discord, I ain’t going to follow you on Twitter. Nothing.”

Pokimane is the most followed female streamer on Twitch, with over 2 million. Image: Pokimane / Instagram.
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Other female streamers however certainly have faced these issues. Another popular streamer, Amouranth, had to deal with backlash after viewers were angry to discover she was married.

Discussing the controversy, Amouranth (sarcastically) said “Haven’t you heard the news? Every female on the internet is eligible to be dated by people who see her. She’s an eligible candidate for every person who sees her” – referring to viewers who expected the possibility of dating her due to being loyal fans.

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PewDiePie defends Elon Musk after backlash for Tesla price change meme

Published: 19/Oct/2020 1:10

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie Kjellberg defended Elon Musk during his October 18 upload. The Swedish star hit out at those getting upset over the Tesla CEO’s viral meme about changing the price of the Model S.

The one thing PewDiePie and Elon Musk have in common is their love of memes. The YouTube star even had the tech giant host an episode of his popular Meme Review show back in 2019 that has over 26 million views. 

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The Tesla CEO faced backlash from critics in October after tweeting that the Model S price was being changed to $69,420. The YouTuber defended the billionaire during his latest upload, and argued that people can’t take a joke.

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The YouTuber defended Musk over his Tesla 420 joke.

PewDiePie defends Elon Musk’s Model S meme

During his October 18 episode of Last Week I Asked You, Pewds addressed the criticism Elon Musk received from some over a tweet he made on October 14 about the Model S price change. 

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“I saw some people being so butthurt over this. It’s like, dude, it’s just a joke. I’m sure Elon knows it’s ironic,” he said, before he jokingly imitated critics in a baby voice. “So childish, he’s like a 12-year old! … Yeah, that’s the joke! Ever hear of fun?”

The creator then applauded the CEO for being attuned to meme culture: “You just want another overweight, gray-haired, boomer billionaire? I don’t. I think we have enough of that!”

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The tweet that PewDiePie was referencing was made on October 14 when Musk posted, “The gauntlet has been thrown down! The prophecy will be fulfilled. Model S price changes to $69,420 tonight!”

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The joke exploded on the social media platform, instantly going viral with over 330k likes and 35k retweets. While many found the meme to be hilarious, some critics hit out at the CEO for being irresponsible with the company’s prices.

This isn’t the only time PewDiePie has defended Elon. In past uploads, the 30-year-old has admitted to viewers that he’s admired the tech CEO for his innovations while still being wired into internet culture.

With Kjellberg being so fond of the tech giant, maybe the Tesla owner will someday return as a guest host on Meme Review. Maybe the Swede could also convince the billionaire to show up for a round of Among Us – now that would be entertainment gold. 

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