Pokimane responds to cookie pricing backlash after “broke” fans joke
Content creator Pokimane has apologized to fans for a recent joke she made about her viewers being too “broke” to support the price of her cookies and now looks to reconsider her pricing after receiving major backlash for it being “expensive.”
Pokimane is one of the most well-known content creators in the world. The streamer is best known for playing video games, collaborating with other streamers, and for calling out sexism and misogyny in the gaming space.
“When people are like ‘oh my god $28 for cookies’. It’s four bags, that’s $7 per bag. I know, I know math is hard when you’re an idiot. But, if you’re a broke boy just say so,” stated Pokimane in her November 18 stream.
Following backlash online, Pokimane has now come out on Twitter and apologized for these comments, claiming she only meant them as a “joke.”
“While what I said was 100% intended to be a joke, I see why it came off as insensitive and I apologize for that,” Pokimane said in a tweet posted on November 19.
Pokimane then revealed that she will “continue to consider pricing” of her Myna cookies as a result of the negative response from her viewers.
“I also understand the current price of the cookies may be expensive for some, and promise we’ll continue to consider pricing to keep myna as affordable as possible.”
Time will tell what new pricing formula Pokimane releases and what this will look like for her fans. However, we’ll be sure to keep you updated when she does release more details about her cookies.
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