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Pokimane responds to calls for her to be banned on Twitch

Published: 21/May/2020 18:52 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:51

by Virginia Glaze

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Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s top broadcasters, known for her hilarious interactions with fans and her humorous reactions to viral clips on stream — but one of these reaction streams took an unexpected turn.

Anys was reacting to user-submitted content during a May 19 broadcast when one of the links she clicked directed her to a sensitive website, which she accidentally showed to her thousands of viewers.

Shocked, Pokimane screamed and quickly exited out of the window, later explaining that someone must have infiltrated the private Google Doc filled with a list of approved links for her to watch in front of fans.

Critics were quick to speak out on the situation and many called for Anys to be banned over an obvious accident that plenty of smaller streamers had been suspended for, with others citing apparent “double standards” from the site in regards to popular broadcasters.

“If Pokimane doesn’t get banned, then no one on Twitch should get banned for accidentally showing nudity,” popular YouTuber Scarce tweeted. “I see streamers getting banned weekly for this, though. Why is there such a blatant double standard?”

Anys explained the incident in a stream the very next day, clarifying that she’d been contacted by Twitch over the matter, and was warned to be careful about clicking suspicious links and questionable content.

“But yeah, they definitely do give you a warning,” she stated. “They’re like, ‘You have to be really careful about that kind of stuff.’ I’ve definitely had issues like that in the past, too. It’s just that I’ve been streaming for so long that it’s not very frequent — or it’s not frequent enough to lead to a ban.”

Claiming that she would understand if she were to be banned, since she has “messed up in the past,” Anys went on to speak on Twitch’s supposed “double standards,” claiming that a popular male streamer had done the same thing recently and also hadn’t been banned over the accident.

“Just so you guys know, it’s not the vagina!” she joked. “Literally yesterday, me and Connor both accidentally leaked something.”

Despite the outrage over an obvious accident, Pokimane’s clarification shed light on a highly volatile situation that continues to see questioning from users across Twitch.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”