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Pokimane responds to people confused about how makeup works

Published: 23/Oct/2018 21:42 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 22:02

by Mitch Reames


After wildly popular streamer Pokimane did a no-makeup stream on October 23, a photo was posted on Twitter showing a side-by-side of her with and without makeup.

For some reason, this picture shocked people who must have assumed that she rolls out of bed in full streaming makeup and hair every morning.

The side-by-side picture has over 1000 retweets and meme variations are popping up on Twitter.

After some questionable debates in the responses to the picture, Pokimane took to Twitter to respond to her critics.

While the initial responses to the photo were a mix of uniformed and hostile, members of the community have come out in support for Pokimane.

Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau posted one popular tweet in response.

Pokimane even replied with a quick word of thanks.

The debate over the photo led to many streamers posting photos without makeup on and a variety of responses ranging from support to accusing people of being virgins.

Lost in all this debate about makeup is a crucial fact: Being an on-camera personality requires makeup 99.9% of the time, for both genders. 

While Twitch isn’t exactly broadcast news, setups like Pokimane’s have light kits and high definition cameras. 

For those setups, makeup is required to stop the face from being shiny and many popular male streamers are using makeup as well to improve their appearance on camera, that’s just a requirement in on-camera professions. 


Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
Instagram: pokimanelol
Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.