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Pokimane reveals she’s been harassed for years by obsessive fan

Published: 21/Jul/2019 17:55

by Virginia Glaze


Thanks to the advent of the internet, celebrities and popular personalities are easier to engage with than ever – but, sometimes, the ease of online communication can take a dramatic turn, as well-known Fortnite and Apex Legends.

However, some fans toe the line as to what is considered socially acceptable behavior, crossing basic personal boundaries with inane requests and even stalking or harassing the object of their affections.

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane is one of Twitch’s most popular female content creators, boasting over three million followers on the platform as of July 21.

Pokimane admitted that she has been the victim of such harassment during a July 20 stream, explaining that she’s been targeted by a single individual who has insulted her via email for nearly four years.

“…I get enough random people in my emails,” Pokimane began. “You know there’s this one guy who’s been calling me the c-word in my emails for three and a half years? Maybe four?”

While Pokimane didn’t elaborate on the email creeper, she is no pushover when it comes to harassment, having given brutal responses to hateful donations and creepy messages in her Twitch chat, as seen during a broadcast in early May.

“I’m just going to stare at you until you feel bad about what you’ve done,” Pokimane said to her audience, after one user used her “pokiPUKE” emote in reference to her skin. “Every single one of you out there, I know what you did. I know what you said in chat.”

Pokimane’s email stalker follows a chilling broadcast from another Twitch streamer on the same day, who was followed by her stalker of six months on a public bus – who sat just behind her and covered his face with a fan to avoid being exposed.

While the streamer ultimately ended her broadcast with a well-needed trip to the police station, her frightening encounter follows the murder of “e-girl” Bianca Devins, who was stabbed to death by a man she’d met on Instagram who felt entitled to her affections.

Whether large or small influencers, having an internet presence can, unfortunately, attract unwanted attention, creating a toxic and fearful environment for women with any sort of online audience.

If you or someone you know feel that you are being followed or harassed and are unsafe, please contact local law enforcement straight away.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!