Pokimane reveals the worst part of being a YouTuber and Twitch streamer - Dexerto

Pokimane reveals the worst part of being a YouTuber and Twitch streamer

Published: 28/Mar/2019 11:47 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 12:28

by David Purcell


YouTuber Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has opened up to her fans about the struggles that come with being a full-time internet personality, explaining how it can both bring a sense of loneliness and, at times, an ‘inflated sense of ego’. 

Pokimane hosted an ‘ask me anything’ session on her Instagram story and many of her fans used the opportunity to delve deeper into the content creator’s life, away from her recording setup. 

With the topics of her answers ranging from the things she would tell her 16-year-old self and some of the more darker elements of being a YouTuber, there was a lot to be learned from this Q&A.

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane would dish out some frank advice to her 16-year-old self.

What would Pokimane say to her 16-year old self? 

Pokimane is 22 years old and has over 3.4 million YouTube subscribers at the time of writing, not to mention another 4 million followers between both Instagram and Twitter. 

However, despite that success, when asked about any advice she would give her 16-year-old self, she did have quite a bit to say. 

“If I could give advice to my 16-year-old self I would probably say something along the lines of ‘stop worrying so much about being who other people want you to be’, or changing yourself to be more palatable to others,” she said. 

The life of a YouTuber  

When asked about the secrets that YouTubers keep to themselves, she decided to lay out some of the pros and cons of her job. 

While Pokimane admits that it’s nice to be her own boss and have the opportunity to pursue different things, her explanation of the lifestyle that comes with this type of career might not be as exciting or glamorous as many of her fans might have imagined. 

“Your entire life becomes your job,” she said. “[The] Isolating lifestyle or habits, which can lead to loneliness, can have an inflated sense of ego as well as insecurities, both brought on by the amount of comments streamers get on a daily basis, aka attention and criticism.

Pokimane rakes in the views on her YouTube videos.

Pokimane’s view on the media

Being a YouTuber brings some intense scrutiny where the media is concerned, she says, both the mainstream and social media. In the past, people have dug up old clips of Pokimane where she allegedly used racial slurs, for example. 

When asked about the one thing that she would change about the world right now, the 22-year old called for everybody to think more about others. “More empathy and compassion for others and ourselves,” she responded. “Social media and traditional media has desensitized us a lot in my opinion.”

Pokimane has taken part in campaigns with other high profile Twitch streamers in the past, promoting the ever-growing industry of online content creators. 

Final advice from Pokimane

Pokimane’s ‘AMA’ session with fans might have included some advice already and even some insight into what it takes to be a YouTuber, but her takeaway advice for fans – who might not know what they want to do in life – had a very personal touch. 

“It’s OK to not know what you want to do,” she told a concerned fan. “I had a mid-life crisis in high school, university and still have those sometimes. Don’t think you’re the only one and just do your best to analyze yourself and your desires.” 


Addison Rae & Bryce Hall spark engagement rumors after cryptic ring post

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:43

by Alice Hearing


TikTok’s hottest couple, Addison Rae and Bryce Hall, have sparked rumors that they might be getting engaged after Addison flexed a flashy ring on Instagram.

Bryce and Addison — affectionately referred to as ‘Braddison’ by shippers — are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators, who were long rumored to be secretly dating despite their repeated denial to the contrary.

However, on November 30, the two finally confirmed that they are officially dating, and have been together for nearly two months (although they did break up earlier this year after just three days together).

Since their surprise announcement, they haven’t held back with their lovey-dovey social media posts about each other, complete with cuddly, PDA-filled TikToks. And of course, while both creators are still so young, fans of the couple are eager for more content – especially if they decide to tie the knot in the future.

Bryce Hall Addison Rae relationship
Instagram: Bryce Hall
Bryce & Addison confirmed they were dating in November

On Thursday, January 14, Addison was spotted by paparazzi leaving XIV Karats LTD jewelry store in Beverly Hills – and  later on, posted a picture of a new sparkly ring on her ring finger to her Instagram story, leaving fans in a frenzy over what it might mean.

Addison Rae engaged
Instagram: Addison Rae
Addison posted an image of the ring on her Instagram story

Typically, an engagement ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and with the way the picture was taken, it does look like it’s on her left hand.

However, while it has prompted speculation that the pair are or could potentially be getting engaged, discussion on drama Instagram account TikTokroom heavily suggests that the pair are getting each other promise rings, instead.

This is something that several famous TikTok couples have done to show their commitment to each other, including Cynthia Parker and Quinton Griggs, as well as Alex Warren and Kouvr Annon, so it wouldn’t be so surprising if this is the case.

Either way, Bryce and Addison are clearly about as lovey-dovey as they could possibly be at this point, and engagement ring or not, the pair look like they’re in it for the long-haul.