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Pokimane left stunned after Twitch fan makes awkward refund demand

Published: 10/Apr/2020 4:43

by Isaac McIntyre


Streaming superstar Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was left speechless after one of her Twitch fans demanded a refund for a series of $2 donations made to the online personality over the past week.

Twitch streaming goes hand-in-hand with regular donations. Huge names on the platform like Dr Disrespect, Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, and of course Pokimane will often get hundreds of dollars worth of ‘donos’ across any given broadcast.

For Twitch’s biggest names, regular donations accompanied by messages rolling in is normal. What isn’t, however, is those same fans asking for a refund. That meant when one of Anys’ fans demanded their $6 back, she was shocked.

Pokimane was hit with the refund request just minutes into her April 9 broadcast. While she was still just getting settled in, a $2 donation from ‘matthill’ popped up. In it, the fan revealed they had lost their job, and needed the money back.

“I hate to ask this because I really enjoy and want to support the stream,” the donation began, “but do you mind refunding the $6 I sent over three donations four days ago. Restaurant closed and as a waiter I lost my income.”

Pokimane gets plenty of donations every broadcast, but was blindsided by a refund request in her latest stream.
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Pokimane gets plenty of donations every broadcast, but was blindsided by a refund request in her latest stream.

Pokimane was stunned, and sat in silence for a moment. Perhaps she was stunned by the fans’ predicament, or was simply figuring out how to reply next. Eventually, she admitted she couldn’t tell if it was a joke or not.

“I can’t tell if you’re joking. If you’re being serious, why would you give me more money to ask me to give you your money back?” she replied, before adding it would be “so difficult” for her to dig through her donations to send it back.

“So difficult for me to find that donation,” she said. She did have some advice for the viewer though, just in case their plight was real. “The best thing you can do is just refund it through PayPal. I’ll try and accept it. I hope you’re joking though.”

Pokimane is far from the first Twitch star to have to deal with refund requests, but she may have handled it better than most ⁠— last time notoriously boisterous streamer xQc was asked to refund a donation, he exploded.

While Pokimane offered a solution for refunds, fellow streamer Lengyel said he “didn’t care” about figuring them out because the donos were so low. He also dubbed the mom who said her kid had wrongly donated a “f**king hag.”


TikTok Star Zoe Laverne admits she “caught feelings” for underage fan

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:10

by Alice Hearing


TikToker Zoe Laverne has spoken out after facing a huge backlash from multiple leaked videos showing her allegedly kissing an underage fan.

Earlier this week a video surfaced online showing 19-year-old Zoe and a 13-year-old called Connor exchanging a kiss, confirming previous accusations from ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt.

In the days before, leaked Instagram messages showed that Cody and Amber raised concerns over “very intense” interactions with Connor. Zoe had previously denied allegations of a relationship with an underage influencer.

Despite leaving Instagram in September following a lip-syncing controversy, Zoe appears to have created, and now runs, a fandom Instagram account called “zlpfandom2.0.” Shortly after the videos leaked, she explained via the account that she would be taking a break from social media, but did not address the issue.

TikTok star Zoe Laverne
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Zoe explained that she and Connor have separated

Her mom, however, did come online to share her thoughts and defended Zoe’s relationship with Connor, saying “Anybody can reach over and kiss somebody. They’re best friends.”

On October 28, Zoe finally addressed the videos on the fandom Instagram account.  She wrote, “I would like to say I am aware of what was leaked.. but Connor was not raped, etc. Connor and I kissed yes.. never had a relationship but we did catch feelings for each other after being so close. These videos were from months ago and we both realized it was wrong and we both cut it off.”


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She explained that she understood the ramifications of her actions, adding, “before anything was leaked I did tell his mom we kissed. She wasn’t happy obviously but she understood that we are both teenagers and that feelings can be caught.

“I am aware that I am an adult and I am aware that I have done something wrong and I am very sorry for what I have done. Connor and I will [livestream] together as soon as this all calms down and explain ourselves.”

She also confirmed that the situation has been settled and the two have separated. “Connor and I have had no communication for 3 days now. We are still friends but we think it’s best to stop talking and work on each other’s mental health and spend time with our families”

Despite the very serious controversy, Zoe’s TikTok account continues to grow above 17 million followers.