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Pokimane tricked into saying rude phrases in Japanese

Published: 13/Nov/2019 15:15 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 16:32

by Jacob Hale

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During a trip to Japan, popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was targeted by an IRL stream sniper who tricked her into saying inappropriate things in Japanese while livestreaming.

While many streamers will take a break from streaming while they go on vacation, she saw this as an opportunity to bring her fans along to see a different side to her and a part of the world that many might not have experienced.

Pokimane had been in Japan for around a week at the time of the incident, taking in the culture and doing some IRL streams to keep viewers in the loop as to what is going on throughout her travels, when she was approached by a man posing as a fan.

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Said fan offered to help her learn some Japanese words and phrases and – as you could imagine – this didn’t play out as nicely as Poki may have liked.

The man instructed the streamer to say certain Japanese phrases, all of which were inappropriate, with Pokimane unwittingly mocking herself before her viewers and the Japanese public, thinking she was saying: “I love Japan.”

Although Pokimane herself seemed entirely unaware of what was going on, the person holding the camera did question whether she was being trolled, challenging the man because he hadn’t heard “Nihon”, the Japenese way of saying Japan.

It turned out that the phrase was unsavory and self-deprecative, and that Pokimane’s trust in the kindness of strangers was misplaced this time around.

It’s likely a learning experience for the California resident, who may seek out someone more reliable when trying to learn new Japanese phrases next time around.

Pokimane originally got her start in content creation streaming League of Legends, which recently crowned Chinese team FunPlus Phoenix as its 2019 World Champions, beating European’s G2 Esports in a 3-0 grand final sweep.

What really saw Poki’s rise to fame, though, was her Fortnite Battle Royale streams, and since its release, she has become Twitch’s most-followed female streamer at 3.5 million followers

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HAchubby goes crazy celebrating huge Twitch donation

Published: 20/Jan/2021 16:20

by Alex Garton

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After receiving a huge $2,500 donation, Twitch streamer HAchubby celebrated in a rather unexpected manner that made for an amazing Twitch highlight.

If you’re a fan of Twitch and you tune into the platform regularly then you’ll know that watching streamers receive huge donations is always entertaining. Audiences love watching them so much, there’s even a sub-genre of videos on YouTube that are dedicated to donating huge amounts of money to streamers to see their reactions.

It’s no surprise these videos get millions of views as it’s always great content to see a Twitch streamer having their day made by a big donation. Of course, it’s difficult to predict how someone will act after being donated a large amount of money.

In HAchubby’s case, it involved celebrating by running around her store with a basket on her head.

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HAchubby has over 250,000 followers on Twitch

HAchubby celebrates huge Twitch donation

During her January 19 stream, HAchubby received a huge $2,500 Twitch donation from one of her viewers. Of course, she was extremely grateful for the donation and expressed how thankful she was: “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god thank you so much.”

At first, it appeared as if she was going to carry on with the stream, but then she suddenly burst into a celebratory dance. Her Twitch chat erupted with messages and her viewers were clearly happy to see how thankful she was for the donation.

It was at that point she grabbed a basket from the store that she owns and began running about the aisle with it on her head. The highlight made for a hilarious Twitch clip and it was obvious how much the donation meant to her.

There’s no denying it’s not your typical reaction to a donation, but it’ll certainly be a memorable highlight for any of her viewers watching live. On top of this, you can guarantee it’ll be added to the range of streamer donation clips featured in various compilation videos.

We’ll have to keep our eye for any more big donations that HAchubby receives to see how she reacts the second time around.