Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is one of the platform’s most popular female content creators, boasting over three million followers - but sometimes, the streaming grind can get a little bit overwhelming.
While Pokimane is generally known for her humorous broadcasts and awkward interactions with fans, she’s also adept at trolling her fanbase, as evidenced by her hilarious rant during a July 27 Twitch stream.
Anys’ usual cheerful air was replaced by sad background music in an instant, as she suddenly became “overwhelmed” by her healthy smoothie, which required her to use almond milk instead of whole milk.
“We try so hard in life,” Pokimane tearily lamented. “Whether you’re working or going to school, trying to land that job. We have so much going on already. And on top of that, we have to worry about what we eat? And we have to put nut milk in our smoothies because regular milk is fattening?”
Pokimane quickly broke out into laughter shortly thereafter, laughing at the ridiculousness of the phrase “nut milk" and revealing that her sobbing speech was just a hilarious troll.
This wouldn’t be the first time the streamer has effectively trolled her audience by crying, either: in fact, Pokimane went on a similar tangent during a July 8 broadcast, which also involved food.
“Oh my god, I got an omelet and fruit, but the fruit landed on the omelette,” Pokimane “cried” after opening up her meal. “... You just have this big piece of Honeydew on top tainting it in the same manner that evil people taint our communities.”
While Anys’ crocodile tears make for some hilarious moments, the streamer spilled some genuine tears during a broadcast just a day prior to her omelette rant, after receiving a slew of dislikes on a video describing her streaming career.
“It does hurt my feelings, kind of, that they’ve done this on so many different streamers, and then like, as soon as it’s me, it’s like, so many dislikes,” she said of the video. “I don’t really know why.”
Although Pokimane ended her stream shortly thereafter to avoid crying on camera, she has since made a joke of her emotional response to the hate, delivering fake breakdowns over trivial elements like omelettes and smoothies - much to the amused confusion of her fanbase.