Pokimane under fire after blasting sponsor of anti "simp" YouTuber - Dexerto

Pokimane under fire after blasting sponsor of anti “simp” YouTuber

Published: 18/May/2020 19:34

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is getting called out by many content creators after she attacked the sponsor of YouTuber ‘It’sAGundam’ for making a video criticizing “simps.”

It’sAGundam is known for making videos critical of modern online culture, such as “simping.” The term “simp” popularly refers to men who overvalue women and do or say things they may not agree with because they believe a woman would want them to do so.

On May 13, It’sAGundam uploaded a video titled “Simp willingly goes homeless for Pokimane,” which features comments made by Twitter users about donating outrageous sums of money to the Twitch streamer.

In the video, he specifically takes aim at a user on Twitter who claimed to have donated $1,000 to Anys, despite being four months behind on his rent among others who appear to fawn over the streamer.

Eventually, on May 16, Pokimane watched the video during her stream and blasted the YouTuber and his sponsor, Ridge Wallet.

“I can’t believe anyone would sponsor these shenanigans,” she said. “Like what?”

“And I will say, for this company to sponsor a video that’s literally 20 minutes of talking sh*t about me…” Pokimane paused, clearly fuming over the content of the video. “You will never see… if you ever reach out to me, if I ever see you in my inbox.”

Anys then crossed her arms forming an “X” and stated, “on sight” jokingly suggesting she’d either delete or block the company right away.

“Like, no company should do that just about ever. ‘Oh, is this a video where some random dude behind a VR machine calls a girl a th*t for twenty minutes? Really want to put my logo on that one!’” she mocked.

Since blasting It’sAGundam’s sponsors, Poki has come under fire from users critical of her stance across social media. “The video is comedic and satirical, but it offended Poki so much that she calls out the sponsor of the video,” Josh Pescatore raged.

“I am all for creators talking sh*t on other creators, but why go after advertisers?” he asked, and added that it was “lame AF” for a millionaire to go after a YouTuber’s sponsor during the ongoing global issues.

Bowblax, who has had his own issues with Pokimane over copyright strikes, claimed that if it wasn’t for her prior controversy with him, she would have attempted to take down It’sAGundam’s video.

Pokimane hasn’t responded to the controversy further, and it’s unclear if her comments have affected the relationship between the YouTuber and his sponsor. Dexerto has reached out to It’sAGundam for comment.


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!