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Pokimane urges her Twitch viewers to stop giving influencers “free sh*t”

Published: 20/Oct/2020 6:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Pokimane, who is one of the most down-to-earth streamers on the internet, became a voice for the people when she urged her Twitch viewers to stop giving “free sh*t” to influencers and other famous people with lots of money.

Influencers are quite controversial in the modern world. In simple terms, they’re people who are involved in social media marketing and endorse products, and include product placements in their content.

Twitch streamers have dipped into that field too, with plenty of broadcasting stars — including Pokimane — sponsored by big-name brands.

The best of them can even be considered a positive influence, no pun intended. But others can’t stand influencers no matter what, and consider them to be ‘sellouts.’

Either way, we’re not here to judge, and neither is Twitch sensation Pokimane; she doesn’t mind that they’re promoting stuff, she just doesn’t think their loyal fanbases need to gift them anything extra on the side for it either.

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Pokimane weighed in on people donating to influencers in her latest Twitch stream.

In her Oct. 19 stream, she dropped some words of wisdom to her Twitch viewers and urged them to stop giving influencers and other rich people “free sh*t.”

“Okay, I’m gonna be honest,” she said. “Ya’ll need to stop giving people who got money free sh*t. Like influencers, actors, people you recognize.” It’s a sentiment others have echoed time and time again.

“They got money!” she added with a laugh. “You should say, “Hey, I’m a really big fan!” and ask them to tip you extra. Okay?”

Pokimane wasn’t telling her viewers to not support their favorite influencers.

However, she is telling them to be careful and think twice before giving them money. Because at the end of the day, she said, many are doing quite well, at least compared to most of their fans and followers.

Not everyone will agree with her on the issue, but her advice does show how much she cares about her fans and viewers. It’s like they’re one big family, at least for the most part, and she’s trying to look out for their best interests.

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Logan Paul wants to fight NHL pro Evander Kane after challenging Jake

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTube sensation Logan Paul responded to a boxing challenge NHL pro Evander Kane issued to his brother, Jake, during the Impaulsive podcast.

Right after Jake scored a stunning knockout on former basketball player Nate Robinson, the San Jose Sharks left-winger sent a challenge Paul’s way, claiming he’s easy, get ‘wrecked.’

Now, one of the Paul brothers has seemingly accepted the challenge, but it wasn’t the one who Kane was expecting.

“San Jose Sharks? What is that exactly? Some sort of fish or aquatic animal who lives in San Jose?” Logan joked and read Kane’s original tweet. (Segment begins at 33:28)

 

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“Put him on a list,” he remarked. “Does Jake Paul vs Evander Kane, is that a headline fight? How many buys does that get?”

While Jake’s last fight was on the undercard for Mike Tyson’s boxing return against Roy Jones JR, some could argue that Paul stole the show with his huge knockout that went viral on social media. It’s unclear if Kane would have the same star power as Robinson.

The podcast members agreed that the fight wouldn’t exactly be worthy of a headliner, but Logan Paul had an idea.

“Or does he just do it because he will get another fantastic f**king knockout? Is he even active?” Logan asked, inquiring about if Kane was still playing in the NHL. “Okay, so when is he going to train boxing? We’ll go through it again. I’ll put a quarter-million down this time.”

With Logan Paul down to step into the ring against Kane, all that was needed was a response by the forward, who wasted no time in accepting the invitation.

In a short eight-second video tweet, the Sharks player accepted the challenge quite confidently.

“Logan Paul, I’ll take the mop off your head and wipe the floor with you,” he said and proceeded to tag the YouTuber in the reply.

It’s unclear when or if this fight actually goes down, especially with Kane being active in the NHL, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens. The NHL season is set to begin on January 1 at the earliest, but hopefully, the two can arrange for a fight in the following off-season.