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Sodapoppin confused by backlash against Pokimane

Published: 29/Jan/2019 15:51 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 21:20

by Matt Porter

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Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris has explained why he is bewildered by some of the comments directed at fellow streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys on social media.

advert promoting her Twitch channel was played during broadcasts of other streamers, who were upset at the company for advertising another stream, potentially causing them to lose viewers.

A clip of Anys crying after the death of a friend was then posted to the LivestreamFails subreddit, with some commenting that they believed Pokimane was using the tragedy as a way to get donations, something that she vehemently denied.

While performing a question and answer session on his stream, Sodapoppin began to discuss things he hated, and specifically mentioned a recent video made about Anys that discussed the way she used copyright claims.

“That person without a doubt is a shitty person, and I don’t like seeing that person receive any praise. Why is this dude receiving praise? I hate that stuff,” Morris told his chat.

  • Read MorePokimane responded to the criticism of advertisements promoting her appearing on other streamers’ channels by saying that the talent involved “don’t always have control” over the promotion, it appears Twitch has taken the comments to heart.

    The company has said they will no longer promote events featuring Twitch’s top stars on other creators’ channels, stating that they recognized that their “good intentions caused concern across their broader Twitch creators.”

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”