Streamer blames “jealous” Pokimane fans for Twitch ban after bizarre clip

Meg Bethany Koepp
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After the bizarre clip of a streamer’s strange reaction towards a selfie of Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys led to his suspension, the Australian hit out at her “jealous” fans and blamed them for the ban.

On January 30, a viewer informed Pokimane of a clip that was making the rounds online in which Twitch streamer ‘Empirrre’ jokingly took one of her Twitter selfies and positioned his camera overlay so that it appeared as though he was kissing and licking her backside.

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While the Moroccan-Canadian found the whole thing hilarious and even got in on the joke herself by positioning her own camera feed so she could stretch out her arm and “stop” the Australian with her hand, he was later banned from the Amazon-owned platform – something he blames the 23-year-old’s “jealous” fans for.

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Banned after weird interaction with Pokimane picture

On January 31, the 26-year-old informed his Twitter followers of the one-day suspension, and shared a partial screenshot of the email he was sent from Twitch about the ban.

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“I have been temporary banned on Twitch for 1 day, this is most likely due to spam reporting,” he said, stating that Poki’s reaction to the clip could have caused her fans to mass report him. “Probably out of jealousy towards [Pokimane] which [by the way] was a joke.”

While the image of the email was cut off as to not show the exact reason why the platform made the decision to temporarily suspend him, it did back up the Australian’s claim that he’d been banned for one day.

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