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Twitch under fire for running Pokimane Pro Bowl ads during streams

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:15 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 21:15

by Virginia Glaze


Major streaming platform Twitch has garnered widespread criticism, after showing advertisements for popular streamer Pokimane’s event taking place at the 2019 Pro Bowl.

Another popular streamer by the name of Sam ‘Strippin’ Thorne called out the ads in a scathing Tweet on January 24, noting that Twitch’s user base had been vocal about ads promoting other broadcasters on their own channels beforehand.

“I thought people were pretty vocal recently about their displeasure of other broadcasters being advertised on their channels,” Strippin wrote. “So why the fuck are my viewers seeing Pokimane ads, Twitch?”

Strippin wasn’t the only streamer to complain about the issue, either; streamer ‘LLance’ created a humorous skit to describe the debacle, calling back to the backlash from similar ads created for Fortnite pro Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

“Yeah, Ninja’s too controversial – that’s why people were mad,” the fictitious Twitch conglomerate said.

Users across Twitch decried a similar instance in late December of 2018, after Twitch rolled out ads across the platform promoting Ninja’s New Year’s Eve event. Major streamers, such as Dr Disrespect, decried the movement, calling the ads “ugly” among other insults.

“Dear Twitch, get these ugly looking New Year’s Eve ad rolls off my page,” the Doc wrote. “Don’t ever do it again either. Ever.”

Now, it looks like Twitch is back at it again – this time, for massively popular streamer Pokimane, who has since reacted to the debacle with a bemused response to her fanbase.


Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith


Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

Poster image for the film Dallas Buyers Club
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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

Matthew McConaughey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.