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POKIMANE EXPLAINS WHY PEOPLE DONATE TO RICH TWITCH STREAMERS

WHAT HAPPENED?

Pokimane has explained why she thinks stream viewers donate so generously to content creators who are already incredibly wealthy.

Speaking during her August 21 stream, Poki suggested that the main reason for donations is the attention the donor receives from the streamer.

“Why do people actually donate to Twitch streamers?” she read while scouring Reddit.

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Because people don’t go as far to think ‘how much does this person need my money?’ People donate because they want someone’s attention. And if anything, the richer someone becomes the more valuable their attention becomes.

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We all know why, because most people don’t – we’re not all spending money logically twenty-four-seven. We do things for other reasons.

Her comments certainly struck a chord with viewers, many of whom commented their agreement with Poki’s take on the situation.