The streaming industry has been hit by a storm of drama in the past few months, with accusations flying around, and cancel-culture truly has taken things to the next level. Imane “Pokimane” Anys, one of the biggest streaming stars on Twitch, seems to have had enough. Pokimane threw her two cents about the current situation and gender biases in the streaming industry into the ring.
Pokimane on gender biases in streaming
Imane “Pokimane” Anys had her own share of drama by accidentally showing NSFW content on a stream, for which she didn't receive a ban back in May. Now, Pokimane has shared her thoughts on gender biases in the streaming industry.
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Instead of sharing her comments on her streaming personality Twitter account, Pokimane took to her personal Twitter account. In two tweets, she comments on her feels about gender biases in the streaming industry.
Note: The tweet below this image of Pokimane contains strong language.
It is important to note Pokimane isn't talking about Twitch bans. Instead, she is talking about the gender biases of fan reactions.
in this industry,— imane (@imane) July 20, 2020
a girl fucks up:
what a fake bitch, such a worthless piece of shit, also go die in a hole.
a guy fucks up:
omg king don’t worry, everyone makes mistakes, we know you have a good heart and will be here for you forever 👑😔👏
Pokimane continues by commenting: "It sucks because I can understand why, guys have an easier time relating to guys, and girls to girls, so if a community is male-dominated, there’s bound to be biases.
"But, I hope that in this day & age, we can learn to be both fair and empathetic with others regardless of this."
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One fan responded to Pokimane's comments on gender biases, calling it a blanket statement and how things are never 100% one way or the other. In a reply to the fan, Pokimane agreed, saying it is a generalization, and she is not saying "F$#$" all men.
However, this is her experience of gender biases in the streaming industry from being in the scene for over seven years.