Pokimane Receiving Backlash

Ennan Zapanta December 12, 2021
Pokimane Receiving Backlash

Popular Twitch streamer Imane Anys aka Pokimane was recently criticized online for making a joke about kidnapping a child. While many Twitch viewers understood that the Twitch star was joking, others proceeded to bash her, calling her “super f**ked up.”

Pokimane’s 10th December Twitch livestream, in which she detailed to her viewers how she knows she is a woman in her twenties, sparked a backlash. 

Here’s what Pokimane said; “When I go outside to the mall or walking down the street, and I see a little kid, and I look at them, and they look at me, and they look so damn cute. And their cheeks are nice and round and supple. And they’re so little, and they’re wearing little people’s clothes! Like, you know when the clothes are little, and it’s so f**king cute, And I’m looking at them and they’re looking at me, and they’re looking like the PeepoWow with the big eyes and I’m like, your little body and your little clothes on your little body but your big cheeks; the cheeks are too big for the little body.” 

In the end, Pokimane jokes; “And then I look at the parents, and the parents aren’t looking, and I’m like, it would be so easy to steal your child right now. It would just be so easy.”

While Pokimane intended to emphasize how adorable young children are, some fans mistook an obvious joke for a genuine desire to steal the child. While many Twitter users voiced their displeasure with Pokimane’s remarks, others backed her, claiming that she didn’t mean what she said literally and that her critics were looking for an opportunity to bash her.