Pokimane addresses cookie controversy with new promotion amid backlash – Last week, Twitch star Pokimane faced criticism after the launch of her Myna Snacks cookies, with viewers comparing them to a Costco product and expressing concerns about the pricing. The situation escalated when Pokimane responded to the backlash by referring to upset viewers as “broke boys.” While she later apologized and insisted it was a joke, the term resurfaced during a November 24 stream when she discussed a special deal on her cookies.
When asked about the cookie sales, Pokimane shared that they were doing well and introduced a new promotion on the Myna Snacks website. However, she couldn’t resist injecting humor into the announcement, stating that it wasn’t a “broke boys Black Friday sale,” playfully alluding to her past controversial comments.
Pokimane addresses cookie controversy with new promotion amid backlash
The special offer entails receiving a free hat with the purchase of an eight or twelve-pack of Myna cookies. Pokimane described the hat as “really cute” and mentioned that she owns one, subtly encouraging interest in the promotion.
Despite the attempt to lighten the mood, the controversy surrounding the cookies and pricing remains a focal point. An eight-pack of Myna cookies is priced at $56, while the twelve-pack comes in at $84. This pricing, coupled with the previous remarks and subsequent apologies, has stirred discussions among viewers and fellow streamers.
Prominent streamers such as xQc, Asmongold, and Destiny shared their opinions on Pokimane’s cookies, with xQc offering a bit harsher critique, describing the taste as akin to an Oreo “but worse” and giving them a 5/10 rating. He expressed that the cookies are neither good nor bad but questioned their worthiness of the $7 price tag.
As the controversy unfolds, Pokimane’s attempt to address the situation with a special promotion awaits its reception from fans.