Pokimane explains why she’s “afraid of IRL streaming”, after watching the viral Andrea Botez clip. Since returning from Canada, Pokimane has begun streaming her gaming sessions on Twitch after spending a little time with her family. She was seen live on stream by many fans who were thrilled to see her. Three weeks after being away from work, she has begun working again. It also delighted her, since the fans were thrilled. Having taken an extended break from streaming, fans can now look back at her stream. While streaming she talks about Andrea Botez’s viral clip. She stated that she feels scared to live stream in person after watching Andrea Botez’s video of the man bothering her in a restaurant.
It can be unintended for some things to happen when you stream Twitch in person. While chess master Andrea Botez was live-streaming her game at a restaurant, a man repeatedly tried to get her attention and hang out with her, resulting in a painful interaction. Streamers always run a risk when hosting in-person streams, since strangers may show unruly behavior to get attention if they find out you are streaming. Pokimane spoke about streaming in real life after watching the Botez clip.
Pokimane explains why she’s “afraid of IRL streaming”, after watching the viral Andrea Botez clip
While watching the viral video of Andrea Botez, Pokimane cringed with her hands over her face. In the video, the man continues to attempt to sit down with her at the restaurant. Her chat saw the rude gesture the man made after he finally left Andrea alone, in his final attempt to gain Andrea’s attention.
As Poki watched the clip, she said, “This is why I am scared of In Real Lifestreaming.”. I’ve already had bad/weird experiences.” This clip shows the types of harassment women face when they Livestream their experiences, as there are a lot of examples of Twitch streamers being harassed by men in real life. Jinny, another streamer who has dealt with this, is also familiar with it. She coped with racial abuse thrown at her and an alleged kidnapping attempt.