Pokimane faces fan backlash over the pricing of Myna Cookies – In a recent turn of events, popular Twitch streamer Pokimane has found herself at the center of controversy after unveiling her new venture, Myna, and its flagship product, the ‘Midnight Mini Cookies.’ The controversy revolves around the pricing of these cookies, with fans expressing discontent over the perceived high cost.
The trouble began on November 13 when Pokimane introduced Myna, showcasing the healthy chocolate cookies infused with Vitamin D. Almost immediately, keen-eyed fans noticed a strikingly similar product available at Costco, but at a considerably lower price point.
Pokimane faces fan backlash over the pricing of Myna Cookies
In response, a spokesperson from Myna emphasized the uniqueness of their product formulation, refuting claims that it was a mere rebranding of an existing item.
Despite this clarification, criticism persisted, particularly regarding the pricing structure. Priced at $7 per bag, the cookies are only available in bundles of 4, 8, and 12 packs. Fans took to various platforms to voice their concerns about the perceived high cost of indulging in Pokimane’s culinary creation.
“If you’re a broke boy”
Same person that judged other individuals for getting their bag calling it cringe saying that she had morals.
She is selling an overpriced repackaged product and is lying about it, of course people are going to call you out.
— Big E (@Big_E) November 19, 2023
In a November 18 livestream, Pokimane decided to address the criticism head-on, taking a rather direct approach. She called out those labeling the cookies as overpriced, stating, “When people are like ‘oh my god $28 for cookies.’ It’s four bags, that’s $7 per bag. I know, I know math is hard when you’re an idiot. But, if you’re a broke boy just say so.”
The response, however, triggered a wave of backlash on social media. Hundreds of users criticized Pokimane for being “insensitive” and accused her of being “out of touch” with her audience. Some users described her reaction as one of the “worst ways possible” to handle criticism.
This incident sheds light on the ongoing challenges influencers face when launching their own products. As Pokimane navigates this storm of criticism, fans were particularly upset with the way the streamer addressed the situation.