Pokimane has been criticized for trying too hard to be “rebellious” after Twitch return by xQc. The Twitch entertainer xQc called out fellow Twitch star Imane “Pokimane” Anys for being too difficult since returning from a short break, following a hilarious and graphic image she posted in response to a boisterous fan. In the past few weeks, Pokimane has been letting loose, grinding Valorant, showing off graphic gifts she’s bought on-stream, and generally enjoying herself.
The Twitch star’s more carefree approach contrasts with the Pokimane of old, who acknowledged trying too hard to please everyone and labeled herself a “shoulder” — someone who does “what [she] felt like [she] should do,” rather than what makes her happy.
Pokimane has been criticized for trying too hard to be “rebellious” after Twitch return by xQc
However, xQc claims it doesn’t do the Twitch star any favors. In a post on September 22, the French-Canadian expressed his anger after viewing Pokimane’s response to a viewer who called her new Twitch intro “dogsh*t.”
Imane Anys was not too happy about that. In a tongue-in-cheek diatribe, she responded to the commenter with a literal photograph of dog feces as she paused her intro – a rare occurrence for her. What the hell is that dog sh*t intro? I just heard you say something to me. What is it? A dog’s sh*t intro? “I’m going to show you a dogsh*t intro”, she repeated, followed by the graphic image: “Here it is.
xQc was unimpressed and said it was “stupid.”
The Twitch streamer suggested “Why would anybody do that? Just imagine how dumb that is.” He continued, “I think Poki is trying to be rebellious these days, and it’s just weird. First the skateboard tentacles, then the dog stuff.”
Lengyel refers to what Anys said made her go viral after she bought a skateboard with a girl eating a tentacle on it. Since Pokimane returned to Twitch streaming on September 8, she probably doesn’t care about anyone interpreting her outbursts as “rebellious” as she’s yet to reply to xQc’s on-stream comments.
Pokimane also declared “it was time to make a change” before she took her hiatus. Her focus was largely on her streaming schedule. However, she was also talking about her on-stream persona, which has traditionally been quite safe as Anys rose to fame. “That time is over,” the 25-year-old said before stepping down from broadcasting. As she responded, “I’m an idiot shoulderer. I do everything I feel like I should be doing. It’s time for a change. I just need to rearrange my priorities, figure out what’s important to me.”