Pokimane reveals a scary incident of getting harassed and abused in public. In a recent Twitch stream, Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys warned her followers not to be that guy after a stranger acted irrationally, shouting and harassing her in a parking lot as she was alone, making her feel threatened and causing her to run away.
Pokimane is one of the most popular streamers in the world and is usually recognized and approached in public, usually by fans wanting a picture and a chat. A strange experience on February 10 shook her up and even made her run away from the men as their shrieks became more sinister. On her Instagram she posted a story, “I was walking back to my friends (but was alone) in a parking lot when two guys started hollering at me.” At first, one of them sang ‘happy Valentine’s Day to you,’ I was like ‘uhh you too.
Pokimane reveals a scary incident of getting harassed and abused in public
It all turned around when one of them sang “you could be my cereal’s milk with that skirt.” Finally, one of the men sang loudly, “I wanna see what’s under that skirt… show me what’s under that skirt…”, and the streamer had heard enough, turning into a “track star” and running. In addition to confirming that she was fine, Pokimane said, “please don’t be that guy. It pissed me off that he thought it was okay/funny to yell those things to me. Likely because I was alone. His friend didn’t say sh*t either.”
Also thanking followers and friends for their messages, she said she wanted to share this because first of all it was “cringe” and second, to “raise awareness that this happens a lot. Please be kind to one another and look out for your friends.”
Previously, Pokimane made headlines after she too was the target of harassment on her stream, when now-banned streamer JiDion ‘raided’ a section of her community channel. However, the pair have since made up and even hung out again.