Pokimane spoke on the Andrew Tate controversy: “It makes me kind of scared” –The controversial debate raged on the Internet for quite a few weeks after popular influencer Andrew Tate was banned across several social media platforms. Recently, Twitch star Pokimane expressed her opinion about the entire drama, stating the popularity of such a controversial figure scares her.
Andrew Tate sparked debates following his sexist and misogynistic comments across social media platforms, leading to multiple bans on these platforms. Despite his efforts to justify his statements, many have criticized him for his opinions. Several streamers called him out and Pokimane recently joined the list. After taking a month off from Twitch streaming, Imane “Pokimane” Anys is back online, and a lot has transpired while she was gone. And now, she pointed out that Tate’s popularity even after his bans hasn’t sunken as estimated.
Pokimane spoke on the Andrew Tate controversy: “It makes me kind of scared”
Pokimane is quite vocal when it comes to speaking on influencers with controversial views of this nature. Recently she was asked about Tate during an episode of the H3 podcast with Ethan and Hila Klein, and the streamer confessed she felt “sorry” because of his popularity and impact among young guys.
“To me, it just made me really sad, because I thought as internet users, we had kind of moved past this sort of talk, this sort of misogyny, this sort of rhetoric,” she began. “To see it come back and rise up in such a massive manner, I guess was just surprising and kind of sad to see, especially in regards to the harassment that it resulted in.”
“Something I don’t think people discuss enough is — clearly there must be a lot, especially young men, who for some reason resonate with what Andrew Tate is saying. Why is that, and are there any takeaways we can take from that in order to have things not snowball so far out of control in the future?”
The Andrew Tate controversy unfolded with quite an impact on the Internet, which is why it is receiving such attention even after weeks of his ban.