Pokimane was accused of using a racial slur after a trimmed clip of her goes viral – After a trimmed clip of Pokimane saying “like who asked?” goes viral with several retweets and comments pouring in to justify the incident thereafter, she has been accused of using a racial slur.
Although Pokimane did not use the n-word but cropping a clip of her that says “like who asked?” made it look different than it really was. This is clear when the clip is not trimmed to the exact point it has been, numerous times, on social media, because Pokimane says “Like… like who asked?” By trimming out the first “like”, the “like who” is, admittedly, easily misheard as a racial slur.
Pokimane was accused of using a racial slur
An extra ten seconds clip is added down below to project what actually did Pokimane say as justification for her being misinterpreted. The video clarifies that there was no proper usage of any racial slur and that it has been trimmed very smartly to give a completely different outlook to the viewers, which they succeeded. Pokimane used the term “like” and not the ‘n-word’. After saying “like” at the beginning of the sentence, she completes her thought with “like who asked”, which makes the sentence “like……. like who asked?”
Female streamer witch hunt result of the misleading clip: The 14-second-long clip resulted in countless tweets, from both small and big accounts, including some streamers, confidently proclaiming that Pokimane had brazenly used the n-word.
“It’s the sad truth,” said fighting games pro PunkDaGod
Pokimane says nigga more than me at this point I promise y’all she do it’s the sad truth— Panda | Punk (@PunkDaGod) July 25, 2022
Amidst the chaos of whether she said something like this or not, other streamers took the opportunity to share their views on it, mostly confirming to their viewers that the streamer did use the n-word despite the fact that such was not the case. See below the tweets of some streamers:
Pokimane said the n word again?— LordCommandGrab (@LordCommandGrab) July 25, 2022
I mean what did you all expect? She plays League.
Pokimane saying the n word AGAIN? This what happens when y’all worship mid.— #1 STRAY ENJOYER! (@Palushina) July 25, 2022
Pokimane using the N word again with almost nobody talking about it is the most privileged shit I’ve seen in a while because they don’t wanna loose EVO again lmaoooo— Albino Jiginosis (@albinojiginosis) July 25, 2022