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Famous people who can't stand Pokimane

Imane Anys, known to the world as Pokimane, has attracted a number of enemies on her way to becoming one of the most-watched Twitch streamers out there. Competition and controversy go hand-in-hand with fame in the gaming world. Given this, it's hardly a surprise Pokimane has developed some feuds with big names — in fact, it'd be more surprising if that wasn't the case. 

Pokimane's success alone might stir up envy in her less secure colleagues. She signed a multi-year contract with Twitch in March 2020 that will have her streaming there exclusively, and estimates paint her as the highest earning female streamer by far. Though still in her mid-twenties, this Canadian-Moroccan college dropout is at the top of her game, so to speak. But with millions of followers, some have to be hate-watching, right?

Her blunt honesty, interactive personality, general notoriety, and femininity have also drawn criticism. As a celeb, she's always in the news for something, whether it's her makeup-free stream or her use of the N-word. And she's gotten involved in some tiffs with other famous folk on a public level that surely must help fan the flames against her. Here's a look at some of the biggest anti-Poki crusaders.

Keemstar and Pokimane got into it over fan abuse incident

Keemstar, a.k.a. Daniel Keem of DramaAlert, got into it with Pokimane in late 2018 when he judged some fellow content creators on their Halloween costumes. He made a joke about Alia "Sssniperwolf" Shelesh. Shelesh was promptly defended by her fans. Keemstar targeted one of the viewers who spoke out, making some unkind jabs that resulted in the viewer changing his Twitter avatar and account status. When confronted with negativity regarding this interaction, Keem doubled down and made more jokes.

Pokimane joined those calling him out on his behavior, posting a tweet that said, "It's fine to dislike another content creator, but you probs shouldn't hate on innocent fans. realize you have an audience that will also attack them, and most people aren't used to receiving hate like that. do better, keem." This led to a video feud between the two on the platform. Keem then deleted his original tweets about the viewer and went after Pokimane instead, mining her old tweets for embarrassing content. It's not a big stretch to say there's no love lost between these two.

Pokimane gets caught up in copyright striking scandal

Pokimane's scuffle with Keemstar led to a more serious allegation just a few months later. In December 2018, she got in trouble with fans for allegedly abusing YouTube's copyright system. In this situation, YouTuber Bowblax uploaded a video documenting Keemstar and Pokimane's Twitter argument and Pokimane reported it.

Keemstar called her out on this. Using her own words against her, he accused Pokimane of misusing YouTube's system in a tweet. PewDiePie echoed Keemstar's criticisms in a video he put out in early 2019, saying that the practice was hypocritical.

Following that scandal, Pokimane actually received a bump in viewership from people covering her with negative press, but her follower count dipped and it took some time for her to recover from it. She did eventually explain her side of the story. "The reupload of the Twitter beef wasn't transformative content, so I was able to get it taken down through my MCN," Pokimane said in a video. "But, PewDie was in the right — trying to hide all that drama only ended up bringing more attention to it."

Pokimane gets on It'sAGundam's bad side

Due to her fame, Pokimane has many male fans interested in getting attention from her. A content creator named It'sAGundam posted a video attacking these men, and in response Pokimane went after It'sAGundam's sponsor for supporting someone who was trashing talking her. She received plenty of flak for this action, and in response It'sAGundam  posted on Twitter calling Pokimane "the Carole Baskin to my Joe Exotic." Could be she's solidified a new hater here.

It's clear Pokimane's level of stardom will keep her in the headlines. If it's true that the quality of your enemies determines your reputation, she may be on top for some time yet.