Twitch Clip of xQc Defending Pokimane Goes Viral
Despite how popular Pokimane is, she suffers a lot of toxic responses online, and it sounds like xQc is sick of it, per this clip. Pokimane is one of the top streamers on Twitch. During a recent stream, xQc was fed up with the sort of attacks that Pokimane has to deal with on a regular basis. It’s such a nice thing to hear. xQc can and has courted controversy more than once in the past, but this is a nice, wholesome moment, and a message that people needed to hear.
Trash Takes From Really Angry Viewers
One of the worst takes has to come from people that are upset about women streamers. Just because streamers like Pokimane have a huge following and are successful, these female streamers are “stealing their views”, takes like that. These kinds of people make up all sorts of excuses about how women like Pokimane don’t deserve what they have.
Felix “xQc” Lengyel ranted about this on his stream back on April 22nd. He talked about these misogynists who do nothing but complain about the success of female streamers:
“There’s a lot of successful women out there. There’s a good handful of them. And they show a lot of good incentive, and they have good content. Legitimate misogynists will say ‘No, they have bad content!’ like when there is a big Pokimane hate. ‘Nah bro, she’s only growing because of x, y, z.’ And they will say ‘Content is bad, trash,’” and then he went on to slam these people. “All the people that watch and the millions of followers that they have disagree with your stupid a** take!”
Poki Responds Positively
The response to this clip from xQc about Pokimane has been fairly positive, enough so that the streamer herself thanked xQc for standing up. More often than not, when someone defends female streamers, those people get accused of being “simps”, or “White Knights”, what have you. But xQc has a massive following and if he takes the time to say that women in streaming are valid, it can go a long way in changing that negative sort of viewpoint.
It won’t end women in streaming being harassed, but more people definitely need to stand up and say something. Pokimane had this to say, thanking xQc:
“Thanks X, you’re a real one. Never in my wildest dreams would I imagine myself on an LSF post with xQc saying something nice about me, and most of the top comments also saying something nice about me. I slept really well last night, let’s just say that.”
Far too many people just slam Pokimane and other female streamers just to get views and clicks. It gets those angry viewers chatting, because “someone agrees with them,” which is just sad. It had to be pretty refreshing to see someone with such a huge fanbase stand up and say something positive, instead of feeding the toxic viewers of Twitch with more ammo.
The notion that “women only stream to take advantage of guys” is a shameful bit of discourse. It’s clearly not true. The hope is that, in time, these hot takes will go away, and women will be treated equally on Twitch. Kudos to xQc for making his voice heard.