fans of Pull out Streamers, especially female streamers, are known for going to extreme lengths to get their favorite creators’ attention on the platform. For some streamers, this can lead to scary situations such as: For example, with a Russian streamer, a fan broke into her home and left a note on her door. Pokimane, one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, has also suffered as fans found out her home address and turned up at her home.
Some fans, instead of taking on the role of a stalker in tracking their favorite streamer, will try instead to throw as much money as possible at a content creator to get their attention. A Twitch streamer known as PoutyRin was recently asked by a fan how much she would charge to play competitive FPS Brave with him. Rin joked that she would be charged $2,000 for the gaming session and was shocked to discover that shortly after the joke, $2,000 had been transferred to her PayPal account.
Most people who keep up with the streaming world know that some streamers can make a lot of money outside of streaming. Some streamers like Amouranth make millions of dollars by posting exclusive content on other websites. However, when PoutyRin tweeted about the $2,000 sum, she was met with criticism as some people online believed she took advantage of one of her fans and got as much money as possible from someone who had called her a “goddess”. .
Others believed that PoutyRin wasn’t wrong in taking the money and it was the fan’s choice to spend his money. A few more replies on Twitter shed light on the situation, with one user also stating that he would charge people for playing Brave with him, but his fee would be “only” $1,000 per session. Unfortunately, there was also some sexism present in the Twitter thread noting that the only reason PoutyRin was able to gain fans was because she is a woman. Similar remarks can often be found online, even removing streamers like IShowSpeed Brave after a sexist tirade.
It is currently unknown if PoutyRin returned the money to the fan or if she has already played with him. Some people online asked the streamer to return the money, but even if PoutyRin did, it probably won’t stop other people from donating large amounts of money. Some streamers like Pokimane have even increased their donation limit in recent years because they consider larger amounts to be “unnecessary”.
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