‘A mistake shouldn’t define you as a person’: Pokimane discusses his streaming career with Anthony Padilla

Popular streamer Pokimane has joined Anthony Padilla for the latest episode of his popular ‘I Had a Day With’ series. Throughout the show, the pair discussed Pokimane’s overall streaming career, the smear campaigns and other hate she receives, and their opinions on many other topics, including Mistakes.

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During the episode, Padilla asked Pokimane if she felt like people “like to belittle others for their mistakes.” Because streamers and other massive online presences cultivate huge followings, they are often held to extremely high standards and face a slew of negativity when they make mistakes.

“I think some people do, uh, I hope the majority of people don’t,” the streaming star said of people’s relationship with their mistakes. “If anything, I think it’s a much better story to be like, ‘oh, this person made a mistake and was still able to learn and grow and achieve all of these things.'”

“If I make a mistake, for example, it’s fine, I can still do a lot,” Pokimane continued. “A mistake shouldn’t define you as a person.”

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Along with the topic of mistakes, the duo also discussed the hate and scrutiny that Pokimane regularly faces.

“The negativity you face online isn’t limited to specific times,” Padilla told Pokimane. “You had entire smear campaigns built around you.”

“That’s exactly what happens when hating you pays off,” the Twitch star replied. “So obviously people will be looking to take advantage of that. Honestly, even for them, they’re just doing what produces a successful outcome, in a sense, even if it’s at the expense of my sanity.

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Pokimane has been embroiled in many controversies, as is the case with any other streamer or creator whose life is constantly in the spotlight online.

While some of these situations were real issues, many of the things Pokimane was attacked for were taken out of context. Pokimane said she “felt that pressure a lot” when it came to worrying about people taking things out of context.

“At first it felt like I had to be very careful about everything I do?” said Pokimane. “But then you basically put yourself in a very small box, and that’s not fun. Literally everything can be taken out of context.

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Padilla also asked how Pokimane feels about the genre constantly being brought up when it comes to his hits. As one of the biggest female streamers in the industry, Pokimane was the first female streamer to reach many milestones and her accomplishments are often marked as firsts for her gender.

“When I achieve something and people relate it to my gender, I take it as a victory for my gender,” the streaming star said.

“When I hit a million subscribers on Twitch, what made me happiest about that milestone wasn’t just that I hit a million subscribers on Twitch,” Pokimane said. . “It’s that a woman reached a million followers on Twitch.”

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