Imane “Pokimane” Anys is known to be one of the world’s most popular streamers. Recently, the 24-year-old Twitch star made her return to the streaming community after being hiatus for one month.

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The 24-year-old Twitch star made her return to the streaming community with her Vtuber debut.

Many people believed that she should take a break after she had been surrounded in controversies. On September 12, Pokimane returned to stream Among Us and interacted with her fans.

However, after announcing on her official Twitter account her Vtuber debut, she has been receiving backlash from the online community.

The Vtuber phenomenon has become popular on the internet recently, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Vtuber, streamers will interact with their fans using their digital avatars.

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While some praised the female streamer for her new approach, some accused her of cashing in on the new trend.

What is exactly a Vtuber?

Vtuber is also known as Virtual YouTuber. The phenomenon makes use of motion-capture artists and high-end technology.

The trend is extremely popular in Japan. And it seems like the phenomenon has also affected the West.

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Hololive is a popular Vtuber agency.

When you talk about popular Vtuber agencies, you can’t forget Hololive, which is in the process of expanding its reach with Hololive English, a new subdivision. Popular Vtubers include Kaguya Luna and Kizuna AI.

Considering the popularity and reach of anime, the Vtuber industry is surely one of the most profit-making ones.

Twitter’s reaction to Pokimane’s Vtuber debut

During her announcement, Pokimane didn’t forget to credit the artists who assisted her in creating her digital avatars.

While some of her fans expressed their disappointment when they couldn’t see her face, a large section of users criticized her for trying to steal the spotlight from those Vtubers who started the trend.

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After that, Pokimane posted another post to defend herself.

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But that didn't seem to go well.

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With all the negative comments being sent her way, we will have to see if Pokiman will be successful with Vtuber.

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