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Pokimane explains Amouranth’s suspicious sudden follower increase

By Olivia Richman


Nov 3, 2019

Reading time: 2 min

After a NSFW clothing malfunction live on stream, Amouranth became the fastest growing Twitch streamer when she returned from her short-lived ban. 

Despite the 400,000-follower increase, Amouranth remained the second most followed female streamer on Twitch. The number one female streamer, Imane “Pokimane” Anys, must have been feeling the heat, because she chimed in on the almost instantaneous increase once news spread that Amouranth’s following had grown by 50% in less than a week. 

“When I heard that Amouranth got like hundreds of thousands of followers after she had an oopsie on stream, I was so confused,” Pokimane said on stream. 

Although Pokimane tried to play it off as a “meme,” she couldn’t help but ask her followers how someone could gain 400,000 followers so fast. 

“Where do these people come from?” Pokimane continued. “”I actually didn’t understand, like where?” 

Pokimane then said the “ruthless businesswoman” within her was “conflicted” over the incident. 

“They’re not coming from Twitch,” she said, citing that the Twitch community is already aware of Amouranth’s sexy streams and the ongoing controversies that have come with it. That means the followers must be new to Twitch, she concluded. 

The second reason Pokimane gave for being skeptical was that, despite Amouranth’s rapid follower gain, her viewership had not much increased. 

“It’s not like she quadrupled her viewership either,” she said. 

Even though Pokimane seemed to believe that an accidental genital exposure wouldn’t help a streamer gain so much clout so quickly, she told her followers she “wasn’t even mad” about the random increase in Twitch users following Amouranth. 

“At the end of the day, it’s just more people on Twitch, looking for them soon enough. Like am I wrong? Just saying,” she said, comically sticking out her tongue and rubbing her hands together. 

While the majority of the 400,000 new followers were removed on October 29, Amouranth still saw a big increase in followers when she came back from her ban. Nobody is quite sure where these new followers came from, but many are now speculating that they are bots. Twitch has yet to comment on the removal of over 300,000 of those followers.