Pokimane Apologizes for the Mocking and Offensive Twitch Stream Title. Pokimane becomes the latest social media personality to spark controversy over the use of African American Vernacular English (AAVE). She uses the AAVE language on her recent Twitch stream’s title. Let’s know about the whole controversy and about Pokimane’s recent stream.
Non-black celebrities are regularly pulled up for their use of the dialect. Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, and Awkwafina have all come under the firing line. Back in July Olivia Rodrigo was slammed by Twitter users for using a “blaccent” and using phrases as “I be trending.” Now a famous name got added to the list which is Pokimane. Pokimane is the biggest Twitch female streamer in the world. She is a gamer and streamer, she regularly streams on Twitch. In a recent stream, she un intensely uses the African American Vernacular English on the title of the stream. As soon as, Pokimane started the stream, users started slamming her on Twitter.
pokimane mocking aave in her stream title as a joke having had used the n slur is unsettling, and she misuses aave all the time talking too pic.twitter.com/CEk6nvcmtH
— xuahn (@genzukiii) August 19, 2021
Many people within the Black community still use AAVE today. Videos of celebrities such as Nicki Minaj and NeNe Leakes have previously gone viral for their use of the dialect. This has lead to widespread usage of AAVE on the internet in the form of memes, including “chile, anyways.”
Pokimane Apologises on Twitter about it, where she said she doesn’t know about the term.
sorry for late night tweet but wanted to apologize if i overused aave in my twitch title today, was not aware that some of those terms were aave & didn’t mean it in a mocking way whatsoever.
trying to change the vod title too 🙂 much love to those who brought it to my attention!
— imane 👑💜 (@imane) August 20, 2021