During a livestream on December 19, Twitch star Imane “Pokimane” spent some time interacting with her fans when she noticed a viewer seemingly criticizing her for wearing “way too much makeup.”
Imane responded to the comment by suggesting that men should instead compliment women on their makeup. She explained her reasoning with an analogy, comparing makeup to art in a gallery.
Pokimane discussed her recovery from COVID-19 at the start of her December 19 livestream, before her attention was drawn to a comment from a viewer named The_Soft_Poo, who said:
After reading the message, the co-founder of OfflineTV slammed the Twitch user and remarked:
Imane took the opportunity to express her thoughts about men commenting on women’s makeup, stating:
The Moroccan-Canadian personality provided an explanation for the statements with an analogy, elaborating:
"And let me tell you why. This ain't no like, s*xist s**t. It's just, makeup takes a lot of effort. That's like, if you went to an art gallery and you told someone, 'I think there's too much red on this painting,' they'll be like, 'Ow! I did it the way I liked it. The way I thought it should be done.' You know what I mean? You should think of it that way."
Pokimane suggested that people should view makeup “as a painting”:
"Think of it instead as a painting. You wouldn't run around telling someone what you think they should do on their art. Like, nah. 'That's valid criticism for art.' No, it's not! Subjective. If you don't like what they did, move on. And if you like it, tell them!"
The conversation concluded with the 26-year-old saying that women “don’t negatively” comment on other women’s makeup:
And the reason I said men, is because girls already don't negatively comment on other girls' makeup. I've actually... I've never seen that happen. I mean, I'm sure it happens here and there. But... I've rarely, rarely seen that happen. They just have fun. Literally, who cares?"
Fans react to the streamer’s sentiments
Over 88 fan reactions were posted in the YouTube comments section, with several community members praising Pokimane’s take. Here’s what they had to say: