“Although I never said it with ill intent or racial context or the hard R, I still want to make it clear that I don’t condone the use of that language,” she said in the apology video. “I don’t want my deletion of those things or my silence now to make it seem otherwise. I’ve commented on this in the past, but honestly, my statement or comments then weren’t even good enough… I just want to make it clear that I am genuinely so sorry if I hurt or offended anybody with what I said. I really wish I could go back in time and change the past. Unfortunately, I can’t. I do hope that my behavior in regards to language for the last couple of years and onward will speak for itself.”
“I personally made the decision seven years ago or whenever I got into streaming that I don’t want my personal life to be part of my content,” Anys said. “For me, this also creates a healthier divide between my work life and personal life, which is an area where the lines are already pretty blurred. I understand that some people could relate this to donations, but you could also argue that one can make a lot of money by publicizing the relationship or making content out of it. Neither of these things are wrong at all… I personally want to be able to experience my relationships without the scrutiny of an online audience. If you disagree, that’s totally alright. You don’t have to support me or my content.”
The community reaction to the apology.
Thoughts on Pokimane apology?
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) August 18, 2020
Pokimane is pretty smart, there's some valid criticism against her that she doesn't even need to confront because all of the troglodytes who hate on her are attacking useless things about her while giving her extreme amounts of publicity for more people to sub to her. pic.twitter.com/znKp6KtRtE
— literally just majima (@cloutpsycho) August 19, 2020