Yesterday we covered Twitch streamers Atrioc’s viral apology videohe tearfully dealt with being caught live in an open tab featuring deepfake porn pokimane and other prominent female streamers.
Now Pokimane has responded to the incident.
Stop sexualizing people without their consent.
That’s it, it’s a tweet.
— Pokimane (@pokimanelol) January 31, 2023
Atrioc takes responsibility for apologizing and denouncing deepfake adult content, but the video has sparked debate about the morality of deepfakes and their accessibility. Without many words, Pokimane gets to the heart of the matter. Agree.
No, it’s a little deep default. Paying someone for fake porn is weird. They have not consented to create, view or sell it.they can’t control it
And the fact that they are his friends and colleagues makes it strange
— Charlie (@MyNamesChai) January 31, 2023
People publish easily accessible sexual content that features likenesses of others without their consent, and it’s wrong. For some celebrities like Pokimane, the problem is so pervasive that it affects every part of their public image.
I mean, it’s not deep web type shit. For Pokimane it’s literally more popular than her official sub reddit. pic.twitter.com/nis47roQU5
— MrDLaw (@Mr_D_Water_Law) April 23, 2022
No matter what people think of the rest of her content, using someone’s image or likeness in sexual content without permission is never justified.
Tweets like this are exactly what I’m talking about. It flew over their heads as they put a WHOLE POINT in their tweet.
I honestly wouldn’t call this photo sexual, but if Pokimane posted this, she agreed to post this. pic.twitter.com/BbyHcGuIyo
— Brett (@yesitsbrett) January 31, 2023