Yesterday we covered the Twitch streamer Atrioc's viral apology video, in which he tearfully addressed being caught live with an open tab featuring deepfake porn of Pokimane and other prominent female streamers.
Now, Pokimane has responded to the incident.
stop sexualizing people without their consent.— pokimane (@pokimanelol) January 31, 2023
that’s it, that’s the tweet.
Atrioc takes responsibility in his apology and condemns deep fake adult content, but the video has sparked a discussion over the morality of deepfakes, and their accessibility. Without using many words, Pokimane addresses the crux of the issue; consent.
Nah it’s deffo a little bit deep. Paying for fake porn of anyone is weird. They haven’t given consent for it to be made, viewed or sold. They have 0 control over it— Charlie (@MyNamesChai) January 31, 2023
Then the fact that they are his friends and colleagues, just makes it weirder
People are publishing easily accessible sexual content featuring the likeness of others without their consent, and it's wrong. In the case of some public figures like Pokimane, the issue is so widespread that it perpetrates into every part of their public image.
I mean it’s not some 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 about the rest of her content, there is no justification for taking someone's image and likeness and using it for sexual content without permission.
Tweets like this are exactly what I'm talking about. Like they put the WHOLE POINT in the tweet and it flew over their head.— brett (@yesitsbrett) January 31, 2023
I honestly wouldn't even call this picture sexualized, but if Pokimane posted this she consented to posting this. She did NOT consent to deepfake porn. pic.twitter.com/BbyHcGuIyo