It’s fair to say that fans of the streaming sensation Pokimane were not expecting the price that she was charging for her controversial Myna cookies after launching a new business venture.
On 13 November, the Twitch star launched Myna Snacks, which has begun selling “Midnight Cookies” – a gluten-free chocolate cookie infused with Vitamin D and flavoured with sea salt.
They are available to purchase online and cost $7 per bag (£5.60) but are only available in a 4-pack, 8-pack or 12-pack. This means the minimum amount an average buyer can purchase is $28 worth, plus shipping costs.
Pokimane hit out at those criticising the product’s price, calling them “broke” for not wanting to pay that much.
In a live stream, she said: “When people are like ‘oh my god $28 for cookies’. It’s four bags, that’s $7 per bag. I know, I know math is hard when you’re an idiot. But, if you’re a broke boy just say so.”
Pokimane responds to the price of her cookies\n\n\u201cIf you\u2019re a broke boy just say so\u201d
But, her comments have sparked backlash, with many suggesting she is out of touch with real life and the struggles faced by the general population.
One person argued: “These streamers are getting soo out of touch with reality it’s actually disgusting.”
These streamers are getting soo out of touch with reality it\u2019s actually disgusting
Another called her an “out of touch millionaire calling people broke for not buying her overpriced cookies”.
Someone else wrote: “Ok I'm not American but even I know $28 for only 4 bags of cookies is a scam and extremely out of touch.”
Ok I'm not American but even I know $28 for only 4 bags of cookies is a scam and extremely out of touch