Recently unbanned Twitch streamer Fedmyster surprised his housemate and fellow streamer Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys, by having her eat a bug live on her April 16 broadcast.
Pokimane, the most popular female streamer on Twitch, had recently returned from her trip to Europe, visiting Paris and then Berlin for the first European TwitchCon event.
On her trip, she enjoyed plenty foreign delicacies, eating out in fine Parisian restaurants, but nothing could prepare her for the culinary tricks that Fedmyster had planned.
Both Pokimane and Fedmyster are members of ‘Offline TV‘, a group which also features other popular streamers and YouTubers like LilyPichu and DisguisedToast.
The pair stay together, based in California, and Fed is often guilty of playing pranks on Pokimane as she streams, but his latest is perhaps the cruelest yet.
As he approaches Anys, he instructs her to close her eyes and open her mouth, and Pokimane obliges – but would soon regret it – after Fedmyster placed the dead grasshopper in her mouth and told her to chew.
After a few chomps, Pokimane clearly got suspicous, first wondering if it was a hot chilli, but then spitting out the chewed bug after realizing what she was actually eating.
Grasshoppers are safe for humans to eat once cooked (which presumably Fedmyster had, or else Pokimane could become ill from any parasites the insect was carrying), and some suggest they are ‘delicious’ – although when you’re not expecting it, it’s understandably a shock.
Fedmyster did reassure Pokimane that it was completely harmless, though that didn’t appear to make her any less disgusted by what she had (almost) eaten.
At least they are nutritious, packed with protein and fibre, so whatever small amount that Pokimane did consume would do her more good than harm.