KKona Twitch Emote: Meaning, Origin, and Facts

The KKona Twitch emote is most commonly used as slang for “American” or “Redneck” when someone does something stereotypically American. It can often be seen spammed in a chat where the streamer frequently does things that seem over-the-top to the rest of the world.

KKona is among the most notoriously popular Twitch emotes from the past few years. Twitch’s recent growth of users has for obvious reasons, also resulted in the increase of stream chats, where emotes and terms have become a culture. KKona is mostly used when someone does something stereotypically American or over-the-top.

It is one of the most well-known emotes on Twitch, but its actual origin year may be unknown. The KKona emote is based on the Twitch streamer, Konas “Kona” Korner, who’s been a long-time streamer, and used to stream on even Justin.tv. The emote itself is available only if you subscribe to Kona’s Twitch channel, or have the “BTTV” (Better Twitch TV) extension installed.

What does the KKona emote mean on Twitch?

KKona is a Twitch emote that is most commonly used as a slang for “American”, or more notoriously, for “Redneck”. It is mostly used whenever someone does something that people find stereotypically American. Twitch stream chats get spammed with the KKona emote by viewers whenever something over-the-top or redneck-ish is done or said by a streamer.

The emote consists a pic of, and is the name of Twitch streamer Konas “Kona” Korner. The emote appears if the Twitch users have the “BTTV” (Better Twitch TV) extension installed, else the “KKona” term pops up for the users. The “Kona” stands for “Kona”, while the “K” stands for “Konas”. 

What is the origin of the KKona Twitch emote?

The origin year of the emote is still unknown, but it’s believed to have been released sometime between 2010 and 2018. It was originated to be used for situations where someone did something stereotypically American or acted like a redneck. It uses long-time streamer Konas “Kona” Korner’s face to depict such redneck behavior by Twitch streamers. 

Konas Kona Korner revealed the KKona emote’s true origin in 2018. He unveiled that the emote was made based on a picture of his taken with the actress Danielle Spencer (popular for her part in the 70’s show What’s Happening?) at the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con. It is however, still unknown what time the emote originally surfaced, especially considering its popularity. When it was added to Twitch is unknown too, but it’s certain that the emote has been there ever since “BTTV” (Better Twitch TV) became an extension for Twitch.

KKona Facts

  • KKona is the very first emote to be included to the “BTTV” (Better Twitch TV), which is a browser extension for Twitch, made to improve your experience of the popular streaming service much better in several ways.
  • You’ll need “BTTV” (Better Twitch TV) to generally use the emote, else you’ll only see “KKona” instead of the emote itself.
  • Alternatively, you can get the KKona emote alongside the legendary Golden KKona emote (which is possibly a nod to the legendary Kappa emote) by subscribing to Konas “Kona” Korner’s channel.
  • The emote is taken from a picture of Twtich streamer Konas “Kona” Korner at the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, in which he posed alongside popular 70s actress Danielle Spencer.

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