Twitch icon Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is one of the biggest names in streaming. From appearing – and winning a trophy – at The Game Awards 2018, to appearing in this year’s YouTube Rewind, you can’t say “online celebrity” without thinking of Ninja.
Unfortunately, spending so much time in the spotlight means it’s easy for people to take what you say out of context, which seems to have happened again.
He backpedaled when he was in the comments on another thread about this. I don’t hate Ninja but he clearly needs to think before saying stuff, he doesn’t communicate what he means properly. pic.twitter.com/BvGgSzaW9E
— John Klein (@ThatJohnKlein) December 11, 2018
A clip of one of Ninja’s most recent streams shows him branding his sub count a “joke,” essentially trashing his millions of fans for a laugh.
Although clearly Ninja’s supposed to be joking, the clip has left a lot of people upset, as it seems to show that Ninja doesn’t care about either his fans or the money he’s racking up.
The streamer brings in approximately $150,000 a month, but from the sounds of things, he wants more.
In another recent video Ninja lashed out at a troll in his comments during his stream of Final Fantasy XI.
In the clip, which you can watch below, he tells his audience: “I have a subscriber who’s literally talking trash in my stream. Saying 8000 viewers and I’m ‘a dying streamer’…I’m playing FF 11 dude, a game that’s 16 years old.”
The chat wasn’t happy with Ninja’s blasé attitude to what he apparently thinks is a small stream, with mods calling for people to keep it calm and friendly before the conversation moved on.
I dont want to be super negative, but 2018 Rewind was the worst one yet!
It made me hate @Ninja for no reason other than he was in it. Srry ninja
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) December 6, 2018
Seems it’s hard for Ninja to get things right these days.