Censor defends Ninja for refusing to take photo with a fan - Dexerto

Censor defends Ninja for refusing to take photo with a fan

Published: 15/May/2019 19:28 Updated: 15/May/2019 19:34

by Virginia Glaze


While Fortnite Battle Royale streamers, his internet fame isn’t all sunshine and roses, as he explained in an apologetic Tweet on May 15.

According to Ninja, he’d been out on a walk with his wife, Jessica Blevins, when the two were approached by a fan who’d hoped to take a picture with the streamer.

However, Ninja had apparently denied the fan’s request, prompting him to post an apology the very next day.

“To the kid I didn’t take a picture with yesterday, I am sorry,” Ninja wrote of the situation. “Jessica Blevins and I were on a walk in the privacy of our neighborhood and on the phone. Still feel bad I said no, but just need a safe place. Catch me at Chipotle and I got you.”

  • Read More: Call of Duty pro Doug ‘Censor’ Martin spoke out on the issue in a pointed reply to Ninja’s Tweet, noting that celebrities are often penned as the “bad guy” when they decline fan requests.

    “It sucks that you can say yes to every single person every time, but the one time somebody catches you at the wrong place/time, you’re the bad guy,” Censor said of the matter.

    Censor’s own Tweet was met with backlash from a fan, who claimed that the former pro had “ego’d” him and his friend at an Anaheim event.

    Jessica herself spoke out on the subject beneath Ninja’s Tweet, claiming that the fan had pulled up on the couple in his car while the two were in the middle of a phone call.

    “You’re a sweetheart,” Jessica replied. “First time I’ve ever seen you say no to a picture. He also wasn’t a kid. He drove up to us in his car while we were walking and on the phone. Don’t beat yourself up about it.”

    This wouldn’t be the first time an internet celebrity has requested privacy from fans; YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg told a similar story during a video in April, claiming that he and his fiance Marzia were ambushed by a group of children during a late-night run to McDonald’s.

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    “More and more, now, when I get recognized, I say ‘no’ if the situation is really bad,” Kjellberg explained. “…We were like, ‘We just want to eat, we don’t want to be recognized.’”

    Ninja is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, boasting over 14 million followers on the platform as of May 15.


Pokimane releases her own Fedmyster document to “put drama to rest”

Published: 30/Nov/2020 2:01

by Theo Salaun


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has conclusively responded to recent leaks about OfflineTV drama from Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan. In her own extensive document, the popular streamer shares her side of the story with texts and other sources.

The drama surrounding Fedmyster and the OTV house bubbled, then simmered, then boiled back up with a thorough document which was leaked, then shared by Fedmyster to give his side of the story. 

Fed, who has been accused of numerous improprieties, used texts and messages to provide evidence of his perspective and show some humanity. In the end, he tried to clarify for the public that the matter was resolved: “We both made mistakes and have owned up to them privately. I hope everyone reading will try to move on from all this as we certainly have already.”

But Poki immediately appeared perturbed by the leaked document, which included flirtatious messages between them as a means of demonstrating that Fed had been led on. In a brief Twitch stream, she noted Fed’s “manipulative” behavior and discomfort with private messages being leaked publicly.

Now, she’s gone a step further and shared her own doc to share her side of things and hopefully shut down any more need for gossip.

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Pokimane and Fedmyster’s relationship is a long, complicated one.

In an 11-page document, including pictures of messages between herself and Fedmyster, as well as with other people, Poki clarifies context and attempts to remove biases that she felt Fed had pushed.

While understandably uncomfortable with private conversations being leaked, the streamer indicates that she is compelled to share her side because of Fed’s document: “Looking back, I would’ve done a lot of things differently, and know for a fact that neither of us handled the situation perfectly. However, our private convos heavily lacked context, and I’m not okay with how they’re being misrepresented.”

In one such example of giving context, she explains how one of the more egregiously received examples of flirting was actually misconstrued to suggest that she wanted to be alone with Fed in a hotel room.

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys
A screenshot of Poki’s doc shows how Fed’s leaks lacked context.

Unwilling to be abdicated of responsibility for the complicated relationship, Poki asserts that she regrets many of her messages and actions.

Similarly, she contends that Fed’s “feelings are valid and a good reminder to me that what one person thinks may be going on in a friendship, don’t always match up with the other person’s expectations.”

The document tackles every issue brought up in Fed’s document, including the two’s relationship as well as drama with Yvonne, OTV, and Jodi.

But, ultimately, these are private matters and the additional context simply proves that Fed’s account may have misled in that it failed to account for other perspectives.

Poki’s hopes are that this new context will finally help “put drama to rest.”