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

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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.

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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.”

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  • 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.

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Thomas Petrou slams Bryce Hall’s accusations of stealing from Hype House

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Thomas Petrou and Bryce Hall have sparked quite the feud after Hall accused Petrou — co-founder of the Hype House — of stealing money from his own content creators.

It’s no secret that the Hype House and the Sway House aren’t on friendly terms, with the two getting into a fierce beef throughout this past year (remember that time the Sway boys drove to the Hype House to confront Chase Hudson?).

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While Hall has confirmed that their feud with the Hype House is definitely real, it seems that he’s going “full send” on his distaste for the group by accusing co-founder Thomas Petrou of outright stealing money from the HH’s content creators.

During an interview with Tom Ward on October 8, Hall made some serious claims about Petrou’s business practices, stating that he’d “stolen” money from the TikTokers working underneath the content collective.

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“I’ll say it — he steals money,” Hall stated. “He steals money from those kids. These kids are — I love a lot of people in the Hype House, but they are not the smartest people. …maybe not now, because I haven’t talked to them in four or five months, and maybe somebody said something to him, but he, at the beginning, was stealing money for sure.”

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Hall’s claims didn’t go unnoticed; Petrou responded to the accusations shortly thereafter, denying having ever stolen money from those in the Hype House in a pointed Instagram reply on a tea page.

“That’s a complete lie,” he wrote. “I’ve never taken a percentage of anyone in the Hype House. Ask everyone who’s a part of it. The whole reason I started this was to help the people around me make sure they weren’t getting taken advantage of by their managers and agents.”

Thomas Petrou denies Bryce Hall's allegations of stealing money from Hype House creators.

This isn’t the first time Hall has struck out at Petrou in recent days, either; the Sway House TikToker also slammed Thomas’s spending habits, claiming that he “spends his money like an idiot” on pricey cars instead of saving up wisely.

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For now, it doesn’t look like there’s any love lost between these two social media stars as things continue to escalate between two of TikTok’s biggest creators.