Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul has received widespread criticism, after introducing a potential Super Bowl commercial for popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins in the face of his rivalry with Fortnite pro ‘Tfue.’
Paul uploaded a video on January 24, admitting that he had created a short commercial for the 2019 Super Bowl - which he called “one of the worst Super Bowl commercials of all time.”
While Paul has yet to send off the ad, it may never see the light of day; Paul claimed that he wouldn’t submit the commercial unless his video garnered over 500,000 likes, and, as of January 27, his video only has just over 69k likes.
Paul’s video has since earned the criticism of viewers across the internet, with the likes of Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem calling the ad “extremely desperate” and “cringe.”
“I feel bad for Ninja,” KEEM said of the debacle. “Jake Paul is forcing him to be in this CRINGE situation.”
— KEEM :popcorn: (@KEEMSTAR) January 25, 2019
One commenter took issue with KEEM’s assessment of the ad, clapping back with, “Imagine if he had to watch Drama Alert.”
“Who, Ninja?” KEEM replied. “He watches every video I upload.”
— Ninja (@Ninja) January 25, 2019
Ninja popped in the conversation to confirm KEEMSTAR’s claims, Tweeting out a simple, “Correct,” in response.
While Ninja has yet to make a broader statement in regards to Paul’s commercial, both he and Tfue have expressed respect for each other, with Tfue claiming that he has “nothing but good things to say about Ninja.”