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Ninja fires back at Twitch streamer Kaceytron about playing with women

Published: 17/Oct/2019 20:55 Updated: 18/Oct/2019 9:44

by Virginia Glaze

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Tyler Fortnite star.

Pop sensation Lady Gaga gave a humorous inquiry about the battle royale game in wake of its Chapter 2 release on October 16, which saw Ninja give his two cents on the subject.

However, it didn’t seem that Gaga knew who Ninja was – a matter that Twitch streamer “Kaceytron” took the liberty of explaining.

In her heated explanation, Kaceytron brought up Ninja’s past scandal regarding his comments on streaming with women, claiming that he “doesn’t support women” and would never stream with them “unless it benefits him.”

That wasn’t the last of her comments on the subject, though, with the IRL Twitch star later claiming that she was being attacked by Ninja’s fanbase in wake of her comments.

“It was and still is a shitty decision that he hasn’t retracted,” she wrote in a Tweet on October 17. “It alienates women and I’d hate to see Lady Gaga stream with him.”

She went on to call Ninja’s wife, Jessica Blevins, “insecure,” deeming their marriage “fragile” and referring to his fanbase as twelve-year-olds.

Despite the backlash, Ninja was quick to challenge Kaceytron’s latest claims, reminding the streamer that he’s played squads with women and has even hosted multiple female broadcasters.

“I have literally played squads with multiple women after that article over the last year and a half, as well as hosted MANY female streamers,” Ninja clapped back. “I will continue to support everyone in gaming while you get baked on stream.”

Ninja also explained that his divisive statement on streaming with women was made in a bathroom during a party “years ago,” and that his words were “completely blown out of proportion.”

While fans have no news of an official joint stream between Lady Gaga and Ninja thus far, it doesn’t look like the backlash from his past comments is dying down anytime soon – and Kaceytron isn’t backing down from her thoughts on the matter, either.

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Twitch bans Ryan Haywood after disgraced Rooster Teeth star attempts comeback

Published: 21/Jan/2021 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Twitch has banned the account of former Rooster Teeth personality Ryan Haywood, months after he was let go from the company in light of predatory allegations.

The disgraced Achievement Hunter will no longer be able to interact with the gaming community through Twitch. Haywood’s personal account by the name of ‘SortaMaliciousGaming’ has been permanently banned from the platform.

Following more than a dozen allegations against him, Haywood was dropped from Rooster Teeth back in October 2020. A few weeks of silence had gone by before he returned to the internet through Twitch at the start of the new year.

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the community to catch on with #BanRyanHaywood trending across Twitter shortly after.

Twitch answered on January 20, finally erasing his presence on the site.

Haywood took to the streaming platform to share a lengthy message with his remaining followers. “I wanted to say thank you to all of you who are still subscribed,” he said. “I’ve spent the last few months figuring out what the next steps are. Through all of it, having your support has been an incredible help.”

Immediately, former colleagues and the greater Rooster Teeth audience latched onto the statement, slamming Twitch for allowing him a voice on the platform. 

Haywood had previously used social media to groom multiple fans over a number of years. Many had even engaged in intimate relations while underage. “I made mistakes and will be leaving RT to focus on rebuilding my family and life,” he said on Twitter on October 6. “I’m sorry to anyone I’ve hurt.”

As a result of his infidelity and predatory behavior, Haywood’s presence has since been wiped from years of Rooster Teeth content. Countless colleagues of his also took to social media to show support for the community.

“I’ll keep you updated on what’s going on,” Haywood added in his message on Twitch prior to the ban, implying that it would be his primary form of communication moving forward into 2021. 

He now has no means of which to publicly engage with the community online. His privileges across Twitter, YouTube, and now Twitch have all been revoked.