Ninja responds to claims of Jake Paul stealing credit for BLM fundraiser - Dexerto

Ninja responds to claims of Jake Paul stealing credit for BLM fundraiser

Published: 8/Jun/2020 21:38

by Virginia Glaze


Streaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has called out YouTuber Jake Paul for allegedly taking credit for another creator’s fundraiser for the Black Lives Matter movement, after Paul was charged with criminal trespassing during an Arizona looting.

Jake Paul became hot topic across social media after the Team 10 founder came under fire for seemingly taking part in looting local businesses during a protest in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 30.

The YouTube star explained his side of the story in a video on June 3, where he claimed that he did not take part in any looting, but was instead documenting the situation for historical purposes.

Paul also attached a fundraiser to his video to benefit the Black Lives Matter movement — which was organized by fellow YouTuber ‘ThatMidgetAsian,’ who raised over $32k for the cause along with their audience.

The youngest Paul brother appeared to take credit for the money raised in a Tweet responding to a fan, who congratulated him for his purported accomplishment. “With y’all’s help,” he replied.

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Jake Paul included a fundraiser started by YouTuber ‘ThatMidgetAsian’ in his explanation video, which he appeared to take credit for in a Tweet.

‘ThatMidgetAsian’ was quick to call Paul out on his alleged theft in a TikTok video shortly thereafter, proving that they were the original organizer of the fundraiser Paul had linked to his video.

“Imagine Jake Paul makes a video three days later and puts your fundraiser… and then you go to Jake Paul’s Twitter, and you see that he’s taken all the credit that you raised!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The fiasco caught the attention of Ninja, who advised Paul to run future charity initiatives through a committee to avoid potential theft or scandals such as this one.

“Dear Jake Paul,” Blevins began, “I feel like you truly believe in your head that you are doing the good or right things sometimes, but you always just miss the mark. I recommend getting an advisor or a moral consultant to run your stuff by. Like if you just did YOUR own charity link, no harm here.”

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Ninja took the opportunity to give Jake Paul some well-intentioned advice regarding future fundraisers.

This isn’t the first time Ninja has commented on the subject, either; the streamer likewise hit out at Paul during the initial scandal surrounding his purported involvement in the Arizona looting, dubbing the YouTuber’s content “disgusting.”

Paul has since deleted his Tweet responding to fans’ felicitations over the fundraiser, and is facing charges of criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly due to the May looting.

World of Warcraft

Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”