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Ninja roasts Dr Disrespect for Twitch ban following E3 bathroom stream

Published: 15/Jun/2019 0:43 Updated: 15/Jun/2019 0:44

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Fortnite Battle Royale star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins isn’t letting him live it down.

Ninja Tweeted about his new collectible toy line on June 14, which he’d found during a trip to Walmart.

While Blevins was understandably excited by the find, Dr Disrespect saw the opportunity to make a good-natured jab at the merchandise, sending a humorous Tweet in reply to the photos.

“Where do I find these?” the Doc wrote. “Next to My Little Pony or Barbie?”

Of course, Ninja isn’t one to be outdone, and quickly turned the tide on the Two-Time by referencing his recent E3 and Twitch bans in light of his bathroom broadcast scandal.

“Nah, they are next to the bathrooms,” he replied.

Ninja’s scathing response was met with hilarious reactions from users across the net, with the likes of popular streamer Dakotaz uploading a series of humorous gifs in response to the Twitter “beef.”

“I’ll stream it,” streamer TimTheTatMan replied, further referencing the Doc’s TOS breach.

The Doc continued to take shots at Ninja despite this blow, writing, “Nice haircut,” in reference to the streamer’s new half-pink, half-blue hairdo.

“At least mine’s real,” Ninja shot back, citing Dr Disrespect’s “character,” who sports an obvious black wig along with his reflective sunglasses and false mustache.

This hilarious interaction between the streamers follows Dr Disrespect’s ban from Twitch, which occurred during his very first IRL broadcast.

However, things didn’t pan out as planned for the Two-Time: instead, he was kicked out of E3, after breaking California law by filming in a public restroom (which, luckily, didn’t show any nudity – or minors, for that matter).

While the Doc has since teased a video discussing the incident, it has yet to be uploaded as of June 14 – although he did mention that his manager had been “fired” in his Tweet announcing the upcoming upload.

Both Ninja and Dr Disrespect are some of Twitch’s top talent, with Ninja boasting over 14 million followers on the platform.

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Dream angered by backlash blaming him for his fans’ actions

Published: 24/Jan/2021 2:07

by Theo Salaun

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Following a wave of online controversy, popular Minecraft YouTuber Dream took to Twitter to address critics and show them why he believes all of the backlash is inherently misguided.

Dream and the Dream Team, with friends like Tommyinnit and Quackity, have been one of the largest sources of online entertainment thanks to a consistent flood of content across YouTube and Twitch. While their videos and streams, including of the entire Dream SMP Minecraft server, have brought Dream a huge amount of fans — that popularity appears to have come with a downside.

Originally, most of the drama surrounding Dream involved accusations about him cheating during a 1.16 Minecraft speedrun. But now, a very different sort of critique has emerged, as fans and critics bemoan the content creator’s inability to restrain the least appropriate segments of his community.

Over the past week, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter and similar complaints moved across social media. The basis for this backlash surrounded a subculture of Dream fans that had begun creating inappropriate fanfiction and art involving the minors who represented the Dream Team. In response, Dream has shot down those critics.

Drawing a theoretical parallel, the faceless content creator philosophically makes his perspective known. Mocking his critics, Dream criticizes the media and his detractors using a hypothetical scenario.

“Dream has refused to condemn murder after one of his fans turned out to be a murderer. Will he finally be held accountable?”

Essentially, Dream suggests that people criticize him for the actions of others — noting that he ought to be “held accountable” for the vile actions (in this hypothetical instance: murder) of his fans. The point of this example is to highlight the absurdity of a causal relationship between influencer and the influenced.

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While fans and critics appear to be divided on the efficacy of Dream’s tweet, it’s clear that he is trying to push back against those who blame him for the actions of his viewers. In the social media age, this relationship between popular figure and stan is a particularly nuanced one.

For what it’s worth, Dream has also taken a much more firm stance against inappropriate subcultures of his fandom on his alternate account, DreamWasTaken. It remains to be seen whether or not that will be enough to satisfy his critics, but the situation is obviously a contentious one.