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Ninja slaps back at Twitter hackers with hilarious imitation video

Published: 23/Feb/2020 1:25

by Brent Koepp

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Following hackers forcing their way into Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ Twitter account and posting crude messages, the Fortnite star has made a hilarious video that puts them right back into their place.

On February 22, Ninja’s social media account was compromised, with the hackers starting off lightly by promoting other users before quickly turning crass, asking Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney for a fight and insulting Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s appearance.

Thankfully the Fortnite pro managed to get his Twitter back into safe hands, and celebrated this by posting a video that made a mockery of the trolls.

Ninja hits back at Twitter hackers

In the 27-second video captioned “Hackers on twitter be like… Seriously same script every time. We back,” the 28-year-old ripped into the offenders by mocking the way they’d tried to promote accounts using his page.

“Yo, dude, yo, gang gang, bro! Yo, I’ll follow five people who follow “@irrelevantperson” here on Twitter!” he began. “Yo, dude! Insert irrelevant tweet here! Insert racist tweet here!”

He then went on to make fun of the way the troll had their account suspended because they’d promoted it using his account. “Five people who follow my homie gang gang on the one ones, yo, let’s go get it, dude! Oh s**t, I’m suspended!”

The Fortnite star also revealed why the hackers had been able to infiltrate his Twitter in a reply to Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish who had tweeted “damn if Ninja can get hacked then nobody is safe lol” upon finding out about what had happened.

It turns out the streamer had turned off Two-Factor Authentication because he’d lost his old phone and had to disable it to log back in, forgetting to re-enable it.

“Nah I choked and needed two factor removed because I didn’t have access to my old phone to login and never set it back up. Don’t sleep in two step,” he replied.

Luckily for the streamer, the hackers had only gained access to his page for a short amount of time, meaning no lasting damage could be done.

If anything, the whole ordeal just goes to show how important setting up extra measures to protect your account is, especially if you’re a celebrity with a lot of eyes on you.

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Dream responds to #dreamwaswrong trending on Twitter

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:53

by Theo Salaun

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YouTuber and Minecraft content creator Dream has finally responded to the #dreamwaswrong trend on Twitter, using his DreamWasTaken account to assert he disavows the behavior displayed by some of his fans.

Dream and his cohorts, including known creators like Tommyinnit and GeorgeNotFound, are incredibly popular on YouTube and beyond thanks to an infinitum of Dream Team videos and the Dream SMP server.

While that level of fame means possibility for mainstream collaboration with the likes of superstar TikTok influencer Addison Rae, it also comes with downsides. Notably, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter as fans blamed Dream for encouraging his stans, some of whom are prone to producing inappropriate fan art involving minors.

As critics explain, Dream’s love for his fans supposedly equates to egging on the ways they express their fandom — thereby supporting the production of “CP.” In response, he explained: “I’ve said this before but don’t ship creators that are uncomfortable with it, and especially not minors. It’s disgusting to draw NSFW stuff about minors or anyone that hasn’t explicitly said it’s fine.”

After addressing the drama directly, by reaffirming that “NSFW stuff about minors” is distasteful, Dream continued on to explain why it’s unfair to misgeneralize his role in the production of such content.

In a follow-up tweet aimed at defending his support for his fans, the Minecraft YouTuber said, “With 16 million subscribers that’s 1 out of every 480 people IN THE WORLD that are subscribed. There’s bound to be thousands of terrible people, but there’s also bound to be millions of great ones. If you’re looking for hate or disgusting stuff, you’ll find it. Stop looking.”

As he shows, boasting 16 million subscribers on YouTube means that “out of every 480 people in the world,” at least one is a fan of Dream’s content. That is an enormous quantity of supporters, and it should not be surprising that there are “thousands of terrible people” within the millions of fans.

This sentiment appears to be echoed by his fans — as many have resurfaced earlier videos showing that the content creator has never specifically encouraged the creation of relationship fanfiction or “CP.”

It remains unclear how satisfied people are with Dream’s response, but the overall sentiment appears to be positive. While it feels unreasonable to expect a creator to be wholly responsible for the actions of their audience, this incident does provide a cautionary tale.

Considering this “disgusting” group of Dream’s stans, the prevailing community critique remains: If you are an influencer, you have some obligation to directly and quickly curtail negative behavior by those you influence.