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PewDiePie Sides with Ninja on Choosing Not to Stream with Women

Published: 15/Aug/2018 19:09 Updated: 16/Aug/2018 15:26

by Calum Patterson

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PewDiePie has addressed the recent viral debate surrounding Twitch streamer Ninja’s decision not to stream with women to avoid drama and gossip.

In an interview, Ninja explained the reason why you’ll never see him streaming with women, is to avoid the inevitable rumors and protect his relationship with his wife and manager, Jessica “JGhosty” Blevins.

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The news sparked a debate on social media across the wider community on Twitch and in gaming generally, with lots of high profile figures weighing in.

Ninja himself clarified his comments with a statement on Twitter, and PewDiePie, as the most subscribed YouTuber and one of the most famous people on the internet, completely sympathises.

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PewDiePie explains that many people not in Ninja’s position may not fully understand that his every move is criticized, and from past cases of internet stars and relationships, they don’t mix well.

“Ninja made a very off hand remark, saying ‘I don’t want to play with female streamers, because I want to avoid all the gossip that comes with that.’ Now, anyone that’s a public figure understands what he means.

A lot of people also made pretty reasonable claims against this statement, saying ‘I understand, but he could still play with them and not care about the rumors’ […] In any other job, this is true. But on the internet, what you don’t understand is that people are insane, especially when it comes to relationships. People are crazy.”

PewDiePie is in a unique position to talk about the situation, considering he is one of very few internet stars who can truly relate to the decision which Ninja is having to make.

“I’ve seen it myself. Other YouTuber couples, their relationship becoming more complicated because other people had things to say about it online.”

He also thinks that Ninja’s words in the original interview perhaps could have been said better, to emphasise his reasoning, rather than the decision itself. PewDiePie actually says he knows of other content creators who do the same, but it just isn’t publicized.

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“I know for a fact that other YouTubers or streamers don’t collaborate or play with females, because they know there will just be a lot of drama and bs with it, and it’s just not worth it. This is really the ugly truth of the internet.”

You can watch PewDiePie’s full video addressing the Ninja situation below.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.