Dakotaz explains why Ninja is wrong about streamers being too negative - Dexerto

Dakotaz explains why Ninja is wrong about streamers being too negative

Published: 1/Jun/2019 12:36 Updated: 1/Jun/2019 17:09

by Joe Craven


Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman has criticized fellow streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, over his comments on how influencers can sway audience opinion and complain about Epic Games.

Back in April, Ninja lashed out at other Fortnite Battle Royale influencers, as they criticized the direction Epic Games is taking their game. Much of the criticism related to the their refusal to reinstate health on elimination and an increased farming rate. 

Criticism of the battle royale has continued, over their decision to nerf the new burst-SMG and to vault the pump shotgun.

Epic GamesMuch of the criticism Epic Games’ has received recently has been centred on the decision to vault the popular Pump Shotgun.

The two are friends, but Dakotaz argued that “Ninja is out here acting like people can’t think for themselves.” 

Many of Ninja’s original comments argued that influencers were spreading negativity throughout their fanbases, who would then blindly agree with what was being said. He said it would make more of a statement if they were to just completely stop playing.

Dakotaz, however, made clear that he disagrees, while streaming on May 31. “I know Ninja said it before,” he said. “That like, followers follow their streamers and you can’t just complain about everything – that’s how a game dies. It’s like bro, you can say what you wanna say. That’s not how games die, games die because the creators of the game are trash, period.”

“If I said ‘jump off a bridge’ not everyone about to jump off a bridge,” he continued. “Will there be some people that side with the opinion? Probably. But as long as the person is speaking facts, that’s why people follow it. Because, it makes sense.”

Dakotaz is someone who is clearly not afraid to criticize Epic, at least when he feels that they are taking their game in the wrong direction.

Update: In response to this article, Dakotaz has actually said that Ninja’s YouTube video on the debate has convinced him somewhat, although says he still stands by what he said about the game itself.

Ninja too has voiced his opinions of the game throughout its life, both positive and negative, although is noticeably more careful about his wording, and will often try to help his viewers understand Epic’s reasoning for certain decisions.

Last updated: June 1, 1:09PM EST


YouTuber Trisha Paytas urges Shane Dawson to “take accountability” for treating her poorly

Published: 24/Jan/2021 21:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Content creator and influencer Trisha Paytas has called out YouTuber Shane Dawson and his fiance Ryland Adams for not “taking accountability” for their actions following her revelations about Jeffree Star and HairbyJay last week. 

In a series of TikToks, Paytas insists that it is unfair that the two are able to just go about their lives without taking accountability for their actions.

She said: “They never  have to take accountability for anything. They don’t learn, they don’t get it. They’ll have an apology, throw therapy in there, but they don’t change. And it’s not okay.”

“The amount of trauma and trust issues I have from this are far greater than anything any ex-boyfriend or daddy issues could give me,” she continued. “This is someone I’ve never lied to and never said one bad word about for twelve years.”


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Paytas added: “I find out every day, more and more nasty s**t he said about me.”

“It just goes to show what horrible human beings they are. They think that if they don’t address stuff, it just goes away,” she said.  “And that is the truth, because a lot of people won’t have to take accountability for their actions and for being a s**tty person because the internet forgets stuff and the drama moves on.”

Paytas also dubbed Dawson’s fiance Adams a “weasel,” saying that he “couldn’t wait to talk about it” because “he was so happy to have a little bit of spotlight on him.”


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She also called out Shane in a TikTok pointedly titled: “Signs you’re in a toxic friendship (but don’t wait twelve years to end it).”

Some of the “signs” she mentioned include: “says they won’t support you publicly because it gives them anxiety (but does it for other people),” “stops showing up in-person for any important events,” “they only call you when their other friendships aren’t working out,” “they trigger you on purpose to go off on people on their behalf,” “tries to convince you to ‘move on’ from trauma that makes them look bad” and “tells you they ‘don’t want to believe what you’re saying’ when you’re opening up to them.”

Shane and Ryland are yet to comment publicly on the situation.