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xQc charity debate gets personal: Ninja, Jessica Blevins & Alinity feud

Published: 30/Jun/2020 19:04 Updated: 1/Jul/2020 12:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, his wife Jessica, and Twitch’s Alinity all got into a war of words on Twitter with Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel over claims that streamers were paid to do charity streams, which turned into a heated argument full of personal attacks.

On June 29, xQc was broadcasting on Twitch when he claimed to reveal that “most charities” will pay streamers to do streams.

“I don’t need proof, that’s just common sense,” he said, in response to some doubting viewers. “A good amount of charities that your streamers do, they raise money, but they’re paid a flat amount before there’s any money. Even if they raise a less amount…”

The former Overwatch pro explained that he himself had been approached to host a sponsored charity event on his channel: “Holy sh*t! I get these offers, I would know!”

His comments soon went viral on Reddit, which then brought DrLupo into the conversation, after one user suggested that the money that he has raised for St. Judes over the years could be due to paid agreements.

“I’ve never been paid to raise money for St. Judes,” Lupo stated. “Just wanted to be sure that was clear.”

Ninja’s wife, Jessica Blevins, wasn’t so cordial in her reply, as she blasted xQc for “always having some trash to say” and that she had never heard of a streamer getting paid to raise money. .”

xQc and Ninja's wife fight

Things got personal after that, as xQc responded that the remarks were “rich” coming from her: “Incredible you found the time to half-ass listen to the clip and give your take no one asked about in between your virtue signaling posts.”

The back-and-forth only got more heated from there; the pair continued to throw jabs and insults at each other before Ninja himself stepped in to defend his wife from his fellow streamer’s insinuations that her “Gucci bags” are paid for by charity.

“You have zero clue the amount of work Jess does for our family and our business, and when she wants to buy a Gucci bag she f**king can because she worked for it,” he replied. “We have donated millions to charity, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. Stop being a piece of sh*t.”

xQc and Ninja fight

Despite his “respect” comment, Jessica wasn’t buying it, pushing things further into the fire by calling xQc “sexist” and accusing him “spewing trash.”

“It’s very clear that you don’t respect women or really anyone with the trash I’ve heard you spew,” she tweeted. “If you want to be sexist and act like because I’m married to a successful man, that it makes me a do-nothing mooching woman, that’s your choice to be that kind of person.”

Even after the star streamer hit back at her for using the “sexism card in such a trivial interaction,” Blevins reaffirmed her accusations that the comments made against her were because of her gender. However, she also said in a separate tweet that she’d personally messaged xQc so they could continue their discussion privately.

As if that fiery back-and-forth wasn’t enough drama, Twitch streamer Alinity got in on the action. After she said “Team Ninja” would lose in a reply to esports insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau’s joking tweet, Ninja immediately hit back at her by bringing up the animal abuse allegations she faced last year.

Naturally, this led to the two having their own heated war of words on Twitter, one that resulted in Alinity calling the superstar streamer “the most toxic person in gaming.

Remember, this all came in reply to DrLupo’s original reply to xQc’s charity claims, and for what it’s worth, the two seem to have remained on good terms despite all of the arguing and personal attacks that surrounded the topic.

Even the former Overwatch pro admitted that things had gotten out of control and that some of his comments were taken out of context, but his counterpart didn’t seem to be as furious about the whole ordeal.

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How to turn off DMs on TikTok

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:57

by Jacob Hale

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TikTok has undeniably become a great way for people to find the content they like, make new friends and connect with like-minded people, just like any social media platform does — but you might want a bit more privacy on the app, and turning off Direct Messages might be the perfect solution.

You might want to turn DMs off for any number of reasons. You might be getting spammed, or receiving unwanted messages, and you want to block them out completely.

By default TikTok lets you share DMs with Friends on the app, or someone that you follow and follows you back.

But you can change the settings to better suit you if you don’t want to receive direct messages at all, regardless of the reason you want to prevent them.

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If you’re getting unwanted DMs, it’s possible to turn them off.

How to turn off TikTok DMs

If you would prefer that you can’t be reached out to at all on TikTok, the process of changing your settings is actually really simple.

To stop even ‘Friends’ from DMing you on TikTok and closing them completely, here’s what you’ve got to do:

  1. Open your TikTok app.
  2. Click on the ‘Me’ tab.
  3. Press the three dots in the top right corner of the screen to access your Settings and Privacy.
  4. Click Privacy.
  5. Scroll down and, under the ‘Safety’ list, press ‘Who can send you direct messages’.
  6. Change the setting from Friends to No one.
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It’s very easy to turn off your DMs on TikTok.

After doing this, your direct messages will be closed off to everyone on the app, whether you follow them or not.

This is perfect if you’re getting spammed or receiving unwanted messages, especially from people you don’t know, and if you don’t want to unfollow them.

How to remove followers

As mentioned, one alternative to closing your direct messages (if you want to leave them open to friends) is by removing followers. This could mean either unfollowing the user, or removing them as one of your followers. Here’s how to do either of the above:

To unfollow a user:

  • Go to that user’s profile
  • Tap the “Following” icon
  • You should now no longer be following them

To remove a user from your followers:

  • Go to that user’s profile
  • Tap the three dots in the top right corner
  • Tap “Remove this follower”

By following any of the above steps, you can completely turn off your DMs on TikTok, or just stop certain people from reaching out to you. Please also bear in mind that, if somebody is bothering you on the platform, you should also report them to let TikTok know so they can take appropriate action.