Ninja explained his reasons for keeping his code lowkey during a stream on April 5, claiming that he receives mass backlash when he promotes it - unlike another popular Fortnite streamer, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney.
“I don’t promote my creator code very much because I just get flamed by everybody,” Ninja began. “...people can like, tattoo Tfue’s [creator code] on them and everyone’s like, ‘Yeah dude!’ ...I do it and I get, ‘You make way too much money already, dude.’ Whatever, dude.”
That’s not all; Ninja even claimed to get harassed on Twitter, stating that he’s making a gradual step away from written posts on the platform due to near-constant trolling.
“I’m at the point right now - I can’t tweet 90% of the things I want to tweet because people will just meme it,” he continued. “They make it into a meme. ...it’s why I just post clips now.”
The streamer even claimed to receive backlash from his own fanbase, alleging that “hating” on him has become a trend throughout Twitch’s Fortnite community.
“At some point, somehow, it became a cool thing to dislike me,” he said of the matter, going on to recount a similar instance during his days playing H1Z1.
Despite this trend, Ninja appeared to be unfazed by the hate, turning on his facecam and saying, “Look at me now, baby!”
This wouldn’t be the first time Ninja and Tfue have butted heads, considering his comparison of their creator codes; Ninja also appeared to rebuff Tfue’s comments on the amount of money offered by the Fortnite World Cup, arguing that “of course, people are going to find a way to complain about Epic.”
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That’s not all; the two are also the topic of conversation throughout the community as to who is the best Fortnite streamer on Twitch, with fans comparing their subscriber count, gaming skills, and other such details to see who will come out on top.
Although fans continue to pit the two streamers against each other, Ninja appears to be taking the hate in stride, following his appearance on a limited-edition line of Red Bull cans in late March.