Ninja is Getting Cancelled

Chad George, Arts & Entertainment

Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja, is a popular streamer and professional gamer with over 16 million followers on Twitch. Ninja gained popularity when he started playing a popular video game called Fortnite, a battle royal game developed by Epic Games. With the rise in online toxic behavior, Ninja started receiving criticism when he made a tweet explaining why he refused to address this issue: “It is not my job to sit down and make a video with all of my audiences and do a lesson on civil rights and how to not be a racist. I show that I am a good person through my actions and how I treat people and those around me, every. Single. Day.” As a result of this tweet, Ninja received a lot of backlash and started a debate on the internet because other people think that since he is so popular, it is his responsibility to use his platform to speak about these issues. Ninja believes that parents can help stop online toxicity with better parenting.  

It’s unfortunate that Tyler Blevins has to receive criticism for refusing to talk about controversial topics. Ninja shouldn’t be pressured into doing something he is uncomfortable with. Ninja is a streamer who plays video games for a living. His job is to entertain his audience and not make them uncomfortable by making his streams political. 

He is the least qualified person to talk about these topics, especially with his shady history of being toxic and saying stuff that offended people, which resulted in his account getting suspended. In summary, it is the job of good parents to monitor their kids, talk about these topics, and put it into better context rather than some random person on the internet.