Ninja Still Worries About Gaming With Women
During a recent interview, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins recently discussed his claims back in 2018 about playing games with women and if he’s changed his views since then. While Ninja has streamed several times playing Fortnite with Loserfruit, he continues to be careful with who he plays with due to a number of factors, including being a married man. Ninja is currently going hard at Riot Games’ Valorant which is available for free right now exclusively for PC.
“This kind of goes with what I was saying about how I wish that there were some ways to police what people say to women in video games,” said Ninja. “The second a girl’s voice comes over the mic, guys lose their s***. It’s like: ‘Holy [s***]! A girl is playing a video game!’ It’s astonishing that someone could think it’s OK to say stuff like that to women. But with the level that I’m at, and that a lot of top streamers are at, it’s like how it is with actors. I don’t want to start drama, but Justin Timberlake, he’s married, was filming a movie, was at a bar, was holding hands with an actress.”
“They were just working together, but all it takes is one moment, and now it’s horrible, even if it’s just accusations,” continued Ninja. “Accusations are what made me say that about female gamers. I was like, I’m going to do anything in my power to make sure that no one can even start a rumor or make YouTube clickbait videos: ‘Ninja is playing with this person a lot lately. They’re flirting. Here’s a clip.’ Do you know how to make that never happen? You don’t let it happen!”
“I still stand by not having a lot of alone time with a woman, in general, if you are a married man. I mean, they could be your best friend, that’s totally cool. But if I randomly start playing with a woman no one knows, people are going to start talking. So if I am going to play with female gamers, I do it with a big group so it’s not that one-on-one interaction.”
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