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Fortnite superstar Ninja flat out states that he doesn’t game with women

But his reasoning seems solid, considering how terrible the internet is.

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Over the weekend, Fortnite streaming star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins told Polygon he doesn’t play with female gamers on his Twitch channel. Naturally, this decision hasn’t sat well with some users. For those not familiar with the uber-popular streamer, Ninja used to play Halo competitively, before transitioning to the biggest game in the world, Fortnite, where he brings in tens of thousands of viewers each stream.

Blevins, who is married, says he’s afraid of speculation that he’s cheating on his wife. “Even if there’s a hint of flirting, that is going to be taken and going to be put on every single video and be clickbait forever,” he explained. Further, he concludes, “The only way to avoid that [gossip] is to not play with them at all.”

Blevins, who has gamed online with celebrities like Drake, currently has more than 10 million subscribers on Twitch and continues to break streaming records and sub counts.

Dexerto says that most have come out to support Blevins following his announcement. Still, others felt it was indicative of a more significant issue which he could use his platform to tackle.

Here are a few of the comments it uncovered:

I’m not sure where I stand on this issue except to say he probably should discuss this issue further with his followers to clarify his decision, before those same rumors he is concerned about become twisted into something different. Otherwise, he’s probably going to come off as a sexist, which may or may not be warranted.

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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