When they use it, it well and truly only their prerogative since it only affects them. Many words, especially culturally loaded words such as that in question, carry with them a whole history of context with every use. How many times do you think people have to hear the n-word thrown around as an insult casually over a game's voip? However, Twitch judge each incident on a case-by-case basis, so not all streamers will receive the same punishment for the same crime. Sorry, but this crap is pathetic. And you're a good guy! I'm not going to keep repeating myself though, because I honestly think this is super dumb. Ninja dropped it during a rap, a genre which uses it a lot.
So what's the appropriate reaction? That appropriate-for-all-ages tone has helped Blevins secure , but perhaps his channel is not as G-rated as we thought. I'm just saying that I don't believe he had hate in his heart the way he was using it. Is that going to color and affect their reaction when they then tune in and see or hear how now the top streamer for Fortnite just dropped it casually in a rap freestyle? After hearing the racism Ninja immediately left the game and party. At the same time I don't say that word. I think people are rightly upset and concerned that a person with a very large and very influencable audience doesn't have some basic understandings of history and context, and sense of social responsibility. Is it that difficult to hear other people express their valid and long running frustrations? Former Overwatch League player xQc was also dropped from the Dallas Fuel after using Twitch chat emotes in a racially disparaging manner. And even that can be not so cut and dry; but as you said context matters and when it used among them between them that context is fundamentally different than the context of literally anyone else uttering it.
The success of Fortnite's Battle Royale mode has propelled the former Halo player into a new realm of popularity, including streaming alongside the likes of Drake and Travis Scott when he broke the Twitch record for the most concurrent viewers 635,000. Consider this a teaching and learning moment. The amount of white people talking about black people and their language like they're not even adults is just sad. On this occasion, Twitch deemed that Ninja had not been purposely malicious. Knowing that how ever many thousands of people are watching and aspire to be like this guy? Take a page from the Jews. I wouldn't have said it myself if I were in his position.
I don't know the answer to these questions, but I'm curious what made you strawman this hard. Let the free market decide. To make a decision to ignore its larger cultural context, often ignoring the very context in which they hear it so frequently in rap lyrics? Was it truly a mistake or is Ninja trying to cover his tracks, let us know! Do not be a detriment to the subreddit. Welp…looks like Ninja already dropped the N-word…smh and I had high hopes for him ughh get ya mans — J. It's fine to have disagreements and discussions with other users, but keep the ad hominem and swearing to a minimum. I wouldn't have said it myself if I were in his position. Car isn't a word that was used for centuries and is still used today to degrade an entire people.
PewDiePie clearly used it as an insult, and no doubt uses it as an insult in every day life. On the evening of Tuesday, March 29th he was playing a game of Fortnite with former Call of Duty pro, Matt 'Nadeshot' Haag, when he decided to give rapping a go. Context in the moment of use can shift a meaning yes, but rarely entirely, and never without losing the weight of its history and definition. The streamer that brought Drake into the gaming world playing Fornite is in a little bit of trouble. Unlike PewDiePie, Ninja doesn't have an established track record of poor behavior, so the general response has been pretty tame.
Does any of that mean he or anyone else who lets that word into their vocabulary is an active racist? How many times have you written articles about other twitch streamers doing uncool things? His N-bomb replacement technique was masterful. I think when you place this in a larger context of the gaming communities, of the language and frankly just toxicity that is seen generally across games, especially competitive ones; this is kind of more than a minor inconvenience or offense. Don't bring up other rap or other people. Much like PewDiePie, Ninja's slip-up seems like a moment where a person who has no business saying a word slipped it in during a livestream because it's a part of their off-stream vocabulary. So it's just something that's out there, and it's not going anywhere as long as people continue to put out music and stand-up comedy and movies that use it. The list can be found posted under the rules section and in the wiki.
For the Ninja apologists: These words don't get pulled out of thin air. When people speak casually they usually don't consciously pick every word with great care and intention. You can see it here Not Safe for Work : When Nadeshot heard the extra lines and the use of the N-Word by Ninja, he immediately reacted. Consider this a teaching and learning moment. But I do think he's fallen in witht he trend of outrage culture that is a scourge on the internet these days. The room full of utterly disgusted, check yourself, mean mugs I received made me understand right away I was lucky they liked me and I apologized like crazy for the next week.
It's a partly subconscious thing where you know what you're trying to convey and your brain pulls out the right words for you based on what its heard. As white people, the more readily we admit that, the more we can empathize and realize that we just need to shut the fuck up about this shit 100% of the time unless we are in support. It's pretty annoying that any type of criticism of someone is instantly outrage. Posts must be flaired correctly. He then added his own line. Do not make politically motivated comments.
I still don't see the issue. This isn't a new conversation. Again, I apologize for offending anyone and appreciate you all rocking with me. Make a reasonable attempt to be a net positive, or at least neutral contributor to the subreddit, whether it be with comments or submissions. Cars don't have a history of dealing with institutionalized racism for generations.