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Richard Tyler Blevins (Ninja) believes bans for games shouldn't happen to content creators (Update: He regrets saying that)

Star-Lord

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,195
So in the past few days a content creator Faze Jarvis got banned permanent from Fortnite due to cheating with aimbots and ninja commented on the topic.
He states the following
“There’s a difference between a content creator who has millions of subscribers, who then gets banned from what makes him money, and some kid who is just a piece of **** who has zero followers, zero money from gaming and hacks,” Blevins stated.
“You ban that kid and nothing happens to him. Nothing happens. Oh no! He can’t cheat any more. You ban Jarvis – it’s different.”
Sorry I think this mentality is wrong. You think you are above everybody else since your known. Doesn't matter it should be fair treatment for everybody.


 
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Kyoufu

Member
Oct 26, 2017
11,036
Your viewer count doesn't make you above the rules, dude, what the fuck.
 

Meatwad

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,087
USA
Um no people like Ninja shouldn't get special privileges because they are popular. That's dumb. Rules either apply to everybody or they apply to nobody otherwise what is the point of having them?
 
Feb 15, 2019
426
Yeah just let them get away with anything then. Might as well not punish someone who throws their animals around the house or calls people the N word, that'd just be silly right hah? R-right?
 

mrmoose

Member
Nov 13, 2017
7,709
If they're big enough, and they aren't blatantly advertising that they're cheating on their channel, I would think there's already a process in place to warn them and give them a slap on the wrist that others wouldn't get because of the influence they have.
 

Creamium

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,658
Belgium
That's bs. The rules apply for everyone, you're no different just because thousands watch you play. If anything it's on you to set an example for other players... and cheating is not that.
 
Oct 27, 2017
286
Extremely bad take. If my doctor gets pulled over drunk he should get a DUI the same as if I do. His perceived greater value to society and importance doesn’t negate the responsibility he has to follow the law.
 

Lord Vatek

Avenger
Jan 18, 2018
6,802
Um, no.

In fact I think devs should be a little harsher on content creators because they set examples for their (usually young) viewers.
 

Kyrios

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,268
Hahahaha

“There’s a difference between a content creator who has millions of subscribers, who then gets banned from what makes him money, and some kid who is just a piece of **** who has zero followers, zero money from gaming and hacks,” Blevins stated.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 

Jambi

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
345
On one hand I kind of get what he's saying. A regular person getting banned means nothing to them other than not playing the game. A creator getting banned is essentially firing them from their job (whether you agree that it should be a job or not is a moot point here). However, people get fired from their jobs every day and this shouldn't be any different. Don't do something stupid and you won't get fired.
 

Sabretooth

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,280
“There’s a difference between a content creator who has millions of subscribers, who then gets banned from what makes him money, and some kid who is just a piece of **** who has zero followers, zero money from gaming and hacks,” Blevins stated.
This bizarre cult world content creators live in is fucking wild, where your entire worth as a person depends on your followers and income. It makes me think of the corporate caricatures in The Outer Worlds with how brazenly disconnected they are.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,926
He’s just wrong on this. Content creators should know better than just a random kid with zero followers to not burn the bridge they’re standing on.

Come on man. A ton of people have jobs — and most of them know not to do anything that’s going to destroy their ability to make a living.

Simple as that. Games or not.
 

Ravelle

Member
Oct 31, 2017
6,334
Professional football players should not be able to get red cards.

Professional cyclists should be allowed doping.

They're already too mild on content creators, even bans mean nothing at the moment.
 

LordGorchnik

Member
Oct 30, 2017
1,248
This guys is so ignorant of the modern world. When you have as much money like that coming in people truly believe they can get away with anything. It's literally a "Screw the rules, I have money" mentality.
 

kejigoto

Member
Sep 15, 2019
165
"I can't be a piece of shit! I create content!"

That doesn't seem like much of a defense and a green light for "content creators" to do whatever they want, including ignoring the rules, all in an effort to generate more views and money for themselves.

Regular players can't enjoy cheating but those profiting off it can.

What a stupid fucking message.
 

Spoo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,895
This makes me more and more convinced that Epic did and is doing the right thing.
 

bahorel

Member
Oct 25, 2017
275
“Celebrities can’t be arrested for crimes, they’d ruin their career! Trump isn’t a crook, he’s too famous and president! Consequences would hurt him!”

What a dumbass answer.
 

banter

Member
Jan 12, 2018
3,089
JFC, i didn’t like Ninja before, but even I didn’t think he’d have this jaded of a take on the situation. Basically, the rules shouldn’t apply to them because they make money from doing this...