Twitch Promotes Adult Content On Ninja’s Inactive Twitch Channel
Posted Aug 12, 2019 by DarthHazard
Fortnite Streamer Ninja has responded after his dormant Twitch channel was used to promote a Twitch channel that showcased pornography.
Ninja, whose real name is Tyler Blevins, is currently one of the most popular streamers in the world and currently boasts around 14 million followers on Twitch.
The controversial event comes after Ninja decided to stop streaming on the Twitch platform after having signed an exclusivity deal with Mixer, a rival streaming platform that is run by Microsoft. And Twitch didn’t seem to want to just brush it off and has used his old channel to promote other streamers to anyone that decides to visit Ninja’s Twitch channel.
In the video posted on his Twitter account, the streamer said that he was happy to let the actions by Twitch slide but is now trying to take his profile down or at least have Twitch stop promoting other streamers and channels on his profile.
Disgusted and so sorry. pic.twitter.com/gnUY5Kp52E— Ninja (@Ninja) 11 August 2019
"We're trying to get the channel taken down, or at least not promote other streamers and other channels on my brand and my profile. If anyone saw that, for anyone's kids who saw that, I just wanted to apologise - I'm sorry."
The porn account was violating the terms of service of Twitch but it wouldn’t have been great for Ninja’s brand image to have such content promoted on his Twitch channel even for a few minutes especially with a large base consisting of many young fans. The account has now been suspended and Twitch has restored Ninja’s channel to “how an offline page should look”.
It doesn’t look like Twitch will back down though and it has been confirmed that other channels will be promoted on Ninja’s Twitch channel in the future.
“Our community comes to Twitch looking for live content. To help ensure they find great, live channels we've been experimenting with showing recommended content across Twitch, including on streamer's pages that are offline. This helps all streamers as it creates new community connections."
Do you think that Twitch is right in using Ninja’s page to promote other channels? Or should they revert it back to how it is for all other in-active streamers? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.