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Ninja apologises for porn promo on his old Twitch channel

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins' split over to Mixer suddenly turned ugly as his former partner decided to promote content that wouldn't exactly be called safe for work.

It's been close to two weeks since Tyler "Ninja" Blevins left Twitch to join the greener fields over at Mixer, and the breakup seemed to have gone down well. Until now.

Blevins has posted a new video on Twitter where he shares his thoughts about how Twitch started treating his old channel last week. That's because his now dormant account has been been used to promote other Twitch channels over the last few days. Kind of special, but maybe not unreasonable? Well, maybe it is when one of the recommended channels broadcasted pornography. Not cool when some of his younger followers might not be aware of Ninja's new deal.

"This is the line. This is the straw", Blevins states in the video. "We're trying to get the whole channel taken down to begin with or at least not promote other streamers and other channels on my brand. On my fricking profile. So for anyone who saw that, for anyone who's kids...or obviously didn't want to see that; I apologise and I'm sorry."

Turns out, he's not the only one who's sorry. Emmett Shear, the CEO of Twitch, has also posted an apology on Twitter. He says that the company has started experimenting with showing recommended content across Twitch, including on pages that are offline, so Ninja's channel has apparently not been the only one doing this.

Having an account with pornography being recommended was a mistake, however, so they've permanently suspended the account in question while they investigate how such a mistake could happen. Time will tell if that's enough for Blevins, but the fact that he addresses even just sharing other content on his page makes us think that he at least won't consider it a perfect solution.

What do you think? Should Twitch be allowed to share other channels' content on an offline account?

Ninja apologises for porn promo on his old Twitch channel


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