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Popular Twitch streamer Ninja said recently that he doesn’t play with female gamers. He explained his reasoning to Polygon at a recent Samsung event, saying that it is out of respect for his relationship with his wife.

“If I have one conversation with one female streamer where we’re playing with one another, and 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,” Ninja — real name Tyler Blevins — told Polygon.

The streamer also went on to clarify that the decision not to play with female gamers on his Fortnite Battle Royale livestreams was completely his decision: “That was not even her. She had nothing to do with it. That was me being, ‘I love our relationship,’ and, ‘No — I’m not even gonna put you through that.’”

Fellow steamer Valkyrae came to Ninja’s support on Twitter, tweeting: “Seeing tweets twisting Ninja’s decision to not playing w/ women. YouTube clips/clickbaits the worst for views. People are gullible. To hear rumors like “I heard he’s cheating on you” is 24/7 toxic to a relationship Respect decisions that limit drama in people’s personal lives.”

What do you think of Ninja’s decision to exclude female gamers from his streams? Let us know in the comments.

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