Ninja Drops N-Word On Twitch, A Prequel To His Apology Tour

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Update: The apology has arrived.

Original Story:

Popular Twitch streamer Ninja gained additional notoriety after featuring artists Drake and Travis Scott alongside a cameo from NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster while playing Fortnite. In what has become a sadly expected series of events for the most visible streamers, he's made it right back into the news cycle but not for a good reason. While playing Fortnite with a friend, Ninja was rapping the lyrics to a song by rapper Logic when he decided to fill in the lyrics with a couple n-bombs.

To get one thing absolutely straight, this is not one of those instances where someone was simply saying the lyrics to the song. As seen in the clip above and noted by LordBalvin, he ad-libbed the n-word through a part of the song it seems he forgot the lyrics for. A quick search of Logic's "44 More" will confirm the same.

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. Unlike PewDiePie, Ninja doesn't have an established track record of poor behavior, so the general response has been pretty tame. We have an idea of what comes next, though.

For the Ninja apologists: These words don't get pulled out of thin air. There's no excuse for it and Ninja needs to be checked on his behavior. The mistake was in him saying it on stream, but he also needs to eliminate that and whatever other potential slurs he may use as filler while rapping from his vocabulary entirely. Feel free to debate whether he's racist or not until you're blue in the face, but we know now he's at least racially insensitive. Consider this a teaching and learning moment. Hopefully, we won't have to backlink this in a future story. Better yet, let's hope we don't have to write "Ninja, Stop."

The ball is now in Twitch's court, considering this doesn't line up with their new guidelines.

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    March 28, 2018 5:26 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Ninja Drops N-Word On Twitch, A Prequel To His Apology Tour

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      March 28, 2018 5:29 PM

      Interesting. Glad to see that this stuff is being taken seriously by the games media, though.

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      March 28, 2018 6:06 PM

      [fry] must be devastated

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        March 28, 2018 7:44 PM

        saw the headline and was like WHOA and then saw the context and rolled my eyes

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      March 28, 2018 6:08 PM

      I've never heard of this dude. Yeah, he said the word. I dont like that word. But I think context matters. He was singing a song. He wasnt trying to be an asshole.

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        March 28, 2018 6:09 PM

        yea, it seems pretty tame to me. this is nothing like pewdiepie, who was using it in a clear derogatory manner.

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        March 28, 2018 6:20 PM

        The "he was singing a song" excuse falls apart when he ad-lbs the word into it.

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          March 28, 2018 6:25 PM

          This seems like a point that many people are missing.

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            April 2, 2018 12:58 PM

            I'm not sure anybody has explained how such a "point" is relevant... Are we really living in a time where a word can be used as liberally as possible in public, film and lyrics by one group yet be also be policed if certain people dares say it? That's VERY disingenuous.

            "All these words are okay, but this one word in the song... you can only say it when we say it or you get labelled 'racist'"

            I'm sorry, that is the strangest sort of double-speak/thought-policing I've heard in ages. This is the sort of ridiculous PC stuff that keeps the oversensitive left from being taken seriously.

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          March 28, 2018 6:41 PM

          I didn't know this. So that does change things. But I would still say consider the context. He's using it as a synonym for his friends, bros, or whatever. Not his slaves. Not as a derogatory word for black folks.

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            March 28, 2018 6:48 PM

            He still shouldn’t be saying the word as a white dude in front of thousands of fans, many of them little white kids. It’s not a word white people should say, even in a rap context. It’s just not our word. We don’t get to say that word. Period.

            Yeah, I like rap and I love how that word fits in to tons of my favorite rap songs for purely superficial reasons. But I am never saying that shit, I’ll tell you that!

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              March 28, 2018 6:50 PM

              And I don't say it either. I agree that he shouldn't have said it. Hopefully he will learn something.

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                March 28, 2018 6:56 PM

                Me and some friends went into a karaoke bar in St. Louis years back after a work conference. There were probably 200 people there and we were literally the only white people in the entire place. The DJ was a lanky white dude with a ponytail and he was singing karaoke to all sorts of rap songs. His N-bomb replacement technique was masterful. He would change up the word like playa, hitta, etc to whatever fit best with the verse. It was impressive (and funny as hell).

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              March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

              It's really not a word anyone should say.

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            March 29, 2018 4:11 AM

            Maybe read the entire article before defending a dude using the n word.

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              March 29, 2018 4:55 AM

              Thank you for adding nothing.

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                March 29, 2018 6:36 AM

                honestly it's good life advice for you that you can use here and elsewhere on social media.

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                  March 29, 2018 9:08 PM

                  It's cool that you wanna be a douche like that. I originally read it on my phone. Didn't see anything below the video. So it's not really and issue of not reading everything. I just didn't know it was there. And ultimately, that detail has no impact on the point I was making. I was speaking to the context in the way he used the word. I agree shouldn't have said it. We all agree on that. I wouldn't have said it myself if I were in his position. I'm just saying that I don't believe he had hate in his heart the way he was using it.

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                    March 29, 2018 9:11 PM

                    But hey man. I get. Ad hominem is cool. If you frame me up as a dude who is defending racism then you're an automatic winner. Too bad that's some strawman shit.

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                March 29, 2018 6:46 AM

                This is actually good advice you should take away from this thread.

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                  March 29, 2018 7:10 AM

                  Someone else has already said this... I was on my phone and didn't realize there was more under the video. It's not that I chose not to read the full thing. I just didn't realize it was even there.

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                    March 29, 2018 7:33 AM

                    And ultimately, that detail has no impact on the point I was making. I was speaking to the context in the way he used the word. I agree shouldn't have said it. We all agree on that. I wouldn't have said it myself if I were in his position. I'm just saying that I don't believe he had hate in his heart the way he was using it.

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        March 28, 2018 6:29 PM

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          March 28, 2018 6:38 PM

          I did not know this. Well then.

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      March 28, 2018 6:16 PM

      Dude needs to learn the golden rule of white guy rap recital. You fucking replace the n-bomb with something innocuous or you just don’t sing it at all.

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        March 28, 2018 6:17 PM

        That said, this article is weirdly judgy/preachy.

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          March 28, 2018 6:23 PM

          When it comes to that word, yes. We are going to be preachy.

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            March 28, 2018 6:29 PM

            I hear you.

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            March 28, 2018 6:30 PM

            He was ad-libbing rap lyrics. He's not a scumbag, he's a normal fucking dude. Everybody needs to chill.

            Unless you're up in arms about Kendrick or whoever dropping the word, then we need to turn our outrage meter back a few notches.

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              March 28, 2018 6:33 PM

              Well “normal fucking dudes” need to stop throwing n-words around.

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                March 28, 2018 6:38 PM

                This is pretty much the point.

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                  March 28, 2018 6:40 PM

                  Also, I regret my judgy post and would like to retract it here. Article is not judgy.

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                March 28, 2018 6:46 PM

                Including guys like Kendrick Lamar?

                It's part of the zeitgeist we live in, rappers say it, some black people use it in conversation. Other skin toned-people hear it all the time if they enjoy rap. 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.

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                  March 28, 2018 6:56 PM

                  found em

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                    March 28, 2018 6:57 PM

                    explain

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                      March 28, 2018 6:58 PM

                      It's hilarious.

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                      March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

                      legit answer: There's always someone defending the stance to use it, and as a proponent of free speech, I'm with you. I wouldn't do it because of how people would look at me, but I'm not going to forbid anyone else from using it outside my family and friends.

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                        March 28, 2018 7:04 PM

                        Same here, I personally think it's in poor taste how Ninja used it, but that's about it. It's in poor taste.

                        I don't think it's a great misdeed where he has helped propogate 300 years of American racial discrimination or turned some if his young viewers into alt-righters.

                      • Zek legacy 10 years
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                        March 28, 2018 7:31 PM

                        Free speech goes both ways. Anyone who says it should be ready for the consequences.

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                        March 29, 2018 7:05 AM

                        free speech is like the free market: it can be used to liberate the us from fascism or oppress the underprivileged. a light regulating touch is needed for both to keep them beneficial to all.

                        white people saying the N word continues to oppress black people and needs to be stopped.

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                      March 28, 2018 8:26 PM

                      The chatty user's post speaks for itself

                      /Huckabee-Sanders

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                    March 29, 2018 7:03 AM

                    'im

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                  March 28, 2018 7:17 PM

                  It's one of the few words that white guys can't use. That's a total affront to "ma privlage" isn't it?

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                    March 28, 2018 7:33 PM

                    Cool, thanks for distilling my argument into a strawman to make me sound like a tool. I have a lot of respect for you too.

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                      March 28, 2018 11:17 PM

                      Welcome to mplstaggerville

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                  March 28, 2018 7:29 PM

                  Let's be real here. People who are a slave to imitating their entertainment like that definitely shouldn't be playing video games.

                  • Zek legacy 10 years
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                    March 28, 2018 7:45 PM

                    So all children then?

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                  March 28, 2018 11:04 PM

                  Should've used Geto Boys as your example, but ha yeah right.

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                  March 28, 2018 11:18 PM

                  What separates his use from that of black people's is simply this: when they use the word its whole history and context primarily and only affects them and thus their use is truly only their prerogative.

                  When anyone else uses it, the history and the context of the word, a word which was not literally made to degrade us (but instead made to let us degrade others), it does not affect us; it has no bearing on us; it primarily affects black people and brings with it to the forefront the entirety of its negative and degrading historical context, and so we do not have free reign to use it if we are told and understand that that use is harmful.

                  We need to stop getting hung up on wringing our hands of "is this guy racist? am I racist?" and instead ask ourselves "Do we want to be racist? Do we want to hurt other people with the things we say and do?" If the answer is no, then the path forward is very simple. Whenever someone says "Hey, this thing you said or did, it hurts me and here is why" and you can understand how your actions or words affected them you simply apologize and stop doing it.

                  Not saying the n-word or other similar slurs takes nothing away from us. The only thing we lose is the capacity to degrade whole groups of people. And if we don't want to be bigots and we don't want to hurt people that is really no loss at all.

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                April 2, 2018 12:59 PM

                Jesus... Are you honestly suggesting African American rappers aren't "normal fucking dudes"?
                That's just silly.

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              March 28, 2018 6:34 PM

              eh. how hard is it to not include that word in your vocabulary, ad-libbing or not?

              for many people it's just something they don't say, it's not a challenge to reign it in.

              tossing possibly the most hateful and loaded word in our language into a song (that doesn't even feature that word) makes you wonder why it was so readily available and waiting to bubble up to the surface of his mind

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                March 28, 2018 7:39 PM

                Bingo. It’s not like I ever say that word.

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                March 28, 2018 7:41 PM

                Because he listens to rap.

                He had the highest rated stream ever on Twitch because he streamed with Drake. Safe to say he listens to alot of rap.

                That's why it bubbles into his mind.

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                  March 28, 2018 7:57 PM

                  I don't know why it's surprising that these guys can't see the difference between peepeeguy screaming it in anger and what this person did. one guy is a racist, the other guy loves hip hop. I'm personally not saying it's "ok" for him to use that word, but it is so very obviously coming from a different place.

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                    March 28, 2018 8:13 PM

                    I don't think anyone is conflating the two incidents. But they can both be not cool. You aren't instantly a racist, but it's pretty poor judgement and self-awareness to do this.

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                      March 28, 2018 8:18 PM

                      Your last sentence is trying to cutely call him a racist, which totally equates the two incidents.

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                        March 28, 2018 8:20 PM

                        Nope, you can't just make that up. I didn't call him a racist.

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                          March 28, 2018 10:40 PM

                          You aren't instantly a racist, but it's pretty poor judgement and self-awareness to do this.

                          So a gradual racist?

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                          March 28, 2018 10:59 PM

                          You didn't.

                          Only in America is the possibility of being called a racist more offensive then being a racist itself.

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                          March 29, 2018 4:23 AM

                          Ok whatever, but I'm referring to the "really makes you wonder" post higher in the thread, if that wasn't clear.

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                  March 28, 2018 11:03 PM

                  I listen to almost nothing but. I still manage to not say it. I *can*.

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                  March 29, 2018 1:13 AM

                  Lots of people listen to rap and don't have this problem.

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              March 28, 2018 6:35 PM

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              March 29, 2018 6:01 AM

              You should watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO15S3WC9pg

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            March 28, 2018 7:11 PM

            wow so what happened in this instance is exactly the same to you as what that pewpewpie guy did?

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              March 28, 2018 7:16 PM

              Unlike PewDiePie, Ninja doesn't have an established track record of poor behavior, so the general response has been pretty tame.

              read the article before you bring up tangential comparisons.

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          March 28, 2018 6:25 PM

          article seems fine

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          March 28, 2018 6:27 PM

          weird how that word sets people off

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            March 28, 2018 7:10 PM

            It's almost as if that word has centuries of oppression, hatred, and violence associated with it.
            Weird, right?

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          March 28, 2018 6:31 PM

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          March 28, 2018 6:33 PM

          I'm OK with that and think the author has every right to be.

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          March 28, 2018 6:42 PM

          it hella should be.

        • ArB legacy 10 years
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          March 28, 2018 8:20 PM

          That word really really REALLY upsets people who aren't black. It's like super offensive to us, okay?

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        March 28, 2018 6:27 PM

        And if you don't know, now you know, ninja

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        March 28, 2018 6:41 PM

        Shame on a brotha who try to run game on a brotha

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        March 28, 2018 7:09 PM

        Hell yea, my ninja.

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          March 28, 2018 11:07 PM

          That's what Raw Fusion used (Money B and DJ Fuze from Digital Underground) "Nappy Headed Ninja"

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      March 28, 2018 6:18 PM

      It's almost like these white boy streamers are mostly shitty people. Huh.

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      March 28, 2018 6:38 PM

      I heard on Twitter this guy is a racist asshole

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      March 28, 2018 6:55 PM

      So is there any successful twitch streamer out there who hasn't done something incredibly stupid in a public way by this point? It blows my mind how little common sense some of these guys seem to have.

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      March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

      Ta-Nehisi Coates on this "dilemma", essential viewing:

      https://youtu.be/QO15S3WC9pg

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        March 28, 2018 7:47 PM

        This is about the only intelligent thing I’ve seen in this thread

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        March 28, 2018 7:51 PM

        This video is excellent.

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          March 28, 2018 8:01 PM

          I mostly agree with most of what this dude is saying, with a few exceptions.

          The main one being that it's OK for his white friend to say "my white trash cabin" in front of him. I think that's in poor taste too, to use a touchy word like that around people who don't really have ownership over it and can't use it along with you in conversation. Like most of my black friends over the years never used it around me, but I had no clue if they around their buds.

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        March 28, 2018 8:06 PM

        I forget, what is it exactly that I personally restrict people of any other ethnicity from doing because of their race?

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        March 28, 2018 11:23 PM

        Yeah that was a good breakdown.

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        March 29, 2018 6:40 AM

        That’s fantastic.

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        March 29, 2018 9:50 AM

        God I love that man.

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      March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

      I listened to that 5 times and still don't hear it, lol wtf how did anyone even catch that.

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      March 28, 2018 7:04 PM

      Lol, the shit you people get upset about.

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      March 28, 2018 7:04 PM

      I have to admit, I learned the hard myself at 16, working in a pizza hut.

      "And this n did blah blah blah, can you believe that shit?" or something.

      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. Not proud of that.

      Best case scenario, this is his 16 year old dumbass moment that happened later in his life than mine. And I'm really happy mine didn't happen in front of how ever many followers he has.

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        March 28, 2018 7:11 PM

        Nadeshot's viewers too. I was actually watching Nate's stream live when that happened and had no idea that's what he said; the whole thing was pretty indiscernible, and I thought he was just mumbling along.

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      March 28, 2018 7:09 PM

      LMAO

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      March 28, 2018 7:18 PM

      Wait, is this actually lyrics to a song, or did he add it in?

      If it's the lyrics, what's the issue?

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        March 28, 2018 7:20 PM

        Ah, so he added them in.

        I still don't see the issue. It's rap, and plenty of rap uses that word, hence why it probably entered his vocab while he was making it up on the spot.

        But lets all pretend that he's hitler and a total racist that hates black people. It'll get more attention as a news item.

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          March 28, 2018 7:27 PM

          I haven't heard the use personally but my gut reaction based on just adlibbing rap lyrics is pretty much in line with this.

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          March 28, 2018 7:27 PM

          I don't think Charles is trying to clickbaity article or anything, he seems like a pretty standup guy from what I've seen in the streams.

          But I do think he's fallen in witht he trend of outrage culture that is a scourge on the internet these days. And this culture isn't just seen with people on the left, but on the right (who'd are even more prone to it depending on the subject), and the middle.

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          March 28, 2018 7:29 PM

          "Guys I don't see why a famous white boy saying nigger in front of a huge audience is a big deal"

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            March 28, 2018 7:31 PM

            OMG YOU JUST TYPED IT, BAN THIS FILTH!

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              March 28, 2018 7:32 PM

              Seriously, why isn't redshak now in trouble?

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                March 28, 2018 7:35 PM

                because hopefully the mods are recognizing context here a little better than the shack has with Ninja's stream

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                  March 29, 2018 6:11 AM

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                    March 29, 2018 7:54 AM

                    Well, lots of rappers use it as filler. He's basically ribbing on that (two-decade old) trend.

                    So is it in poor taste? I think so. Do we need to write articles about it and spread the video clip around? No

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                    March 29, 2018 3:03 PM

                    Its part of everyones vocabulary, and its used alot by black rappers in alot of songs, besides we notice it more because of its racist history, so it feels like its like every other Word in every rap song sometimes, so if some white shmuck like me was for some very bad reason going to pretend to be 50cent or whatever and drop some gangsta rhymes (personally I’d need to be looking down the barrel of a rifle for the motivation to do this in public) ,then i would have to go n this n that for lack of actual skills or knowlegde of actual rap lyrics. But thats kinda also the only scenario i could see me possibly ever using the word, well , except talking about the word like here, but then youre apparantly supposed to use the dreadful «n-word».

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                    April 2, 2018 1:10 PM

                    "Thus it is a part of his vocabulary"

                    Does society judge this young man for WHERE he learned this word was okay to use, over and over, in song after song?

                    "Context" is; the word is being used non-stop in rap music. That's how it became a part of his vocabulary.

                    Seems like people are demonizing this young man for simply quoting a person of color. This word either needs to go or the PC Police need to take a step back and understand real context.

                    Honestly - white kids would be better off not giving their money to rappers that use the word. Let the free market decide. Hopefully that will give more intelligent rappers with a better vocabulary some attention.

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                March 28, 2018 11:35 PM

                Because apples and oranges are two entirely different things, possibly?

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            March 28, 2018 7:32 PM

            Like I said, it's rap. The word is used a lot in rap, and he slipped it in without thinking.

            The outrage is ridiculous and way over the top. But people need something to get offended over so they can all band together and feel like they are fighting the good fight. So if that makes you feel better, cool I guess.

            I'm not going to keep repeating myself though, because I honestly think this is super dumb. So i'll shutup now.

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              March 28, 2018 7:35 PM

              It's used by black rappers. He's white. White people don't get to use that word ever beside they weren't fucking slaves. And obviously this upsets you, a white man for some reason. Why is that

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                March 28, 2018 7:38 PM

                Don't be an idiot. I'm asian, so i know all too well what it's like to be the victim of racism.

                Suddenly painting me as a racist when i've said nothing racist is absolutely ridiculous and you know it.

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                  March 28, 2018 8:41 PM

                  This is a ridiculous post. Being Asian does not make you an authority on the black american experience any more than being part Asian makes me an authority on being Asian in America. I do have good taste in Chinese food though.

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                    March 28, 2018 9:01 PM

                    And being white doesn't make anyone an authority on what black people may or may not find offensive.

                    So we can all decide to just not say anything because apparently we aren't authorities on other peoples opinions, or we can say whatever we like because we are all humans and discussing this stuff is the adult thing to do.

                    Hinting at me possibly being upset because i'm racist is the dumbest post in this entire thread. Especially when the same guy openly uses "the n word" in a post above. It's the throwback claim for anyone that has a weak opinion and is losing the battle when it comes to these kinds of discussions. Calling someone racist because they disagree with an opinion is basically the racist discussion version of yelling and swearing in an argument. You don't have a leg to stand on, or the ability to defend yourself, so you act like an idiot.

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                      March 28, 2018 10:09 PM

                      So redshark saying that word to illustrate how stupid ninja was being is racist? You're right you are acting like an idiot. Instead of addressing how much harm that word causes to those of black descent, you completely miss the point.

                      There was no instance of the "n-word" in the song that ninja was singing. Don't bring up other rap or other people. That word was not present anywhere in this song.

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                  March 28, 2018 11:04 PM

                  Being Asian does not give us license or authority to determine what may or may not be offensive to others.

                  This is a dialogue, not a court of morality. The discourse suggests that we should be careful about words with potential baggage. As fellow human beings, we should be willing to accommodate our language to ensure that others feel safe.

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                April 2, 2018 4:21 PM

                These entitled people aren't slaves any more than my white immigrant family (or ANY European family I know) has any slave owners in their family trees.

                So, just to be clear, we're talking about a culture that is still incapable of turning around their communities, is using this supposedly bad word over and over when referring to themselves, using it in pop music. This isn't a white problem, this is a black problem. It's an absolutely embarrassingly shameful attempt at victimology.

                I hope (if you're a black man) you can start looking at the problems in your own culture instead of blaming how that culture affects other, and how you can use that to perpetually be some sort of child that needs to constantly be coddled and protected.

                Do you REALLY think policing a word black culture LOVES to call themselves and use over and over in their popular music makes an ounce of sense? Black culture has A LOT to answer for. When they face what's holding them back, maybe we won't have to talk about them as if they're little fragile babies. Maybe they'll also stop referring to EVERYBODY is "n*gga" while trying to demonize anybody who uses the same word.

                Sorry, but this crap is pathetic.

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              March 28, 2018 7:43 PM

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                March 28, 2018 7:49 PM

                My guess is that Ninja is one of the white people who don't censor themselves when reciting hooks from rap and hip-hop lyrics.

                Is it in poor taste? I think so, but I understand if other people don't think so.

                So what's the appropriate reaction? Whoever is watching the stream at the time to say something like "come on dude". Writing an article and spreading the clip around on twitter is definitely an overreaction.

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              March 28, 2018 10:36 PM

              Eminem has never used that word. I’m not sure how good an excuse “its rap” is. Dude has millions of viewers, he should be smarter than that.

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              March 28, 2018 11:23 PM

              A bunch of rappers use it. A bunch of rappers don't. He slipped it in where it didn't belong because he's comfortable saying it.

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            March 29, 2018 6:58 AM

            Ban this guy

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          March 29, 2018 6:21 AM

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        March 28, 2018 7:23 PM

        The issue is that there are still people alive today that were forced to drink out of separate water fountains than white people because they were seen as second-class citizens, and that word, or any derivative of it, is a word that was rightfully reclaimed in some way by black people and white people do not get to use it ever.

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          March 28, 2018 7:27 PM

          Yep cool. Nice.

          Like I said, in the context of him rapping, I can see how he could mindlessly throw that in there considering how many other rap songs use it? He probably listens to a lot of rap, sings it out loud in the privacy of his own home, that word has entered his rap vocab and understandably so.

          I don't see how this makes him a racist asshole. PewDiePie clearly used it as an insult, and no doubt uses it as an insult in every day life. Ninja dropped it during a rap, a genre which uses it a lot.

          People need to turn their offend-o-meters down a few notches and relax. The guy isn't trying to insult anyone.

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            March 28, 2018 7:28 PM

            Like, what if this WAS the lyrics? Would you be offended if he still said it? Or is he supposed to just pause for a beat, or add another word in there?

            It's fucking stupid.

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            March 28, 2018 7:28 PM

            Pretty sure nobody in this thread or in the article said he is a racist asshole. Pretty sure the whole point is that white people should never let that word slip out of their mouth ever, even in private. If it happens in private, there’s a chance it will happen in public, in front of a large audience, making them think it’s OK and it’s definitely not OK.

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              March 28, 2018 7:29 PM

              People are silly, and this is silly.

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              March 28, 2018 7:29 PM

              Words are just words. Context matters.

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                March 28, 2018 7:31 PM

                No, and when you say that it only shows you have limited understanding of the issue.

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                  March 28, 2018 7:34 PM

                  I will watch the video you posted earlier some time later but it seems highly unlikely that anything will convince me that context doesn't matter when any word is ever used.

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                    March 28, 2018 7:38 PM

                    Actually I should rephrase that to context SHOULD matter because clearly to some people context doesn't matter.

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                      March 28, 2018 7:56 PM

                      There's one caveat. If a white WRITER uses the word deliberately and with purpose, there's some freedom there for artistic expression. Otherwise... that is not a word that is "ours."

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                    March 28, 2018 7:42 PM

                    You are struggling to have empathy in a situation like this because there’s literally no way you can understand what it’s like to be black. 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. I made a post above about this article being judgmental, really I misinterpreted the tone of the author and when I went back and reread it, I instantly regretted the post and wished I would’ve just shut the fuck up. Posts like this are like the NRA hosting Second Amendment rallies across the street from the March for our lives thing. They are just pointless.

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                    March 28, 2018 7:57 PM

                    Watch it! It's only a couple minutes long.

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                      March 28, 2018 8:40 PM

                      I mean, I think that just solidifies that context matters. He even says it multiple times. I'm not saying what Ninja did is fine but I think the article here is a gross overreaction. This is more of a "bro, that's probably not something you should say any more" scenario than a "you owe a public apology and we're going to compare you to this other situation that's significantly different because you used the same word"

                      I do agree that there are social cues that you should follow just to be a good member of society and there are definitely words people should avoid using but I strongly believe that we need to keep teaching people to be resilient and use appropriate responses instead of freaking out about absolutely everything that is a minor inconvenience or offends you.

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                March 28, 2018 11:35 PM

                Words are never just "words." You are very right that context matters though. 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.

                Context exists well beyond whatever personal circumstances surround a singular use of a word. Many words, especially culturally loaded words such as that in question, carry with them a whole history of context with every use. This is a word literally invented for use by white people to degrade and humiliate African Americans. It has literally centuries of history and context of its use in that manner. IT still has that context and literal meaning.

                It is a word that was made to affect African Americans and African Americans only. When they use it, it well and truly only their prerogative since it only affects them. 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.

                At the end of the day, we all know the history and context of that word. We all know what it means. We know what it means when someone who isn't African American says it. Is it used in rap and among African Americans in a different manner to mean a different thing than its original meaning? Yeah. But we also know that there is a difference. There is a reason why generally speaking people try to avoid saying it if possible.

                Can people hear a word often enough that they easily repeat it without thinking? Of course, that's the nature of people and conveyance of ideas and memetic culture. And it is also part and parcel for the problem at hand. People need to think more. People with an audience like Ninja's especially need to think more.

                If someone says, "When you say this word, regardless of your intention, it brings with it this host of pain and discomfort, however unintentional it may be. Can you not say it?" The human response is to try to understand, and if you do understand how a word made to degrade, made specifically for use by non-black people to degrade those it targets; then you take it upon yourself to think and not use it casually, not use it callously, and especially not use it maliciously because hopefully you don't want to hurt people, you don't want to cause discomfort.

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                    March 28, 2018 11:57 PM

                    sorry for not reading the thread better! But I wouldn't qualify this as a freak out about a "minor inconvenience or something that offends" people. 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.

                    Does he fundamentally not know or understand there is a difference in him using that word? Does he not care? Will his audience know or care? 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. I think its somewhat denigrating to say people need to be taught more resilience. How many times do you think people have to hear the n-word thrown around as an insult casually over a game's voip? 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? Knowing that how ever many thousands of people are watching and aspire to be like this guy?

                    I'm sorry if this is coming across as belligerent or singling you out personally, I don't mean to (I'm a big fan of LatestChatty, and using it right now! And you're a good guy!); just I feel like you're underselling why people are very frustrated by this. Like right now there's the goddamn KFC twitch emote shit happening.

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                      March 29, 2018 12:11 AM

                      I shouldn't have mentioned resiliency because that doesn't apply here. No one needs to be accepting of the use of this particular word. I do think we need to measure our outrage accordingly though and I think this article was more of a hit piece than a measured response in the context of what happened.

                      Like I said in my other comment it's more of a "dude, don't do that" than "you're a racist motherfucker like pewdefart and we're going to rake you over the coals for it" kind of thing.

                      I agree that people in his position should probably be held to a pretty high standard so calling him out on it is definitely the right thing to do, but this article was over the top for me.

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                        March 29, 2018 12:18 AM

                        I guess we read this article differently. It felt rather measured to me considering Ninja's status, what else is going on in Twitch with the KFC stuff, and other debacles recently and with Twitch's new attempts at cleaning up toxicity. The author kept it pretty brief but didn't mince words which in my mind is fair all things considered. The worst the article does is say "there is no excuse for pulling this word" which I think we all agree with. I guess the tone I read into it was more weary of having to read another major streamer/gaming personality dropping a racially insensitive if not racist remark casually.

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                  March 28, 2018 11:50 PM

                  Ninja brought no pain and no discomfort on anyone. Just faux outrage because we like to get faux outraged at famous internet people.

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                    March 28, 2018 11:55 PM

                    Iam in pain and discomfort because of it. Now what? Your wrong.

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                    March 29, 2018 12:20 AM

                    I'm not black. I can't claim to be personally targeted and affected by this particular event. However, I feel like its pretty clear from responses here and elsewhere online that people are at the very least very uncomfortable (one might even say, feeling discomfort) at/with Ninja's use of the word here. This isn't a new conversation. People understand what the word means and how it is different when used by black and non-black people.

                    I hope that you can understand how if you have to deal with racism in your life, deal with people using the n-word maliciously; how that can really affect what you feel when you hear that word again, especially from a white guy. Especially with everything else going on in culture today.

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                      March 29, 2018 7:58 AM

                      Context, man, context. He was ad-libbing rap lyrics. The word is incredibly common in rap lyrics.

                      Nobody is being targeted or affected, except for people looking to be triggered.

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                        March 29, 2018 8:10 AM

                        Also, the more you hear something in a context, the more likely you are to use it in said context, even if you didn't explicitly mean to do so.

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                        March 29, 2018 8:47 AM

                        I know the word is common in rap, I listen to a ton of rap myself. At the same time I don't say that word. You seem to understand that he shouldn't say that word but turn around and say "well this was harmless" which is rather contradictory, since the reasons he shouldn't say it still stand.

                        You are very intent on focusing on context yet for some reason ignore any context outside of "he was adlibbing a rap song." Context of a highly influential, highly watched white man casually saying a word designed by white people so that white people could degrade African Americans. Context of the KFC emote being used across Twitch to callout black streamers in disparaging ways. Context of the just general racism and toxicity that exists in online gaming communities at large. Context of Overwatch League struggling to deal with toxic use of slurs by their professional players. Context of here's a guy who had the largest stream audience by virtue of playing with successful black artists and athletes and who then casually uses a highly loaded slur, that even you agree he shouldn't say, on stream in front of his massive audience. But you just focus on "well he was adlibbing a rap song." How many white rappers worth a damn use the n-word? Has El-P? Has Eminem?

                        You say "he didn't bring pain or discomfort on anyone," seemingly ignoring much of this thread and other outlets expressing literally that, then say "only people looking to get triggered are bothered." What does even mean exactly?

                        Is someone who has to deal with racism regularly who comes home to watch a stream and sees this someone "looking to get triggered?" How about someone who just rage quit another stream because of the kfc emote and tunes into see this?

                        Can you understand how this sort of casual use can be upsetting? How it can cause discomfort to people? Is it less directly racist than someone yelling it at a black person? Sure, but this isn't a mutually exclusive situation. You literally agree that he shouldn't say this word but seem intent on telling everyone to not be bothered by this. Is it really that hard to listen to people say "this bothers me, this upsets me, for all the reasons we've said, please stop using this word."? Is that really that bothersome to you? Is it that difficult to not use a word that we all know has such potential for causing people discomfort? Is it that difficult to hear other people express their valid and long running frustrations?

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            March 28, 2018 7:30 PM

            Any white person should have a built-in filter on that word. It should be there due to parenting, environment, education, maybe all three. The privacy of your own home, reciting others' lyrics, it doesn't matter.

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            March 28, 2018 7:48 PM

            No, the n-word entering a white person's rap vocab is not understandable. It's completely inappropriate regardless of context, and if he built that habit in his own time then he brought this on himself.

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              March 28, 2018 10:38 PM

              If Eminem can keep himself from saying it then so can Ninja

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          March 28, 2018 7:28 PM

          ^^^^ end of story.

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          March 28, 2018 8:38 PM

          I think Riley Reid got a free pass though

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          March 28, 2018 11:32 PM

          Except in their cars, alone, singing rap songs. Just like 99% of every non black person in this thread who likes and listens to rap has done countless times.

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          April 2, 2018 4:26 PM

          Fortunately, that's NOT how language works.

          The day these communities take a page from other cultures that somehow manage to rise up against adversity, take pride in their past and who they are, they'll always use the N-word, always have the rest of civil society look down on such language.

          Either people can use it or then can't. Either way, people have a right to judge it's use of ALL people. Heck, it's why I stopped listening to hip hop 20 years ago... Take a page from the Jews. They've been through a lot over history. Yet somehow they don't call each other "k*ke", don't turn their neighborhoods into urban war zones, manage to create positive and sustainable communities.

          The amount of white people talking about black people and their language like they're not even adults is just sad. If the word is bad; they NEED to stop using it. Glorifying thugs and thug language is destroying what's left of their culture.

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        March 28, 2018 7:26 PM

        It's an issue either way. Watch the video I linked above.

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      March 28, 2018 7:46 PM

      WorldStarHipHop would say this is cringy, but not racist. The greater atrocisity is that his freestyle sucked and he gets another flag for trying to hype his own bars by yelling a "Woo!".

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      March 28, 2018 8:11 PM

      Ninja please.

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      March 28, 2018 8:32 PM

      Fucking streamers need to learn it's still a work environment for them and there are limits.

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      March 28, 2018 8:42 PM

      The comparison to pewdiepie in this case is pretty off. Pewdiepie used the word with a hard R as an insult. It was meant to be offensive, and while he probably didn't mean to say it on stream he clearly has used that word as an insult before. That's very different from someone trying to say a synonym to "brother", "homie", "friend" or whatever, and has a semi-autonomous part of their brain serve up a word they hear fifty times a day because they are a rap fan.

      When people speak casually they usually don't consciously pick every word with great care and intention. 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. If you had to deliberately choose every word it would be very slow going to do any kind of talking.

      So the N word becomes a bit tricky because to some people (myself included) it's an incredibly prevalent word used in media, music, etc. that they consume, so it's constantly there, your brain hears it, knows how to use it, and may occasionally serve it up when in a context where it makes sense (e.g. while singing along to a song, or even frestyling in a style of music where the word is used very frequently). Maybe you catch yourself before you actually say it and change it out to something else, but sometimes you might slip up.

      If you were told you can never again say the word "car" because it's offensive, but everyone else was still allowed to do it, you'd still occasionally slip up and say "car" instead of using "automobile" or some other synonym. It's just how the brain works - it's very hard to intentionally stop yourself from saying a word that you hear every day, because it would require intentional conscious thought for every word you speak.

      Anyway, I guess my point is that yeah we shouldn't use this word, it's not ours, but if someone accidentally says it with zero malicious intent, people really need to be a little bit more understanding that mistakes happen. This guy's almost certainly not a racist, he just listens to a lot of rap and his subconscious fucked him over.

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        March 28, 2018 9:07 PM

        Get out of here with your rational thinking.

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        March 28, 2018 11:56 PM

        You could make the same shitty arguments people are making here to support PewDiePie. "Oh he's from Iceland they don't understand the context." Etc. It's all bullshit. Just don't say it.

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          March 29, 2018 12:16 AM

          I'm not defending pdp in any way what so ever because he was a repeat offender (I think?) and once you know you screwed up you should do your best to not do it again, but expecting everyone in the world to know every social faux pas for every culture in the world is absolutely ridiculous.

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          March 29, 2018 2:35 AM

          to an extent that is true. think how fucking dumb the general populace is(hello trump), and then factor in a whole different culture where the history of our culture is just a couple of footnotes in alot of their education, if that.
          if most americans cant figure out why the fuck sunni and shia muslims are killing each other(do you think many could even point out iraq on a map?) after we've been invading and bombing them for years on end, is it that much of a stretch to think other cultures dont have an understanding of ours? anyway im not supporting it, just saying.

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            March 29, 2018 3:36 AM

            Plus the influence of American hip hop culture where every bad word imaginable is used to describe other people and then understand that one of those words is the real bad one. Just like American movies, Tarantino is a renowned exporter of the word..

            It's a minefield best not explorered like all minefields.

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          March 29, 2018 3:11 AM

          He is from Sweden and it has nothing to do with supporting him he is by all accounts ignorant. The original thread on his word bomb showed me the grand canyon between people that lives in the USA and those that do not, there is zero understanding for any grey areas when it comes to the word. Had it not been for the shack and my more than normal interest in black culture in the US i would have no idea just have poisonous that word is. And it still surprises me including this article.

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          March 29, 2018 7:18 AM

          Now who's the fucking ignorant racist? He's Swedish.

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        March 29, 2018 12:00 AM

        Except that Pewdiepie is from sweden and like most other scandinavians he most likely had no idea of just how poisonous that words is in the USA. Of course he has a history of being a total ignorant fuck so what do i know.

        Thanks to the shack i learned just how extreme that word is, so extreme it is never even typed..

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        March 29, 2018 12:24 AM

        totally agree and I think if people stop to think about why people do dumb shit there's always a psychological reason for it. people arent just evil by nature

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        March 29, 2018 9:37 AM

        "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. Unlike PewDiePie, Ninja doesn't have an established track record of poor behavior, so the general response has been pretty tame."

        Does that seem unfair? Because that's the only comparison the article makes.

        Your car analogy is terrible. Car isn't a word literally invented to degrade an entire people. Car isn't a word that was used for centuries and is still used today to degrade an entire people. Cars also aren't people. Cars don't have a history of dealing with institutionalized racism for generations. And also, I'm pretty sure we are all raised to not use racist slurs. This isn't a new phenomenon of someone up and deciding last year that "the n-word is racist." Does the n-word have other meanings now? Yes. But we also are all intelligent adults who I think all can see and understand the boundaries and limits of those other uses given how we all literally agree we shouldn't say that word if we aren't black.

        People don't need to have a little more understanding for when someone makes a mistake in the context of the racial turmoil a lot of people have to deal with day and day out. People need to call out these "mistakes" because we all agree they shouldn't be happening.

        My bigger question is do you think that people who casually use the word "non-maliciously" are unaware of the original meaning of the word? Of the context of the African American experience with racism (a really common aspect of rap)?

        Following up on that, do you think that people should take responsibility for the things they say?

        What does it say about our society that even though we all know the history and meaning of this word; even though we all know that racism is still alive today; even though we all know that people have to deal with others using that word to demean and degrade them; that even with all of that a lot of adults think its okay to let that word become casually engrained in their mind? 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)?

        Does any of that mean he or anyone else who lets that word into their vocabulary is an active racist? I guess my response is it doesn't really matter if he is racist or not. We all agree and we all know that that word shouldn't be used.

        We need to all stop getting hung up on the question of "Am I/him/you racist?" and instead ask each of ourselves, "Do I want to be racist? Do I want to hurt other people?" And if the answer is no, then your path is simple and straightforward. Whenever someone says "Hey, this thing you said or did, it hurts me/causes me discomfort and here is why" and you can understand how your actions or words affected them you simply apologize and stop doing it.

        Should we not strive to make our society better? Should we not try to, when we are told and we know that this word is harmful when it comes out of our mouths, should we not try to not use that harmful word? Should we not take the time to remind people who didn't previously make these connections that they should think before they speak words that they know are harmful?

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        March 29, 2018 11:07 AM

        also he says "smoking in the cut myni-" and the lyrics are "in the cut smoking on indica". he was trying to find the indica word and his brain found an unfortunate word that sounds similar

        just adding to the psychology at play here

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      March 28, 2018 8:43 PM

      Was it the -ga version or the -er? There's a magnitude of difference in severity right?

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      March 28, 2018 9:42 PM

      I did this once. Not on a stream but in a car full of white and black dudes, some of which I did not know well.

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      March 28, 2018 10:32 PM

      N is a letter you dummy, not a word.

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      March 29, 2018 12:38 AM

      Ok so I can name 3 popular streamers now.

      Two of them because they used the N-word.
      One because he something something wife something.

      It's almost like it pays to say or do stupid things because the gaming media will then get you all the attention you desire. That is one effective word.

      Disclaimer: It is a nasty word and racists are the scum of this earth. That doesn't mean the way we react to these incidents is sensible.

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        March 29, 2018 12:43 AM

        i think you've got the cause and effect here totally wrong

        people talk about them because they're already popular. and because they spend most of their time streaming, inevitably they're gonna do/say something stupid. which isn't to say they deserve sympathy because they are compensated handsomely for this job and they chose it, but it also figures.

        imagine if most of your waking hours were visible for everyone to see. you'd inevitably probably do something really dumb that you wouldn't want people to see you doing/saying, like pick your nose or use the n-word or attempt to argue for socialism on a video game forum.

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          March 29, 2018 12:55 AM

          I know they are/were already popular and well known, but I also believe that all publicity is good publicity for guys like these. People who wouldn't have heard of them otherwise end up doing so, and I don't think the number of people who will stop following them is very high.

          Also, I don't think everyone going apeshit over single slipped words is the way to go in the long run to eliminate racism. Whether you are on the right or wrong side of an issue, it's still possible to be a prick about it, and make your stance seem the unreasonable one even if it really is based on "the right thing".

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      March 29, 2018 12:38 AM

      rolleyes

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      March 29, 2018 1:20 AM

      Its all the dubstep

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        March 29, 2018 5:02 AM

        Me neither

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          March 29, 2018 7:22 AM

          Has this clip been edited? The twitter clip linked has the sound garble out when the dude on cam's face goes sour. There is no n-bombs when I listen to it.

          Not that it matters I guess if he said it. I just keep scrolling past this thread and I'm confused.

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        March 29, 2018 7:44 AM

        I thought it was just me.. Maybe because I'm 45, but I can't hear it.

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      March 29, 2018 6:08 AM

      It's amazing how many closet racists posts like this flush out.

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      March 29, 2018 6:23 AM

      things you should probably not say: that word

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        March 29, 2018 6:59 AM

        it's ridiculous that streamers keep having to rehash the exact same incidents over and over again

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          March 29, 2018 9:51 AM

          Probably because it's said all the time on random voice chats and other streams and they just think it's ok to say.

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            March 29, 2018 10:18 AM

            I think the "context doesn't matter it's never okay" line also makes it problematic, because that ends up including education as well.

            As a result there's never any formal distinction made between fuck/shit/damn (and in my parents case, fart & booger [no, seriously]) and racial slurs and people don't learn it until they either witness or are subject to one of these explosions.

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      March 29, 2018 7:19 AM

      Lol at the free speech crowd

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      March 29, 2018 7:20 AM

      Childish Gambino said it best.

      "Chillin' with me n-words, say it like a white kid."

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        March 29, 2018 7:22 AM

        He doesn't get to say "n-word"... That's our word.

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      March 29, 2018 8:18 AM

      It's definitely racist but I don't think we need to get outraged over it. The context is forgivable.

      There are worst instances of the n word being used by celebrity streamers. Maximilian Dood letting it slip was a big shocker to me but he apologised (and cried) for it and I felt bad even being offended.

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        March 29, 2018 8:23 AM

        He wasn't even saying that, he was just making words up and accidentally said something that almost sounded bad. Max is a good dude.

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          March 29, 2018 8:26 AM

          Almost sounded bad? It was very clear on my speakers.

          But yes the word came out because of a dumb joke.

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      March 29, 2018 9:06 AM

      Is this allowed?

      https://youtu.be/KaWTBW37L2s?t=407

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      March 29, 2018 9:22 AM

      Once these stars achieve a certain level of true financial freedom, they begin to not care what others think because they know they are set for life no matter what they do.

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        March 29, 2018 9:27 AM

        I highly doubt that's it. More like if any star in the past had a camera recording them for 6-8 hours/day they would slip up somewhere and say something that would "outrage" people.

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          March 29, 2018 9:43 AM

          I'm certain both scenarios are true. You can sort of see a change in attitude from their very first stream compared to their most recent steam. Many of them become obnoxious and over the top over time. It's very apparent.

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            March 29, 2018 10:00 AM

            Maybe that's what kids like to see and it gets them more subs?

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      March 29, 2018 9:33 AM

      Ugh... who cares?? The kid is massively talented at the game and streams for hours on end. Lets all pile on him because he said an offensive word. Like somehow we are all perfect and never said an offensive word.

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        March 29, 2018 9:56 AM

        The article is about getting people to be more sensitive to these words. Him being good at the game has nothing to do with that. Do you think people should not be more sensitive to racially charged words?

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          March 29, 2018 10:08 AM

          The article is clickbait nonsense and, hey, it worked!

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            March 29, 2018 10:19 AM

            Do you think people should not discuss these kinds of social issues?

            Wait, never mind. I know the answer.

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              March 29, 2018 10:22 AM

              Stop, they want to watch people play video games in peace! You're making them consider other demographics and broader issues, and that's hard! Can't you just understand that they just want to watch people stream video games and don't give a fuck about anyone else? Gosh!

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            March 29, 2018 10:29 AM

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              March 29, 2018 10:33 AM

              People throwing around clickbait for any article or concept they disagree with now. Definitely starting to lose its meaning.

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              March 29, 2018 10:48 AM

              Ok, let's take a look at the primary issue stated in your article:

              As seen in the clip above and noted by LordBalvin, he ad-libbed the n-word through a part of the song it seems he forgot the lyrics for. A quick search of Logic's "44 More" will confirm the same.

              Ok, so he threw in the word that is used in tons of rap. We all hear it like hundred times if we listen to a rap record. But he's white and as in the American culture we've decided that it's not cool for white people to drop this word in this sort of context because they don't have the same background. Fair enough.

              But in the end, it was just an uncool thing for him to do, that's it. How many times have you written articles about other twitch streamers doing uncool things?

              You haven't convinced anybody it's more of a serious transgression than that. So it seems like you were just ready to take down another Twitch streamer without really considering the seriousness of the transgression that occured.

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          April 2, 2018 4:27 PM

          Do you?

          Are you going to stop giving money to racist rapper sperpetuating this vile culture?
          Not all blacks are n-word-using gangstas, dude.

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        March 29, 2018 10:53 AM

        indeed many of us successfully navigate our days without using racist slurs inadvertently on camera

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        March 29, 2018 11:02 AM

        Is it so hard for you not to say that word? do you think about it all the time or something?

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      March 29, 2018 10:33 AM

      If it counts for anything, I couldn't understand a goddamn word he was saying.

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