From streamers getting banned to YouTubers calling each other out, Fortnite has always been engulfed by controversies.
Recently, popular Fortnite streamer and Youtuber Ninja was called a ‘hypocrite’ for allegedly getting paid for a ‘charity’ stream. The whole controversy began when another streamer ‘xQc’ went on a rant about how popular streamers actually charge NGOs and fundraisers for organizing ‘charity streams’.
Soon, as the topic gained traction, the Fortnite community starting looked into other streamers who might possibly have been ‘paid’ to organize a charity stream. This led to many believing that DrLupo could be among them, due to him often doing ‘fund raiser’ streams for St.Jude.
Lupo was quick to step in and clarify that he has never accepted any monetary compensation for his Fortnite streams associated with St.Jude, or other charities.
Fortnite furor: Jessica Blevins gets called out for backing DrLupo
Shortly after Lupo’s initial tweet, Jessica Blevins – Fortnite pro Ninja’s wife and manager backed his statement, while directly calling out xQc for ‘trash talking’ without evidence to back his claims up. Jessica also mentions that streamers have to specify if a stream is paid or not, as per the FTC rules.
However, other streamers quickly came out to back xQc, asserting there have been multiple instances where streamers have been ‘paid’ to promote charities.
The tweet that started it all
Jessica’s initial tweet started a series of argument, which at one point went out of control. This was when xQc referred to Jessica as ‘sweetie’ – which, to say the least, wasn’t taken well; while also hinting that, Ninja couldn’t possibly have amassed all his wealth without breaking a rule or two. (Getting paid to promote charity, to be specific)
This led to the narrative taken an entirely different route, with Jessica calling Xqc out for being ‘sexist’, and hating on her for success the couple worked hard to achieve.