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Ninja apologises for using racial slur during Fortnite livestream

Ninja apologises for using racial slur during Fortnite livestream

Twitch and Fortnite star Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins has apologised for twice using the n-word during a livestream.

In a clip shared online, Ninja is heard ad-libbing the slur twice when singing to Logic track ‘44 More’ - despite the word not being present in the original lyrics. The term was not used to directly insult another player.

"Fumbled the lyrics"

Ninja claimed that he was not trying to say the word at all, but fumbled the lyrics and got tongue tied "in the worst possible way".

He said he was “confident that most of this is a misunderstanding” but recognised it was his responsibility to ensure this kind of controversy didn’t happen in the first place.

“I apologise for offending anyone and appreciate you all rocking with me,” he said.

 

 

 


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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