Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja, has announced that he will be back and streaming content on all platforms, days after announcing a break in which he suggested he was struggling with mental health issues.
Ninja announced last week that he needs a break and doesn’t know when he’ll be back. In addition, he removed his photos from social media and replaced them with one that simply says “User not found”.
Many thought Ninja was going through mental exhaustion and exhaustion, but it wasn’t a health issue, but a trick to talk about. It’s now back and will be appearing everywhere from Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and even TikTok.
Predictably, while fans applaud his quick comeback and good mental health, others criticize him for using real problems in trailers and the potential impact this can have on those who are really struggling.
Criticisms of the ninja’s behavior are emerging on social media, describing the psychological crisis he has faked as “stupid and unnecessary”, especially since many in society suffer from mental problems and use it as a marketing tool that “smears what could otherwise be”. .
Others say it’s “absolutely embarrassing to use mental health as a marketing strategy” and that “no one should ever aspire to be what a damn ninja has become.”
However, the ninja came terribly close to this. The misbehaving thing in a mental health crisis was stupid and unnecessary. There are huge mental health issues in the streaming community and using it as marketing (your brain is poor marketing) is a disgrace to an interesting scheme.
– Zach Bussey (@zachbussey) September 8, 2022
After all, no creator should ever aspire to be like a ninja as hell. Totally really embarrassing to use mental health as a marketing strategy. https://t.co/DZDqwYDnSH
– TheTacticalBrit (TheTacticalBrit) September 8, 2022
Less than a week later, it turned out that Ninja had, in fact, feigned signs of a mental health crisis as a publicity stunt for a streaming ad.
This is why this is so bad in a world where mental health issues in broadcasting are such a big problem.https://t.co/lj0ueVTr4X
—JacobWolf September 9, 2022
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