Twitch streamer Cahlaflour took a jab at Tyler “Ninja” Blevins on Twitter for not showing up to accept his Shorty Award. But it turns out Ninja didn’t even know it was happening.
Both Cahlaflour and Ninja were nominated for the Twitch Streamer of the Year award, but unlike Cahlaflour, Ninja didn’t show up at the award show.
“If I ever get to the level of creator where I don’t even care if I’ve won an award… shoot me,” Cahlaflour said on Twitter. She confirmed that she was talking about Ninja in a follow-up tweet with a letter in which she criticized him for not attending.
Cahlaflour’s main issue was that the award didn’t seem important to him. He didn’t, for instance, make a video acceptance speech in lieu of a personal appearance. “I’m disappointed that he didn’t acknowledge the award on social media because it was such a big deal for so many of us that there were there,” Cahlaflour said on Twitter.
Ninja hasn’t responded himself, but his wife Jessica “JGhosty” Blevins did. As his business manager, she clarified that they didn’t even know about the award.
“Literally had no clue he was up for one let alone won until your tweet,” Blevins said on Twitter. “Your frustration is with the show handlers. Not Tyler.”
Cahlaflour followed-up one more time with an apology on Twitter after Blevin’s response. The two reached out privately regarding the whole situation and resolved it peacefully.
“There’s no bad blood or anything,” Cahlaflour said. “Simply put it was a misunderstanding and he had no idea he was even up for the award.”