Twitch streamer and professional gamer Ninja rarely hits the headlines for his good behaviour, but it looks like the controversial Fortnite pro might be changing his ways.
It’s being reported that Tyler Blevins, best known as Ninja, is being incredibly respectful to his Muslim fans – by turning off his camera while eating during his livestreams.
Video you'll love from around the web
Kotaku reports that, during a recent stream which happened to be live on the first day of Ramadan, Ninja was quick to act when a viewer said in the chat: “Bruh. I’m fasting.”
In response to this chat message (and many others), Ninja immediately cut his camera feed, meaning viewers could watch his Fortnite gameplay without having to watch him eat.
“Sorry to the people who are doing Ramadan,” he said. “I’ll make sure to hide my screen when I eat for the rest of Ramadan.”
Ramadan, which started on May 6, is a Muslim holiday celebrated across the world. The month-long event sees participants take part in a daily fast from sunrise to sunset.
This year, Ramadan runs from May 6 to June 3. If you’re going hungry for that long, the last thing you need is Ninja eating right in the corner of your screen. However, the streamer definitely seems to understand – and respect – both the Muslim holiday and his Muslim viewers.
At last count, Ninja is still continuing to turn off his face cam whenever he eats (which can be frequently, as streams can go on for hours and hours).
I don’t know about you, but Ninja just went up in my estimations…
Social media is awash with praise for the streamer, with thousands recognising his efforts.
Indie game top dog Rami Ismail also tweeted his support of the gesture, branding it as “incredibly kind.”
Good job, Ninja! Way to respect your community!
Featured Image Credit: ESPN