Who is Dr Disrespect? Was the streamer permanently banned on Twitch for using N-word and sexual assault?
Many suspect the influencer's infamous temperament to be the cause of the ban while others speculate that it was the use of the N-word, tax invasion or sexual assault
Celebrity streamer Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm has been banned from Twitch after the streaming site offered a statement regarding its terms of service. "As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community," their official statement read.
This is Beahm’s second ban, and if reports are to be believed, sources say this could be a permanent ban, according to esports insider Rod Breslau. While the reason for his ban is unclear, his first ban came in 2019 as he was recording inside a bathroom while attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California and violated Twitch's privacy rules and privacy laws in the California Penal Code.
While the news has left many shocked, several Twitter users are confused about his identity. "Dr Disrespect. I have never even heard about him, but somehow I can totally see someone with that moniker getting canned," one said and another posted, "Who is Dr Disrespect and what happened to him??" One went on to say: "Dr Disrespect has officially been removed from the http://loaded.gg influencer list. His discord server has also lost partnership status as well."
Wondering who is Dr Disrespect? Here's all you need to know about him. Born on March 10, 1982, as Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV, Dr Disrespect, is a popular internet personality and Twitch streamer with more than four million followers on the platform. Famous for playing battle royale video games, such as H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Black Ops 4: Blackout and Apex Legends, his streams are a fan-favorites.
With an estimated net worth of about $3.5 million, he is better known as an entertainer in the streaming industry instead of a "professional gamer". In the past, Twitch came under fire for not punishing streamers for violating the code of conduct and recently, it sent out a long statement on their "investigations into the recent allegations of sexual abuse and harassment." They said, "We are reviewing each case that has come to light as quickly as possible while ensuring appropriate due diligence as we assess these serious allegations."
There is no confirmation on whether the action taken against Dr Disrespect lies in the same category as those string of bans, but it would be among one of the biggest disciplinary actions the company has taken. People are wondering why the action was taken on Twitter. "Don't know what Dr Disrespect did but based on this article he may have stepped in it big time. And like every other company and social media, he may have been #cancelled," one said.
Another wrote, "RIP Dr Disrespect's Twitch career. Hashtag another one bites the dust. You think he goes to Youtube now then? it's the logical choice isn't it?" While many suspect the influencer's infamous temperament to be the cause of the ban, another posted, "I’ve heard multiple things about Dr Disrespect: supposedly the rumors are either use of N word, Tax Evasion, sexual assault."
"So I'm getting notifications about Shane Dawson talking to his cousin which it was a female and people were saying that he was talking some mature stuff to his cousin then we have some cancel culture going on and Dr Disrespect permanently banned from Twitch," one said and another posted, "I wonder if Dr Disrespect got perma banned cos they're no longer in need of his contract since mixer has shut down." Only time will tell what the real reason is, and until then we can only wait.