The ongoing case of the Dr Disrespect Twitch ban has become one of the strangest events to hit gaming in a while. A few weeks ago, Dr Disrespect was unceremoniously banned from the platform, permanently. Since then, players and fans have been trying to figure out what exactly caused the big streamer to be kicked off of the platform or if he’ll ever return. The Dr Disrespect Twitch situation has been pretty confusing, and it now seems that the streamer himself is just as confused about the entire thing. Or at least that’s as much as he can say about the situation.
The Dr Disrespect Twitch fallout has stayed pretty central to developments in gaming over the last few weeks. This is partially down to just how mysterious the entire thing is. A while later, and most are still none the wiser about why exactly all this has even happened. So what’s going on with Dr Disrespect’s Twitch ban and why is there is legal action underway?
Dr Disrespect Twitch Ban
Dr Disrespect was banned from Twitch in June. The streamer disappeared pretty much mid-stream, as shown in his last clip on the platform.
Until this week, this was just about the last we heard on the topic. Dr Disrespect has finally come out and cleared things up, or at least given a little bit more information.
Talking about the banning, Dr Disrespect has confirmed that he will not be returning to Twitch at any point. So fans hoping that the Dr Disrespect Twitch situation would resolve itself with enough time are out of luck. He didn’t go too far in clearing up exactly what happened though.
The streamer said that “There are things behind the scenes in terms from a legal standpoint that, you know, I can’t… I don’t want to go on social media and say the wrong thing or right thing – or whatever it is.” He also confirmed that he was considering taking legal action against the Amazon owned streaming company.
Dr Disrespect’s publisher jumped in on the same interview to insist that Dr Disrespect had no idea why he was banned. Coming from a jumpy representative rather than the streamer himself though, this seems more like a legally obligated denial rather than an honest judgment of the situation.
What Exactly Happened with the Dr Disrespect Twitch Ban?
At the moment, we don’t know for sure what happened. That hasn’t stopped people from speculating though.
One of the most persistent rumors is that Dr Disrespect was attempting to get other streamers to join him in moving to a new platform. This could be the case, and the streamer is currently playing coy to not give the game away. Mixer closing down definitely leaves some space for another name in streaming.
Another theory is that it relates to some of the things he says on stream. He wasn’t shy about discussing conspiracy theories. While mainly harmless, some of these theories have been doing actual damage in the Covid-19 pandemic by spreading disinformation about treatments. Dr Disrespect has even been positively discussing David Icke, the mind behind the ‘lizard people’ conspiracy theory/punchline.
A lot of that content is part of Dr Disrespect’s 80s-action-guy character though. That doesn’t mean that all viewers or even Twitch would have seen the segments for what they were. It is possible that Twitch has overreacted to some in-character comedy. Maybe down to the number of younger viewers that Dr Disrespect has who might not have the ability to vet these theories themselves.
The Dr Disrespect Twitch ban is a minor fascination at the moment. If he is going to be taking his talents somewhere new, all of this might have done him a great service in PR before the launch. If not, we might have to wait and see what becomes of this legal action to finally find out what happened.
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