Fans of Dr. Disrespect, a well-known Twitch streamer, have noticed that his account on the streaming platform has vanished, with many saying the Amazon-owned company might have banned him.
Days After Twitch Banned Streamers Due to Controversy
Interestingly, his disappearance from Twitch came just a few days after the platform has decided to break their silence about the allegations on tons of streamers and content creators on the site about sexual harassment and abuse.
According to a recent report by Tech Times, dozens of people, mainly women, have come out on social media to share their experiences with Twitch and people in the gaming community in general.
The company has started banning streamers and is reportedly issuing permanent suspensions after they investigate the cases.
Now, is Dr. Disrespect banned from the platform for the same reasons?
No Confirmation From Twitch
In a report by The Verge, the company hasn't yet confirmed whether they did ban Dr. Disrespect or whether he is permanently banned as well as the reason behind the decision.
Dr. Disrespect, whose real name is Herschel "Guy" Beahm, has recently signed an exclusive two-year contract with Twitch for a "life-changing" amount of money, which was undisclosed, and has also made a deal with a particular production company that will create an animated TV series based on his online persona.
For those who don't know, Beahm, aka Dr. Disrespect, became famous in Twitch and all across the internet for his exaggerated persona who takes gaming rather seriously.
According to the news outlet, the personality is on the list of the top 10 most followed channels in Twitch along with well-known streamers, with several of them moving on from the platform and no longer using it, including Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.
However, it doesn't seem like Dr. Disrespect was among the personalities who allegedly used their status to harass and abuse others, but he is indeed one controversial streamer.
Back in 2018, Beahm was under fire after allegedly performing racist caricatures while he was streaming.
There was also the controversy last year when he streamed from the men's bathroom during E3, to which he was temporarily banned.
Dr. Disrespect Has Reportedly Violated Twitch's Terms
This time, however, people are unsure what was Dr. Disrespect's violation, but in an email to the news outlet, Twitch did say that he has violated the community guidelines of the platform or their terms of service.
Nevertheless, they did not state which one.
"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," a Twitch spokesperson said.
Some have been speculating that the ban of one of Twitch's most famous personalities does not involve the allegations of harassment and abuse, but instead, it might be due to a DMCA takedown, according to GameSpot.
Earlier this month, Twitch has received an influx of copyright claims from past clips.
A source has even told the gaming website that Dr. Disrespect's ban is permanent, but until Twitch or Beahm has officially announced it, take it with a pinch of salt.