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Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:09:56 PM »
Not worth starting a new thread for but watching Zafarcakes stream yesterday I saw in the comments that it looks like Dr Disrespect may be about to be cancelled. Banned from Twitch for something apparently 'very serious'. Never watched him myself.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/06/27/why-was-dr-disrespect-banned-on-twitch-everything-known-so-far/#734fee302a16

Oh dear.

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 11:26:53 PM »
I like his moustache.

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 11:27:01 PM »
Not worth starting a new thread for but watching Zafarcakes stream yesterday I saw in the comments that it looks like Dr Disrespect may be about to be cancelled. Banned from Twitch for something apparently 'very serious'. Never watched him myself.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/06/27/why-was-dr-disrespect-banned-on-twitch-everything-known-so-far/#734fee302a16

Oh dear.

zafarcakes is great isn't he? thanks to the lads in the limmy thread for mentionning him.

anyway never heard of this guy but he sounds like a wrong 'un

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 11:34:21 PM »
Dipping my toes into the Twitter discussions on this was like peeking behind a curtain I'm very glad to be on the other side of. Just hundreds and hundreds of comments of people vehemently defending their viewpoint on whether he should have been banned, even though Twitch hadn't actually said what he was banned for. Just everyone arguing the positions they knew they were gonna hold anyway.

Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 11:50:55 PM »
Never really got why people watch people play computer games. Surely he can just log back in as a different user name?

Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 12:08:33 AM »
Never really got why people watch people play computer games. Surely he can just log back in as a different user name?

Same, reminds me of being at friends’ houses and taking turns playing spyro or whatever, until inevitably the pass the controller when you die rule stops applying to them. But at least that was a real relationship and not parasocial. Anyway, only other time I’ve heard about this guy is when he streamed from inside a public toilet. Think he got banned from something then too, glad to see it stuck.

Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2020, 12:25:43 AM »
People watch him because he's basically a comedy character and they find him entertaining. Regardless of what he's supposed to have done, maybe we could avoid having the same old tired boomer conversation about streaming for the 17th time on here.

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2020, 12:33:16 AM »
It's also interesting to watch playthroughs of games you doubt you'll ever get to play yourself. For example, I watched a lengthy Last Of Us playthrough (without commentary), as I don't own a Playstation to play it myself

Some I watch more for comedic value, like when Two Best Friends and Limmy do them

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 12:45:55 AM »
People watch him because he's basically a comedy character and they find him entertaining. Regardless of what he's supposed to have done, maybe we could avoid having the same old tired boomer conversation about streaming for the 17th time on here.

Yeah I totally get why people enjoy it. I don't bother much myself though, beyond watching GiggleAutumn sometimes - glad to see she's moved to Twitch now with Mixer going down the shiter. Astonishingly good Caustic main, I study her streams and clips for tips and general inspiration. And I do mean study.

Seen some DrDisrepect before; a very interesting stream where he was going through all the CoD: Advanced Warfare maps he'd helped design. Sounds like he's done some proper bad shit though, very intrigued by this story for sure.

Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2020, 12:52:09 AM »
I think the main worry is the parasocial element of it. I noticed a while back, as far back as like my late teens, that I only really did podcasts or youtube gaming channels was because the co hosts were good friends and you felt a part of that friendship, due to a lack of friendship in my real life.

I didn't think that was healthy then, I don't think its healthy now.

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2020, 01:11:34 AM »
I only learned about his existence via this story but it has been fascinating reading people's theories and in particular watching this video of his final stream, which ended with him saying "FUCK!" and disappearing suddenly after a few minutes of what anybody who regularly dissociates will recognise as dissociation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGww9fTRmqk

Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2020, 01:32:55 AM »
I only learned about his existence via this story but it has been fascinating reading people's theories and in particular watching this video of his final stream, which ended with him saying "FUCK!" and disappearing suddenly after a few minutes of what anybody who regularly dissociates will recognise as dissociation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGww9fTRmqk

I've not watched him for a while, but I'm familiar enough with him to know that he's behaving atypically in that clip. He looks incredibly tense, like he's holding back emotions with great difficulty. Very odd. The shouting ("WAKE UP!") and pretending his wife is holding a knife is part of the schtick, but the other stuff and his general demeanour, not so much.

That he was talking about David Icke of all people is going to keep the conspiracy theorists going for ages.

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2020, 01:38:09 AM »
1:55 for him pulling out his phone. Saw the 30 second clip in the OP, amazing to see the rest.

Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2020, 01:54:14 AM »
The donator who had his name read out (DangerCop) has clarified that he just sent Doc an 8-bit graphic (see link). DangerCop also claimed to have received a generic-sounding message from Doc's wife on instagram that said, "Thank you so much for your concern, we are fine and really appreciate your concern, we hope you and your loved ones are all doing well".

Obviously I know as much as anyone else (which is nothing) but I'm not sure his wife would be sticking by him if it was some cancellation-type thing. The idea that Twitch decided he broke contract with them, maybe by trying to set up a Twitch alternative with Ninja and Shroud is plausible, but Doc has been quite vocally critical of Mixer. Possibly this has something to do with the COVID conspiracies (including 5G bullshit) that Doc was sharing earlier this month. If that was the case though, I don't know why Twitch wouldn't share their reasons.

Twitch being silent on this makes it seem like a legal thing, which gives credence to the breach-of-contract theory. Perhaps his vocal loyalty to Twitch was just a smokescreen. I guess we'll find out on Monday.

Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2020, 02:35:31 PM »
Update:

Quote from: @drdisrespect
Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision... Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.

(link)

If this is true, then it's very odd.

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2020, 03:53:01 PM »
If this is true, then it's very odd.

Maybe it's a mistake and they meant to ban Professor Scorn instead?

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2020, 04:01:47 PM »


Intriguing if true. Business is business, but sounds like he's a two-faced leeching Judas cunt who has to trade on the hard work and reputation of others.

Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2020, 04:41:14 PM »
Yeah I linked to that screenshot above. Don't really understand your comment though. He's famous in his own right. And a Judas? Against who? Twitch? Who gives a shit.

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2020, 05:14:32 PM »
Yeah breaking contract is a bad idea on a personal level because he might get sued to fuck, but "Judas"? It's not healthy to view Amazon subsidiaries (or any corporate entity) as something worthy of loyalty or respect - all they give a fuck about is $$$$$.

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2020, 05:20:25 PM »
He's fucking over Twitch?

Noooooooo...not twitch!

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Re: Dr Disrespect #cancelled [split topic]
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2020, 08:48:04 PM »
Twitch of the death nerve

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