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Dr Disrespect opens up about Twitch ban: “It was the worst feeling”

Dr Disrespect has spoken out about his ban from Twitch, claiming he’s still in the dark over the exact reason for his removal.
Dr Disrespect opens up about Twitch ban: “It was the worst feeling”
Dr Disrespect, real name Herschel Beahm IV, has opened up about the circumstances around his Twitch ban, describing it as the “worst feeling”. 

The streamer’s ban, which is believed to be permanent, has been the subject of much online debate since it happened last month - with theories abound over the reasons behind his sudden removal. 

It’s especially confusing considering Dr Disrespect claims he doesn’t know the reason why either, despite being one of the platform’s biggest stars with 4.4 million followers. 

Dr Disrespect has since spoken about his Twitch ban in an interview with The Washington Post, reiterating how he still hasn’t been given an answer from the streaming platform. 

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Dr Disrespect has opened up about his Twitch ban (Picture: Twitch) 


“Honestly, we just don’t know,” Dr Disrespect said. “It was a total shock. Imagine showing up to work and the doors are closed and you can’t get inside. 

“You’re going, ‘What’s going on?’ And you’ve been told you’ve been fired. But you haven’t been told the reason why. We just weren’t given an answer. … It was the worst feeling.”

The streamer also declined to address any theories around his ban, saying he’s not interested in “engaging crazy speculation”.

While he doesn’t give anything away on his next moves, after rumours circulated he’d signed a deal with YouTube, Dr Disrespect teased: “We’re putting together a nice little game plan. I’m really excited to take things to the next level.”

Prior to this interview, Dr Disrespect has only addressed the ban on Twitter, stating: “Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision…

“Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.”

He isn't the only high profile streamer back in flux, with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “Shroud’ Grzesiek both free agents after Microsoft’s Mixer shut down.