Dr Disrespect banned from Twitch for ‘violating guidelines’
Dr Disrespect has been banned from Twitch for ‘violating community guidelines’ – three months after signing a multi-year contract with them.
The 38-year-old – real name Herschel ‘Guy’ Beahm – is one of the biggest names in live-streaming, and racked up 4.5million followers on the platform.
However, his profile has now been taken down from the site – with a message instead saying: ‘Sorry. Unless you’ve got a time machine, that content is unavailable.’
In a statement provided to Engadget, bosses said: ‘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.’
It is unclear what Dr Disrespect’s ban is as a result of, or how long it is for.
This is not the first time the streamer has been taken off Twitch, as he served a two-week ban in 2019.
Last July, he filmed a livestream for fans from the toilet at E3, which included footage of other people also using the facilities – which saw his profile suspended.
According to the platform’s guidelines, it’s against the rules to record someone without their consent or to do anything that could be construed as ‘stalking or violating someone’s established personal boundaries’.
Dr Disrespect’s ban comes shortly after he penned a multi-year contract extension to stay streaming with the brand.
‘Twitch is where I built the Champions Club empire and keep entertaining the hundreds of millions of fans looking for me to dominate competition,’ he said at the time.
‘Twitch is my home and I have made plans to stick around for a while.’
It has yet to be announced exactly how long he will be ‘sticking around’ for, but seeing as he makes around £1million a year just from streaming, we’re guessing it will be a long time.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Twitch for a comment.
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