Since the mysterious banning of personality streamer DrDisrespect, watchers have waited patiently for more details about the reason behind the ban. In an interview with PC Gamer, DrDisrespect talks about his reaction to being banned, the speculation, and whats next for The Doc.
While we don’t get a whole lot of information about the reasoning behind ban, we do get a closer look into the peculiar situation from DrDisrespect’s perspective. And it seems that more questions still are left unanswered from Twitch’s point of view. Will we ever get a clear reason as to why one of the most popular streamers was banned from Twitch?
Below we have some important takeaway’s from the interview. To read more, be sure to check out their full interview with DrDisrespect.
Why the silence?
Q: I’m sure you can appreciate that there’s been a lot of concern and worry over the past few weeks. Why didn’t you give people an update, just to say ‘hi,’ even if you had nothing really concrete to say?
Well, to be honest—okay, so we got the news, you know, it was just… it was completely… it was a total shock. Imagine just going to work one day and the door is closed and you can’t get inside and you’ve been told that you were fired, and you weren’t given a reason why, you know? And so, for me, it was just an initial shock. The way I discovered it, too, I was on a buddy’s stream, and some of the features started turning off while I was just in the chat and everything, and then all of a sudden social media was blowing up. I got on the call with my team, and after one quick email, it was all over. At that particular moment, it was more of just kind of shocked, like, what just happened, you know? And both my wife and I are just like, what’s going on?
Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision… Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) June 28, 2020
Why was DrDisrespect banned?
Q: And Twitch has just cut off contact with you? They’ve never provided you a reason for the ban?
Q: That seems crazy to me. To ban one of its most famous, popular streamers and then to not even tell them what they did wrong?
Yeah, that’s the kind of the mind blowing thing about all of this. Obviously, for legal counsel, I have to be careful here. But I can say however, that I will not be returning to Twitch, so, I mean, that’s it.
What’s with the conspiracy talk?
Q: But first, you did recently ruffle a few feathers after sharing a video during a stream of Dr. Thomas Cowen, and he was talking about some coronavirus theories. You’ve been open recently and sharing some of your own thoughts about coronavirus and even relating it to things like 5G networks. Even on your last stream, you were talking about David Ike and his documentary. I’m curious, in bringing up those thoughts—and I think it’s okay to call them controversial—did that ever result in Twitch saying anything to you or warning you?
So you don’t think that might be the cause?
I don’t think so. In fact, I—
[DrDisrespect]’s publicist: We’re getting really close to dangerous territory here. So, you know, Doc, we don’t know why Twitch banned him, and there is no formal warnings or reprimand on record. That’s all legal is going to let him say.
What’s next for The Doc?
Q: Let’s talk about this reboot. What can you tell me about what you’re looking to do right now?
Ah, man, you’re going to have to tune in to find out. That’s part of the fun. I think that’s one of Doc’s things is doing these cool projects and the big surprise elements that are involved. Whether it’s directly through the stream or a combination of social media and the stream but, fans should expect Doc 3.0. We’re launching new cinematics focused on pushing the envelope, just like I’ve tried to since I’ve started streaming and that’s the focus.
Q: I can see why it would be exciting, especially for your fans, because there have been these controversies that you’ve gone through, and they’ve always seemed to lead to a big evolution of who Dr Disrespect is. You keep saying 3.0. Is this going to feel like a new and reimagined Dr Disrespect?
I don’t want to go into the details of what that means. But when you start to look at potential projects outside of the streaming space, and then you combine those with the character in the streaming space, I think you’re gonna see his universe open up a lot bigger. And that’s probably the best way I could describe it.
Still many unanswered questions.
This interview gives us clarity on the situation, that’s for sure. But there’s still a lot that we don’t know. Why was DrDisrespect banned? Will we ever know? Is The Doc cancelled? Where is he streaming next? Is he going to sue Twitch? All of these questions and more still have been left unanswered. And its not clear if we will get a response from Twitch.
One thing is for sure, the whole story surrounding DrDisrespect and him being banned is mysterious but super interesting. We will definitely be following the story wherever it goes. Until then, let us know why you think Twitch banned DrDisrespect. Post a comment below or visit us on Facebook and join the conversation.