Twitch prohibits Dr. Disrespect – Polygon

Twitch banned popular transmitter Dr. Disrespect, also known as Guy Beahm, on Friday. The disciplinary action is notable not only for the popularity of the transmitter (Dr. Disrespect’s Twitch channel has more than 4 million followers), but also for Beahm’s exclusive agreement with the streaming platform.

The reason for Dr. Disrespect’s ban is unclear. Reached for comment, a Twitch representative did not specify what led to disciplinary action or clarify the duration of the ban, instead offering the following statement:

As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a transmitter has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers, regardless of status or importance in the community.

Beahm has not publicly addressed her ban on her Dr Disrespect Twitter account or YouTube channel, where she has 1.5 million and 1.6 million followers, respectively.

The Beahm channel was previously banned in 2019, when the transmitter entered a bathroom at the Los Angeles Convention Center, which housed E3, and broadcast video footage of the incident to Twitch. The timing of Dr. Disrespect’s second ban comes amid a series of high-profile bans on streamers accused of sexual harassment and abuse, though there’s no evidence to suggest that Beahm’s ban is related to the recent Twitch crackdown. .