Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm broke his silence regarding a mysterious Twitch ban on June 26 in an interview published Thursday with The Washington Post.
Dr Disrespect was permanently banned June 26 on Twitch, causing an uproar in the gaming and streaming community. Fans were unsure why the popular streamer was removed from the platform. Beahm first put out a statement on Twitter saying Twitch hadn't notified him of why he was removed.
Twitch issued a statement to DBLTAP on the ban saying the company followed its standard protocols regarding violations of its Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. The streaming service also issued notifications to the streamer's subscribers that they would be refunded.
Internet theories started to revolve around certain mannerisms at the end of his stream, moving to or starting a streaming platform former with Mixer streamers Michael "shroud" Grzesiek and Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and more. Still, the reason remains a mystery.
"Honestly we just don't know. 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," Beahm said to The Washington Post.
Beahm also stated that he's been dealing with stress and anxiety following the ban.
In a second interview with PCGamer, the streamer outlined what's next for the Dr Disrespect character. "We are considering taking legal action," Beahm said. "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."