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Dr Disrespect’s short ban divides Twitch community

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  • Dr. Disrespect truly lives up to his living legend status and hype. This crossed the line though and Twitch did the right thing to ban him. On Twitter, his camera crew apologized explaining how they weren't thinking and was just in the moment of it all and didn't realize they were breaking so many laws. I'm not sure if that's accurate but they do know how to stir up the pot so to speak and get lots of attention, that is Dr. Disrespect's persona.

    At Twitchcon, he literally makes a grand entrance

    Dr. Disrespect truly lives up to his living legend status and hype. This crossed the line though and Twitch did the right thing to ban him. On Twitter, his camera crew apologized explaining how they weren't thinking and was just in the moment of it all and didn't realize they were breaking so many laws. I'm not sure if that's accurate but they do know how to stir up the pot so to speak and get lots of attention, that is Dr. Disrespect's persona.

    At Twitchcon, he literally makes a grand entrance revving his Lambo onto the front entrance where the crowd is and comes out with his entire streaming outfit on and badass sunglasses. He's a masterclass of how to generate social media buzz and how he lives up to his "Dr. Disrespect persona" is truly stuff of legend.

    Outside of this persona, he's a father and husband to his wife (whom he cheated on and made up with his wife, it was a sad story and he was able to reconcile and I saw a very human side to him--what he did is unacceptable but realize although he is just another human like us all, the fame and stardom of celebrity status, especially his persona can lead to some bad decisions).

    I hope he learns from this and does more troll, hilarious outbursts than breaking laws. He's an entertainer and a damn good one at that.

  • As with any other form of social media, especially one that garners as many followers and for the duration of time that Twitch does, there needs to be a level of corporate and social responsibility because of the force multiplier effect and influential impact that the medium has upon society, especially the GenZ. How Twitch sets its precedents today will also have a force multiplier effect going forward.

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