There are such things as manners, but some people are oblivious to them. One of the most popular channels on the video game streaming platform, Twitch, has been suspended (for how long we don’t know) for using a public bathroom, multiple times, while livestreaming at E3.
On June 11th, Herschel “Guy” Beahm, who is known by the handle “Dr Disrespect”, has indeed disrespected those watching the channel not to mention Twitch itself. Twitch, owned by Amazon, suspended Dr Disrespect shortly after the footage was broadcast. He has more than 3 million followers and has one of the most popular channels on the platform. The channel had roughly 60,000 thousand viewers as he made the rounds at E3, and Reddit users report that Dr Disrespect visited the restroom four times at four different restrooms during the livestream which took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
As Dr Disrespect uses the restroom he doesn’t interact with other people, however he speaks directly to the camera. Although no one else innocently doing their business were on camera, filming from a public restroom would seem to violate Twitch’s harassment policy.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I gotta take a diarrhea, I’ll be right back,” Dr Disrespect said in one clip before stepping into the stall.
Kotaku reports that Dr Disrespect’s E3 badge has also been revoked, so he will no longer be attending this year’s conference. Neither Twitch nor Dr Disrespect have responded to requests for comment.