Herschel “Guy” Beahm, a boisterous video game streamer who portrays the wig-toting character Dr Disrespect, is as polarizing as his name suggests. His popularity is unquestionable. On Twitter he boasts 2 million followers, his YouTube channel has 3.1 million and his now-suspended Twitch channel also had about 3 million before it was taken offline.
And therein lies the polarization. Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform focused on gaming, has never provided a public reason for why Beahm’s account was suspended.