In a tweet posted earlier today (via Dexerto), Dr Disrespect said that he unfollowed YouTube Gaming on Twitter because “they don’t support us one bit. Why would I support them?”
“Such a phony industry I’m in,” added the streamer.
I had to unfollow @YouTubeGaming.
They don’t support us one bit. Why would I support them?
Such a phony industry I’m in.
— Dr Disrespect (@DrDisrespect) May 3, 2022
It’s unclear if “us” refers to fellow content creators or Dr Disrespect’s own fanbase, as in the past he has clashed with YouTube Gaming over the way he feels he’s been treated.
Back in March, Dr Disrespect expressed frustration over YouTube Gaming’s reluctance to mention his presence on the site, and alleged that he “put YouTube Gaming streaming on the map.”
As it stands, YouTube Gaming has recently become a popular platform for bigger streamers to sign exclusivity deals with. However, last year Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins claimed that he doesn’t “even look at YouTube as a competitor” to rival streaming platform Twitch.
Over the last few years, Dr Disrespect has also been involved in a legal dispute with Twitch.
After being mysteriously banned from the site in mid-2020, the streamer became embroiled in legal action with Twitch in 2021, which was resolved in March 2022.
While the lawsuit did not reveal to fans why he was banned, Dr Disrespect said that “no party admits to any wrongdoing” and added that he would not be returning to Twitch.
However, it seems like the streamer’s content is still not welcome on the site – as in March, a chess grandmaster was banned from Twitch for streaming a Dr Disrespect match.
Nowadays, Dr Disrespect is involved with other projects outside of streaming. Disrespect recently shared that he is working on a full album, and after a studio he co-founded announced that it would be selling NFTs, the streamer waded in to defend the decision.