During his February 13 broadcast, Twitch star Dr Disrespect hit out at influencers for jumping on the TikTok bandwagon. The streamer also shared his thoughts why so many personalities are flocking to the platform.
Dr Disrespect is one of the top streamers on Twitch. He has a massive following that tunes in to his broadcasts to see his bombastic 80s persona, and eye-popping movie level quality production.
However, the Two-Time Champion is not a big fan of the TikTok trend, calling it “s**t” content in an epic rant. He also shared his theory on why this is happening, and warns it might backfire on certain brands.
Dr Disrespect hits out at TikTok content
The streamer just started his broadcast when he took shots at TikTok, a short video hosting site. “Also get Tik-Tok the f**k off my Twitter feed!” he exclaimed. He then launched into a rant about the trending platform.
“Holy s**t, I think TikTok is going to be the end of some brands, man, I’m telling you right now. Actually, you know what? Please do more TikTok. Please do more. It’s great to really show some of the creative talent that lives out there, man” Doc said mockingly.
This isn’t the first time the Twitch star has called out the video platform. On February 12, he complained about seeing videos on his social media feeds.
“I have a simple request…Get Tik Tok off my twitter feed,” he tweeted.
I have a simple request….
Get Tik Tok off my twitter feed.
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) February 13, 2020
Later on in the stream, he circled back to the subject again and explained why so many influencers are making TikTok videos. “It’s easy viewership. It has nothing to do with quality of content. F**k, it’s terrible content, let’s just be real. It’s so, ugh, it makes me grind my teeth!”
Doc then elaborated and shared his theory on its popularity with his peers. “It brings in numbers, data that can be evaluated from companies that want to get involved in sponsorships. So now you are seeing this whole fake distribution of content because they are trying to hit certain numbers,” he said.
“I’m not a supporter of putting out s**t content just because. There is agencies out there, that really encourage their influences to do these type of things. They don’t recognize how some of these things can actually impact brands in a negative way,” he finished. “Particularly influencers and their brands. I feel like they pressure them just a little bit. And it’s just f**king pathetic!”
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There is no denying there has been a sudden influx of streamers and personalities making videos and sharing them with their fans. Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, for example, have been experimenting with the format on social media.
— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) February 7, 2020
Tag the friend you would CRUSH in Fortnite ? pic.twitter.com/YIDx2bQM0q
— Ninja (@Ninja) February 8, 2020
Whether you agree with Doc or not, the man has navigated the business trends before and come out on top. In 2019, he announced that he signed a TV deal with The Walking Dead creators to make a show about his character.
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Dr Disrespect also continues to be one of the most watched channels on Twitch, and as of the time of writing, has over 4 million followers.