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Dr Disrespect blasts mobile gamers once again during E3 IRL stream

Published: 11/Jun/2019 21:59

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Twitch star Dr Disrespect is well-known for his outbursts, and his latest blast was once again directed towards mobile gamers during his E3 2019 IRL livestream.

There’s always been a layer of controversy towards people who play mobile games, with some people thinking that mobile players aren’t real gamers and don’t deserve to be regarded as such.

Popular personality Dr Disrespect has been very vocal in the last few days regarding his stance on mobile players, stating that he doesn’t agree with mobile players being classed as gamers – his latest rant coming just a few days after he made a tweet, claiming that “Mobile gamers aren’t real gamers.”

What did he say?

During his first ever IRL livestream at E3 on June 11, Doc took the opportunity to blast both mobile gamers and Nintendo fans at once while walking past the Nintendo’s dedicated area. 

“I feel like Nintendo people blend in with mobile gamers, right? Let’s blend in,” he said, before mocking fans by holding his phone sideways and pretending to be a mobile player. “It’s Nintendo! Nintendo!” he continued, dancing wildly in front of the company’s booth.

The Two-Time then started to walk off, continuing his rant into the camera. “Mobile gamers ain’t real gamers! You sit at the desk, you line up your 26-inch LCD screens. You line up your multiple computers worth four to five grand a piece, you line up your peripherals – Razer preferred. You line up your headset, Turtle Beach. And you’re telling me, as a mobile gamer, that you’re the real deal?”

He didn’t stop there…

Later on in the stream, Doc took the time to rip into mobile gamers once again – this time, in one of the areas outside the convention hall. Upon walking by a food stand with a bunch of people on their phones, he said, “I’m starting to get pissed off right here, right. There’s a whole bunch of mobile gamers in here that are pissed off at me.”

“Mobile gamers aren’t real gamers, but I gotta get this conversation going,” he said to his E3 bodyguard ‘Dan the Body’ as he continued his rant. “No, they are not,” Dan replied. “Like, just hit the button in your bed, sleeping with your thumb.”

“Yeah, like this!” Doc demonstrates with his phone held sideways again, as the pair continued to mock mobile game players. “Your thumb in your mouth, wrapped around a stuffed animal, just hitting the button to see how many points you can acquire,” his bodyguard persisted.

No doubt he will annoy a lot of people with those statements, but they don’t call him Dr ‘Disrespect’ for nothing. You can catch his first ever IRL stream over on his official Twitch channel.

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FBE founders Benny & Rafi Fine called out by staff for “toxic workplace”

Published: 16/Jan/2021 19:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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Benny and Rafi Fine, the two creators behind the FBE (Fine Brothers entertainment) brand have come back into the spotlight today a year after they stepped back from FBE after former employees publicly accused them of racism and a “toxic” working environment.

In an investigative article by Insider, 26 former employees spoke out about their experiences working for FBE. The company’s former head of casting, Steve Caustey, revealed that the Fine brothers used a three-tier system to rank their “reactors”, and demanded that at least 33% of the people in their “react” videos involved people in the top tier before an episode could be made.

Causey told Insider that there were “more white people at the top” of the tier, which meant that episodes ended up being predominately white.

He said in an interview with them: “It was noticeable, but I don’t think it was intentional. I feel like it might’ve started as unconscious bias, but after a time enough people brought it up that it should have been addressed.”

A former researcher told Insider that FBE staff “profit from the idea that they’re diverse without valuing it authentically. They try to capitalize and commercialize on it as much as they can.”

FBE’s lawyers said to Insider that race wasn’t a factor in decisions such as tiers and video thumbnails, with a spokesperson adding that the Fine brothers “have always endeavored to feature a majority of underrepresented voices in FBE’s content.”

What happened with FBE last year?

In June 2020, a video resurfaced of a comedy sketch Benny Fine did with fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson, wherein Benny was wearing blackface. The footage went viral and led to the two founders receiving extreme backlash.

High profile members of their ‘React’ series, such as Kennedy Zimet, made the decision to leave the channel after the footage went viral, with Zimet saying in a statement shared to Twitter that they felt “blindsided and flat out used, especially since they have not owned up to their actions by apologizing publicly or to their black cast members.”

This led to Mark Plier, who claimed to be a former producer for FBE, to claim on Twitter that the Fine brothers “wanted to benefit from the “diversity” but not benefit diversity”, alleging that YouTube video thumbnails with more than one BAME person were frequently turned down by the pair.

He also claimed that they “would frequently ask for the person of color to be on the right of the thumbnail and not the left, our only conclusion as to why that would be is the left person is the first one you’d see and thus the first impression.”

In further Tweets, Plier alleged that “the culture was so entrenched and they were so unwilling to hear our demands for changes that employee turnover became larger than the company’s actual size in just the 3 years I was there.”

The brothers released a statement apologizing for their “terrible errors of judgment” and ultimately decided to take a step back from the FBE company following the backlash.