Dr Disrespect had some harsh words for viewers who don’t subscribe to his Twitch channel and use software that blocks advertisements.
During a March 4 broadcast, the Two-Time started hyping up his platform and urged each of his viewers to subscribe to the Champions Club - his unique term for becoming a Twitch subscriber.
“Gentlemen, get your VIP seats," he exclaimed. "I’m talking feet on the floor, everyone gets a front-row ticket when you join the Champions Club whether you’re Amazon Primed out of your mind, tier one, tier two, tier three. I don’t need to get into the details.”
The former Blockbuster Video Game Champion then issued a warning for anyone who watches his stream while using an adblocker.
“If you’re not subscribing and you’re watching me for free and you have adblocker, get the f**k out of here!” Doc screamed while motioning with his hands for people to leave.
While subscribing to a streamer will remove ads, it’s not the only way users avoid commercials. Many internet browsers have third-party add-ons that can prevent commercials from showing up on websites, even during YouTube videos and Twitch streams.
After a brief pause, Doc continued to blast the leechers while standing outside of the arena. “I don't do nothing for free. Not when HBO is charging $15 extra a month on top of the $190 cable bill that I’m already getting.”
Although Doc was only joking with his HBO comments, he has a reputation of keeping up to date with pop culture such as when he called the Best Picture Oscar-winning South Korean film Parasite “corny” with a terrible ending.
“Why? I have no idea,” Doc further joked at HBO’s expense. “Game of Thrones is done. Think about it.”
I give Parasite a 6.3/10.
Decent acting. Good cinematography.
But let’s all be honest with ourselves... it was corny. Ending was terrible.
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) February 10, 2020
While Dr Disrespect may not be a fan of the current HBO lineup, hopefully, the upcoming adaptation of The Last of Us can bring the violence, speed and momentum he has become accustomed to.
In either case, he's made it pretty clear that if the premium networks can charge for viewers, so can he, so those who watch his streams using an ad blocker and don't subscribe should consider themselves officially warned.