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DrDisrespect gives Twitch sub firm handshakes after emotional story

Published: 17/Apr/2020 9:52 Updated: 6/May/2020 10:30

by Joe Craven


Popular Twitch streamer DrDisrespect shared a heart-warming moment with a fan during his April 16 broadcast, congratulating the viewer for the hard work they’ve put into turning their life around.

Few streamers are as revered as DrDisrespect. Known for his trademark eccentricity, passion, and moustache, the creation of Guy Beahm has sat at the top of Twitch for a number of years. It looks set to continue, with the two-time recently announcing a Twitch exclusivity deal.

One thing viewers love from the Doc is the unique way he communicates with fans. Whether its throwing hilarious shade at those using advert blockers, or roasting viewers for asking him to play a certain game, no one on the internet interacts with their fans in quite the same way.

Dr Disrespect
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Dr Disrespect is not afraid of calling out viewers.

Away from roasting his viewers, the Doc has also become known for his big heart when it comes to more serious issues. This is a characteristic he demonstrated again on April 16, when a viewer sent the Doc an inspiring message.

“‘I know you hear this a lot’,” he read. “‘But thank you. In a few weeks, I’ll be clean from drugs for four years and your stream has been with me the entire time’. Ah man that makes me feel good Lenny, you made my day right there.”

“You made my day, you really did,” The Two-Time continued. “I appreciate you man, good stuff. Keep going. Keep going baby. That’s a good read right there, I like that.”

While the Doc quickly returned to Warzone, many viewers appreciated the quaint moment between him and the subscriber.

It’s just another testament to the close relationship streamers can foster with their viewers, to the point of genuinely helping them to turn their lives around.


Dream responds to #dreamwaswrong trending on Twitter

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:53

by Theo Salaun


YouTuber and Minecraft content creator Dream has finally responded to the #dreamwaswrong trend on Twitter, using his DreamWasTaken account to assert he disavows the behavior displayed by some of his fans.

Dream and his cohorts, including known creators like Tommyinnit and GeorgeNotFound, are incredibly popular on YouTube and beyond thanks to an infinitum of Dream Team videos and the Dream SMP server.

While that level of fame means possibility for mainstream collaboration with the likes of superstar TikTok influencer Addison Rae, it also comes with downsides. Notably, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter as fans blamed Dream for encouraging his stans, some of whom are prone to producing inappropriate fan art involving minors.

As critics explain, Dream’s love for his fans supposedly equates to egging on the ways they express their fandom — thereby supporting the production of “CP.” In response, he explained: “I’ve said this before but don’t ship creators that are uncomfortable with it, and especially not minors. It’s disgusting to draw NSFW stuff about minors or anyone that hasn’t explicitly said it’s fine.”

After addressing the drama directly, by reaffirming that “NSFW stuff about minors” is distasteful, Dream continued on to explain why it’s unfair to misgeneralize his role in the production of such content.

In a follow-up tweet aimed at defending his support for his fans, the Minecraft YouTuber said, “With 16 million subscribers that’s 1 out of every 480 people IN THE WORLD that are subscribed. There’s bound to be thousands of terrible people, but there’s also bound to be millions of great ones. If you’re looking for hate or disgusting stuff, you’ll find it. Stop looking.”

As he shows, boasting 16 million subscribers on YouTube means that “out of every 480 people in the world,” at least one is a fan of Dream’s content. That is an enormous quantity of supporters, and it should not be surprising that there are “thousands of terrible people” within the millions of fans.

This sentiment appears to be echoed by his fans — as many have resurfaced earlier videos showing that the content creator has never specifically encouraged the creation of relationship fanfiction or “CP.”

It remains unclear how satisfied people are with Dream’s response, but the overall sentiment appears to be positive. While it feels unreasonable to expect a creator to be wholly responsible for the actions of their audience, this incident does provide a cautionary tale.

Considering this “disgusting” group of Dream’s stans, the prevailing community critique remains: If you are an influencer, you have some obligation to directly and quickly curtail negative behavior by those you influence.