PewDiePie is well-known for giving his opinions on questionable topics, and has been embroiled in his own fair share of controversy himself.
The Swedish star has now weighed in on Dr Disrespect’s Twitch ban in his June 20 YouTube video, where he looked over laws and rules, and gave his opinion on the bathroom debacle.
PewDiePie’s thoughts on Dr Disrespect
In the video titled ‘We need to talk about these Oopsies’, the YouTuber explained the reason behind Doc’s ban, and talked about his streaming in a public bathroom being against Twitch’s Community Guidelines: “He clearly went against the rules and that’s just how it is.”
“Obviously I understand why people want bathrooms to be a private space, and that should not be violated, I get it,” he continued, before breaking into laughter. “At the same time, I don’t see the big deal. What do people think happen in the boys’ locker room? I have never seen a penis in a boys’ locker room or a men’s bathroom. Unless you specifically [look], you’re not gonna see some pee-pee.”
The Swede then addresses the E3 event’s policy itself, saying, “A lot of people have been saying ‘but there was a kid in one of their urinals, ahhhh!’ but checkmate, liberals – kids aren’t allowed at E3. Maybe you should try and ban him instead, huh?”
PewDiePie moves on to look at California law section 647, a legislature that specifically talks about public privacy. It states that an individual is only guilty of misdemeanor if they deliberately violate another person’s reasonable expectation of privacy. “Was it Dr Disrespect’s intent to invade the privacy of a person in [the bathroom]? I think that’s arguable. From the footage of this, it’s just following him into the bathroom stall, it’s not trying to show other people.”
(Dr Disrespect topic starts at 11:56 timestamp.)
When will Dr Disrespect return to Twitch?
There’s been no official word on when Twitch will let the Two-Time return to the platform, but according to a comment made by a fan on Reddit, TSM streamer and Doc’s frequent battle royals partner Colton ‘Viss’ Visser claimed that his ban is for 30 days.
It is possible that Doc’s ban is permanent, as he heavily breached the service’s Community Guidelines, however this seems unlikely as this is the first time he has been reprimanded for breaking the platform’s rules.
If Dr Disrespect has indeed been banned for 30 days, viewers could expect to see him back around July 10, although obviously this is just speculation.
Hopefully we will see the Two-Time back on our screens soon for some more “violence, speed and momentum.”