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Dr. Disrespect Talks Ninja Twitch Channel Porn Controversy

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There aren't many figures in the games industry more controversial than Dr. Disrespect. Whether it's taking a break from streaming after cheating on his wife or getting a two-week ban from Twitch after streaming in a public restroom, controversy seems to follow the Doc wherever he goes. Recently, however, there's been a string of controversy on Twitch, many of which have overshadowed Dr. Disrespect's recent PR slip at E3. Now, he's addressed one of those controversies directly.

For the unaware, Ninja quit Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer, Microsoft's streaming platform. Twitch filled Ninja's now-empty page with a list of recommended streamers for his fans to watch instead, except the list was not carefully curated.  This lead to pornographic content being a recommendation on Ninja's Twitch channel, which had been built around general family friendliness. It was a major slip up, and one Twitch likely won't forget anytime soon.

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When asked about the controversy, Dr. Disrespect, whose real name is Guy Beahm, offered up just a few words, "I don't give a f***. I could care less about platforms etcetera, etcetera." The streamer continued, "Listen, Champions Club, let's get straight to the point. All I care about is putting on a go*-damned show. Platform isn't going to change that."

Beahm's statement is interesting for a few reasons. While it's obvious he doesn't really care about the porn controversy, his emphasis on platforms not mattering is enough to raise an eyebrow at.  Dr. Disrespect would be a prime target for recruitment to Mixer. Fans have pointed out that his statement could be interpreted as a slip-up, and that he's considering jumping ship to the newer platform. Of course, that's pure speculation, and may be reading too heavily into the situation. That being said, Dr. Disrespect did say he would move to Mixer if offered a deal like Ninja.

Ninja quickly issued a response to porn being featured on his page following the incident, telling fans that he was "disgusted" by what happened. Twitch is now in an interesting position, though not a good one. Public opinion of the platform has soured recently, with #TwitchIsOverParty recently trending on Twitter. If the platform were to lose another major personality like Dr. Disrespect,  it could potentially open the flood gates of content creators and streamers migrating to Mixer, rather than be affiliated with any future controversies Twitch might find themselves in. Twitch's CEO did apologize for the porn incident, but the damage had already been done at that point.

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