Twitch streamer Dr DisRespect, otherwise known as gamer Guy Beahm, was forced to end a broadcast while he was playing Call of Duty after informing his audience that someone had fired a real-life gun at his house.
Best known for playing PUBG, or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Guy ‘Dr DisRespect’ Beahm took off his wig and sunglasses, broke character and left the stream after the attempted shooting, only to return moments later to say that this was the second time in a week this had happened.
He is seen leaving his station after hearing a noise and said that ‘someone shot at our house. Broke the f***ing upstairs window. This is the second show. Someone shot yesterday at our f***ing house.’
Twitch streamer Dr DisRespect was forced to end a broadcast while he was playing Call of Duty
Who is Dr DisRespect?
Dr DisRespect is the Twitch handle of Guy Beahm, known for his high-quality streams of PUBG and H1Z1 as well as his arrogant and boisterous character, according to Know Your Meme.
He is also a former community manager for Sledgehammer Games and multiplayer level designer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
After creating the persona back in 2010, he also created his YouTube channel and uploaded his first video that showed the gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Dr DisRespect was also featured in a number of video for the gaming channel Machinima, on which he mostly played CoD.
However, after YouTuber DavidSilverberg posted a video about the character, which went on to gain more than 380,000 views, Beahm stopped uploading and was inactive on the social media site from 2011 for five years.
In 2016, Guy Beahm created the Twitch channel Dr DisRespectLIVE and gained popularity on the platform for playing Battle Royale games. He also became known for being cocky and began to refer to himself as ‘an award winning international champion in the online gaming community’
Alongside this, his subscribers are referred to as members of ‘The Slick Daddy Club’ and over a year after being on Twitch, Dr DisRespect’s channel had over 1.2 million followers. In fact, he was voted Streamer of the Year and won Trending Gamer in 2017.
Guy Beahm’s satirical song called Gillette (The Best A Man Can Get) achieved over 434,000 plays and 8,700 likes on Soundcloud, so it is clear that he is well-liked in the esports community. His subreddit has over 18.8k subscribers, his Facebook page has over 32k followers and on Twitter, 734k.
In the same year, a video of him talking to a fan who said he was contemplating suicide was posted on YouTube and went on to gain over 500,000 views, before being reposted on /r/videos later on in the year, receiving over 40,000 upvotes .
Following this, he was profiled by ESPN and was described as ‘a WWE character in the competitive gaming world’ and his black wig, sunglasses and oversized mustache commented upon, as well as his being 6′ 8″.
Beahm said: ‘I created a character who plays multiplayer video games, and he’s considered the most dominating gaming specimen.’ He went on to explain that he has been around for a lot longer than many expect and it all started with a voice and his gamertag.
‘I decided to change my gamertag from “Diarrhea Panic.” The Doctor character originated from playing Halo 2 on the Xbox and it had proximity chat where you could engage with someone in real-time on the microphone, and I loved that; I ate that up.’
After creating the Dr DisRespect gamertag, he worked with cameramen and music to produce the content that proved to be popular. He was then moved to Washington to work on the World of Tanks and this is when he met with a Boom.TV investor, who worked out a deal for Beahm to become a consultant.
‘They funded my studio, rent and broke down the revenue made from streaming. It came down to my wife, and she said to try to stream and see where it went.’ In 2017, Dr DisRespect pulled in 25,000 to 30,000 viewers and maintained his character Monday to Friday and for six to eight hours a day.
However, when questioned whether or not his character was sustainable, Beahm said: ‘I think about it all the time, about how to extend the shelf life, and you have to think outside of the box.
‘A lot of it is determined with what games come out, and you play off the entertainment ideas that will organically surface. I don’t know if I want to do Twitch forever because I’m not in my 20s, but we’ll see.’
A month after this interview was published, he streamed a short two minute segment in which he revealed that he had been ‘unfaithful’ to his wife and went on to say that he would ‘take time off to focus on my family.’
After less than two months off, Dr DisRespect returned to Twitch after informing his followers about his return in February 2018. Within 24 hours, the video had achieved over 15,000 likes and 3,000 retweets.
Upon his return, according to Dexerto, he addressed his infidelity and said that he and his wife are through a rebuilding process. Dr DisRespect said: ‘It’s a learning process, it’s a rebuilding process, it’s a strengthening process we’re starting to understand some things, we’re starting that rebuilding process.’
What happened to Dr Disrespect?
Just months after he returned to Twitch, Dr DisRespect was forced to end a broadcast after his house had been shot at, as reported by CNet. On the stream, he is heard saying: ‘I gotta end the broadcast right now. Someone shot at our house, broke the fucking upstairs window.’
While no one was hurt in the suspected attack, it was reported that a local sheriff’s department confirmed that a person matching Beahm’s description had called to report the shot, the second report of the same kind in two days.
Dr DisRespect tweeted after the event, saying: ‘The Doc and family appreciate everyone’s concerns and well wishes. Thankfully no one was hurt. The situation is being handled appropriately. In the meantime, the stream will resume tomorrow according to schedule.#FirmHandshakes.’