Dr Disrespect

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Popular Twitch gamer admits to infidelity on livestream

He said he plans to take some time off to focus on his family.

 

Tess Cagle

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 15, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:56 am CDT

Popular Twitch streamer Dr. Disrespect announced in an emotional livestream that he plans to take an indefinite hiatus from the gaming community on Thursday.

Through tears, the Twitch streamer whose real name is Guy Beahm admitted he cheated on his wife and needs to take time to focus on his family now.

“I just want to be completely transparent with you guys,” he said. “As you guys know I have a beautiful family, and a wife and kid. I want to be transparent that I’ve been unfaithful… And I’m probably going to be taking some time away—some time off—to focus on… stupid fucking mistakes, man.”

The Twitch streamer has been best known for his broadcasting of games including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, H1Z1, and Call of Duty. He was just recently fan-voted the trending gamer award at the Game Awards on Dec. 7. He also won streamer of the year at the Esports Industry Awards.

Beahm’s fans have had mixed reactions to his announcement; on Reddit, some said they were incredibly disappointed in him while others lauded his decision to own up to his mistake. Other fans voiced their feelings on Twitter.

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One Reddit user pointed out Beahm was recently praised for helping out a depressed fan a few weeks ago.

“Seemed like a lot of people looked up to this guy, disappointing when this sort of stuff comes up from a person you’d never expect it from,” they wrote. “Rest in peace to his reputation for all of the future.”

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*First Published: Dec 15, 2017, 8:33 am CST