One of Twitch's biggest personalities, Hasan 'HasanAbi' Piker, recently caused a stir in the streaming community, adding fuel to the fire of the ongoing NICKMERCS controversy. The streamer made a biting joke about Dr DisRespect's loyalty to NICKMERCS that referenced a low point in Doc's life. Fellow streamer Asmongold, known for his candid commentary, has now weighed in on the debate.
The context of Hasan's quip stems from a drama in 2017, when Dr DisRespect, whose real name is Guy Beahm, confessed live on stream to having been unfaithful to his wife. He then took a temporary break from streaming to address the matter privately. This incident remains a sticking point for many, with the topic often being brought up despite its resolution and regret expressed by Dr DisRespect.
In light of Call of Duty's recent decision to remove NICKMERCS' operator skin due to his controversial comments about Pride Month, Dr DisRespect uninstalled the game in protest. Poking fun at this action, Hasan said, "He is more loyal to NICKMERCS having his skin than his own wife." The response from Dr DisRespect was swift, with him retaliating by calling Hasan a "fat phony".
In a recent stream, Asmongold gave his two cents on the exchange. While acknowledging the harshness of Hasan's joke, he also pointed out that Dr DisRespect's past actions opened him up to such remarks.
Asmongold said, "I mean, Doc made a really bad decision, and he cheated on his [__] wife. Hassan is not obligated to be nice to Doctor Disrespect. Am I crazy? Like, I mean, we joked about the Doc and cheating all the time." He also stated that Hasan's joke didn't directly insult Doc's wife but rather how Doc treated his wife, a distinction he believes is important.
Asmongold concluded by stating, "Everybody's going to go and act like Hasan did that and now he's the worst guy ever. Holy [__]. Yeah, it's just not that big of a deal."
The internet remains divided over the incident, with some viewers decrying Hasan's comments as too personal, while others, like Asmongold, see it as part of the territory that comes with public figures and their past mistakes. The repercussions, if any, of this exchange on the streaming community and the individual streamers' careers, remains to be seen.