I touched on this in the megathread but Phil has actually been fairly the same since far before TIHYDPs or even his YouTube "career":IMO that degeneration was Captain nunchuk creating TIHYDP. Phil has become far worse since the "detractor movement/community™" started, it's no coincidence. If you ask me the I HAVE AUTISM PLEASE LAUGH AT ME shit he's had to put up with since then would change anyone's mental state.
I think its worth noting at this point that if you go through the Shoryuken.com posts DSP has always been held in very poor regard by numerous people. I'd initially thought a lot of the hatred directed at him was purely from his attitude on YouTube, but its clear that its been a "problem" for far longer.
He likes to try and paint it off as just trolling in some of the posts, but its clear there has been a very constant wave of people not liking "Phil for being Phil" for at least 12+ years. I'm not so sure how it is so difficult for him to see this.
To be fair, there were at least some people who said he was nice, and some people who were fairly neutral but its clear that he has an inability to see how the things he says and does paint him not as a Shoryuken.com shitposter but rather just someone who nobody wants to know.
This was even far before he got serious about YouTube, at which point he rejoined Shoryuken and started posting about the "60 million" people that had found him entertaining. I'm sure that some source of the ego (BMW & Renton mansion) behind trying so hard to make his "legacy" work is to try and tell himself that he is better than the people who laughed at him in the fighting scene.
This "legacy" isn't going to end well, he is simply incapable of realizing how much of a shit head he comes across as. Even when he got his Twitch suspension his immediate reaction was to try and laugh at the haters. Nigga, that's your primary source of income, being so smug about it doesn't make you come across very well.
IMHO he's 100% irredeemable. He's not just unable to better at Twitch, this is what he has been like for far more than a decade.