YouTuber PewDiePie Uses The N-Word During Live Stream Video Game
Youtube vlogger and gamer, PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) is becoming more known for his offensive comments than for his video game reviews these days.
The 27-year-old is in hot water again after he called another player the N-word while playing the game PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds on livestream this weekend.
"What a f—king n—r. Geez, oh my god, what the f—k! Sorry, but what the f—k,” he exclaimed.
After blurting out the racial comment, Felix quickly apologized, stating he didn't mean the slur in a derogatory way.
"I don't mean that in a bad way," he said.
There was outrage across social media following the incident, with many people condemning him for using the racist word.
RT if unlike PewDiePie, you don't start randomly screaming racial slurs while playing videogames.Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) September 10, 2017
regarding the pewdiepie video, he later said he forgot he was in a stream, which confirms that he just says it all the time https://t.co/c852qvjpL9always correct guy (@yeblod) September 11, 2017
Good morning. PewDiePie is human sewage. If you defend him, unfollow me. Have a blessed day.Shak @ #TIFF17 (@ShakExcellence) September 11, 2017
Sean Vanaman, a video game designer of Campo Santo, tweeted he plans to file a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) report to remove all the videos and streams of Felix playing his company's products.
"There is a bit of leeway you have to have with the internet when you wake up every day and make video games. There’s also a breaking point," Sean tweeted.
"I am sick of this child getting more and more chances to make money off of what we make," he said about Felix.
Followers of Felix say they don't believe 27-year-old is ever remorseful for the language he uses.
"He only apologized because he remembered that he was live streaming and was caught using a word he’s comfortable using in private,” one follower vocalized.
In recent years Felix has become a problematic figure in the internet community for his racist, anti-semitic commentary and use of Nazi symbols. So much so, Disney's Maker Studio cut ties with the Youtuber earlier this year.
A spokeswoman for the Maker Studio said at the time, "Although Felix has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate."
“Maker Studios has made the decision to end our affiliation with him going forward.”
Aside from saying the N-word and anti-semitic remarks, the Sweden born gamer was also suspended from Twitter for affiliating himself with ISIS last year.
The suspension was short as Twitter still has Felix has a verified user which adds to the gamer's sense of entitlement.
Supporters of Felix continue to stand for him, tweeting the following to Sean and other game developers:
Too bad it will fall under fair use so cry all you want you will lose. If he has commentary and critic you lose. See H3h3 lawsuit decisionAGluck (@RealAGluck) September 10, 2017
"I sincerely hope the coming legal struggle bankrupts you & you never make another sh—y walking simulator again. You can't abuse the law."
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