YouTube’s biggest star, PewDiePie, was dropped earlier this month not only by YouTube, but also by Disney. In case you’re not familiar with him, PewDiePie, who’s real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, is a Swedish web comedian and video producer known for his Let’s Play commentaries.
PewDiePie was dropped for posting anti-Semitic videos, including one that showed a some children holding a sign that read “death to all Jews,” causing quite the uproar. He finally posted a video in response to the controversy, receiving almost 8 million views and over a million likes.
No matter what your opinion is about this topic, PewDiePie raises some good points and also sheds light on how mainstream media constructs a message—in particular The Wall Street Journal, which was the original news outlet to post on the topic and which he claims took his jokes out of context.
He does apologize for going too far with his with some of the comedy and earlier videos, but doesn’t hesitate to speak his mind and point out some major flaws in the argument made by The Wall Street Journal, as well as by other news outlets that criticized him. He points out that he has specifically stated that he doesn’t support any of the groups that he has been linked to in these articles. PewDiePie breaks down the individual videos and so called “proof” of his anti-Semitic ways by revealing the true message that he clearly states in each of these videos, and acknowledged the fact that not everyone will like his sense of humour.
He mentions that even J.K Rowling has said that he’s fascist, and of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but without looking at the facts and videos which are all available on the internet for the world to see he questions how someone can make such claims.
PewDiePie certainly isn’t the first person to joke about sensitive topics. Take a look at the video and decide for yourself whether his apology heartfelt and if he’ll continue to make videos on YouTube.
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