PewDiePie’s Racial Outburst Sparks Massive Reaction

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PewDiePie's Racial Outburst Sparks Massive Reaction

PewDiePie, YouTube’s most popular broadcaster, is in the news again and this time it seems he’s once again gone too far.

Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, finds himself once again the subject of controversy. This time it’s for using the N-word during a live-stream session of playing the popular video game PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. As soon as Kjellberg realised his “mistake”, he corrected himself immediately, which unfortunately was a little too late.

This is not the first time that the YouTube Superstar has been in trouble as he lost a partnership with Disney and YouTube last year after he posted videos that contained antisemitic slogans and Nazi-related images.

In response to his racist outburst, developer Campo Santo has announced that they would be filing a copyright claim in order to force YouTube to remove PewDiePie’s videos of the developer’s game Firewatch. Co-Founder of Campo Santo Sean Vanaman said that he was sick of Kjellberg getting more and more chances to make money off of their work and that he urges other developers to follow suit.

“I am sick of this child getting more and more chances to make money off of what we make.”

“I’d urge other developers and will be reaching out to folks much larger than us to cut him off from the content that has made him a millionaire.”

It seems that this was the last straw. The question does remain, however, how many more developers will follow in Campo Santo’s footsteps and file a copyright claim against PewDiePie?

68 Comments

  1. Juandré Rautenbach

    Seems that everyone and their dog wants to write an article about this “incident”. Articles everywhere. Maybe it is time he stops creating content… I stopped watching his content a while ago, cannot be bothered.

  2. Dominic Lee Petersen

    Then why are you sharing a post related to him? If you’re tired of him, just ignore everything related to him and stop badmouthing someone who people actually enjoy watching.

  3. Linton Mclaughlin

    Hate all you want. You don’t understand the man’s humour or personality. He’s a wonderful person. He got angry and mentioned the ‘N’ word in a non-racial specific way. He immediately apologised as well. Let it be

    He made a mistake. But there are more pressing matters in the world to worry about than a Youtuber who accidentally said the ‘N’ word.

  4. Eckhardt Potgieter

    PewDiePie pushes boundries because no one else has the balls to, I mean this whole story about him being racist is just absurd.

  5. Roi Rimas

    You’re seriously trying to take another shot at him by accidentally saying the N word while playing a videogame? You realize a lot more people have said worse things during a rage out WHILE PLAYING VIDEOGAMES, right?
    Are you guys really THAT desperate for clicks?

    • Roselyn Brown

      Are you seriously defending his racist behaviour? It’s not okay for people to shout out racial slurs at any time, even during gaming. It’s never okay.

    • Roi Rimas

      He immediately apologized for saying it. It’s not like he chose that word specifically to come out, you know. Stop acting like you’ve never told or enjoyed a joke that revolved around a specific race or group of people. He wasn’t hating on them, he wasn’t saying degrading things about them. He just accidentally said a bad word which he apologized for almost immediately afterwards.

    • Roselyn Brown

      No. I don’t make it a habit to use racial terms. Because unlike some people I happen to respect people who are different to me. It’s never okay. There is no justifying his behaviour. The same way I’m sure you don’t appreciate people uttering racial slurs at you.

    • Roi Rimas

      Depends, man. I don’t mind people calling me yellow/brown or domestic helper for being a filipino. Which is actually worse, because filipinos don’t even use those terms on ourselves. Black people use the N word on each other all the time. Words will always be just words. It’s people who incorporate words with negativity.

    • Yondu Jack Michaels

      Should we have people to wear a killer collar which kills off people for saying bad things.
      Result would be either Utopia or Dictatorship.

    • Nicholas Jasmine Roylance

      Roselyn Brown you know who does make it a habit to use that word EVERY 5 minutes …. the very culture you are defending …. #workhardnotstupid

  6. Johan Alex Kotzé

    Although I don’t like him what he did is honestly not so bad. Why is a certain race allowed to use racial slurs and deem it okay but others may not?

  7. Juan van Zyl

    I mean he does everything bad that others do, just more public so whoever disses him for this are all hypocrites imo, sorry but is the honest truth!!

  8. Micayla Badenhorst

    I find it funny that the makers of the video games are upset because he makes money playing their games. But by playing their games how much free advertising and awareness do they gain? Isn’t it ultimately beneficial to them? Pewdiepie has a massive following and ten to one I bet people buy the games he sits and plays. Watching a video of someone playing something tends to make you want to play it… So hey.

  9. Rhynhardt Krynauw

    Wow. White Afrikaans people defending racism in an open forum on the internet where anyone can see it. Bold move. Also, stop defending racism. Using racial slurs is never okay. Do other people do it? Yes. Are they also racists? Well, yes. Did he just blurt it out in a moment of frustration? Yes. Do people who aren’t racists do that? Well, no. Because it’s racist. Obviously. Do black people use the N-word among themselves? Yes. Does that mean non-black people can do it? No. Because that’s racist. Just because you’ve become desensitised to it do it doesn’t mean they have. Again, just so we’re clear: what he did is something racists do; stop defending racism; and take a long, hard look at why you think racism, especially from a hugely influential media personality, is okay.

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