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?


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68 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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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