YouTube star PewDiePie, who is no stranger to controversy, has apologised for using a racist slur during a live stream gaming video.
Felix Kjellberg, or as most will know the YouTube Star PewDiePie, has apologised after blurting out the N-word during a heated live stream of PlayerUnkown Battlegrounds. In the video, titled “My Response”, Kjellberg apologises to fans who were offended by his comment:
“I’m not going to make any excuses as to why it happened because there are no excuses for it.”
Kjellberg also acknowledged that he was disappointed in himself for not having learned his lesson from past events, referring to the controversy surrounding anti-semitic content.
His apology comes after developer Campo Santo filed a DMCA notice on one of his video’s featuring the developer’s game Firewatch. Following suit, Year Walk developer Simogo also asked Kjellberg to take down video’s featuring their game as they would not like their content to be associated with him.
Kjellberg has vowed to improve himself for the sake of those that look up to him. While many might see his apology as too little too late, he should be commended for stepping forward and once again admitting he made a mistake.