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.
In this video, PewDiePie can be heard saying the N word. pic.twitter.com/51lkg0kdWP
— Pop News Hub (@PopNewsHub) September 10, 2017
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.”
We’re filing a DMCA takedown of PewDiePie’s Firewatch content and any future Campo Santo games.
— Sean Vanaman (@vanaman) September 10, 2017
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?