PewDiePie Apologizes for Using the N-Word During Recent Livestream

Carla Harmon
September 13, 2017

In the now-deleted video, Kjellberg was streaming himself playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

In January 2017, Kjellberg was scrutinised over videos that used Nazi or anti-semitic references for comedic effect. The problem with this defense is the casual way that he managed to use the word at the drop of a hat. There's no additional context to be missed. "I'm just an idiot", Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, said to viewers. Afterwards, it appeared as though he'd realized what he'd said, casually telling viewers he "didn't mean it in a bad way".

"I'm disappointed in myself", he added. I'm disappointed in myself because it seems like I learned nothing from all these past controversies.

For those who don't know, Kjellberg has been under fire after a YouTube Gaming live stream that took place on Sunday. He rose to fame years ago for his Let's Plays - or videos where gamers record themselves playing a video game, often with humorous commentary.

Now, amid discussion following the Sept 10 livestream, one game studio called for the removal of PewDiePie's positive video about its game. A running theme of his recently was attacking institutions such as YouTube as a corporate entity.

SFWeekly picked up the story as the company who created a different game that Kjellberg often streams himself playing, 2016's Firewatch, made a decision to take immediate legal action to distance themselves from Kjellberg.

Whether or not this is a honest response and something that the YouTuber will actually learn from is yet to be seen. His audience is vast and overwhelmingly young, and he's an influential figure to many of his followers. Not just for me, but for anyone that looks up to me, or anyone who's influenced by me. Even the name "PewDiePie" sounds silly when juxtaposed next to serious issues or accusations.

Note that we haven't said that Pewdiepie has apologised in this news story, because though he has responded and taken ownership for his actions, this isn't the first time the star has been in this situation.

YouTube and Disney cancelled partnerships, advertisers lobbied for greater control over ad placement, and revenues fell for content creators across the board.

"It was something I said in the heat of the moment", the 27-year-old explained.

"Being in the position I am, I should know better, he concluded". Some of these jobs are unloaded at the expense of PewDiePie, especially for his stance against the biased and inflammatory nature of mainstream and enthusiast media (a stance that most normal people share). "Or, he could stay content and just get ready for the next apology". The YouTube personality has been forced to issue a statement after making Nazi jokes in previous videos. "So, I'm gonna stop doing it". Nazi memes, they're not even that amusing anymore.

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