PewDiePie Is In Trouble Again After Using The N-Word In A Live Gaming Video

Oh no, Felix.

  • Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie and the most popular YouTuber in the world, has courted controversy once again. This time for using a racial slur during a live gameplay session.

    • Earlier this year, the Swedish comedian and YouTuber was cut off from Maker Studios, a division of Disney, after he displayed antisemitic imagery in some of his videos.

  • While playing 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds', the 27-year-old uttered the n-word in an expletive-filled rant, which can be heard below:

    • He quickly retracted on his remark and apologised by saying, "I don't mean that in a bad way."

  • In the wake of his comment, Sean Vanaman, co-founder of Campo Santo, tweeted that his company would be filing a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown of all current and future videos PewDiePie uploads of its games

    • Campo Santo is responsible for developing 'Firewatch', a game that PewDiePie also plays.

      "There's also a breaking point. I am sick of this child getting more and more chances to make money off of what we make. He's worse than a closeted racist: he's a propagator of despicable garbage that does real damage to the culture around this industry," Vanaman told Rolling Stone.

      A DMCA, or Digital Millennium Copyright Act, takedown allows the owner of a website or owner of the content's copyright to remove it from the web.

  • The Twitterverse has divided opinions on the PewDiePie's remark. Some defended him and argued that his remark was taken out of context because he was in a "heated gaming moment".

  • On the other side of the fence, many have expressed their dismay towards the YouTuber as well as the gaming community for trying to defend him

  • PewDiePie has yet to make a public statement regarding the incident

  • The Swedish-content creator also lost an original show with YouTube after his use of antisemitic imagery in videos:

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