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

Oh no, Felix.

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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.

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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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