PewDiePie apologises for racial slur on a live stream
PewDiePie apologises for racial slur racial slur which happened on a live stream. PewDiePie who is a 27-year-old Swede has been slammed by the media and the world when he used the “n-word” during a video live stream. This is not the first time PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, has been at the centre of attention for racial indecency. Lost a profitable sponsorship contract with Disney following an anti-Semitic video and anti-Semitic jokes and Nazi imagery and has. Now Firewatch developer Campo Santo is issuing Kjellberg with DMCA takedown notice.
PewDiePie has since apologised for the racial slur, after staying silent for 2 days. He has posted a response video where he apologised for the racial slur saying that
‘I’m disappointed in myself because it seems like I’ve learned nothing from all these past controversies’
Then goes on to,
‘It was not okay. I’m really sorry if I offended, hurt or disappointed anyone with all of this. Being in the position that I am, I should know better.’
‘I really want to improve myself and better myself—not just for me, but for anyone that looks up to me or anyone that’s influenced by me.’
PewDiePie has more than 57,283,873 million subscribers and has 12.1 million followers on Twitter. He is easily one of the highest earners, having the title of ‘highest-paid YouTuber in 2016’ although that may change with this latest incident.
It has also been mentioned that YouTube has confirmed that it would cancel the second season of Kjellberg reality show Scare PewDiePie Season 2.