Pewdiepie Loses Youtube Red Show After Paying Some Dudes to Write an Anti Semitic Sign and Dance
Youtube personality Felix Kjellberg, known by his alias Pewdiepie by his 53 million fans has had the second season of his Youtube Red show cancelled after posting a video which features a couple Indian dudes dancing around with a sign reading “Death to all Jews”. This was met by a cancelling of his Disney’s Maker Studios network Revelmode. Youtube Red quickly followed by cancelling a series he did with them and removing him from Google Preferred.
The video featured the website Fiverr, where you can pay to make people do almost anything. He payed a variety of people to say and do a variety of stuff. One of which was of two guys in the middle of nowhere to dance around while holding a sign reading “Death to all Jews”.
Pewdiepie’s reaction at the time was unbelieving, and when he posted the video he states he didn’t expect them to do it.
In a tumblr post he left an apology over the video.
“I think it’s important to say something and I want to make one thing clear: I am in no way supporting any kind of hateful attitudes.”
“I make videos for my audience. I think of the content that I create as entertainment, and not a place for any serious political commentary. I know my audience understand that and that is why they come to my channel. Though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive.”
“As laughable as it is to believe that I might actually endorse these people, to anyone unsure on my standpoint regarding hate-based groups: No, I don’t support these people in any way.”
The two guys in the video also ran into troubles of their own, having their Fiverr account cancelled, to which they sent out a plea to Pewdiepie to help them get it back. He did in fact send an apology to Fiverr concerning the matter, and also did a follow up video restating his position that he was unaware they would actually go through with it.
What would Walt Disney think?