YouTube Star PewDiePie Responds To Being Dropped By Disney
Earlier this week, it was reported that Disney dropped PewDiePie from its Maker Studios due to anti-Semitic videos. According to Maker Studios, they decided to end their affiliation with him because he went to far.
Since then, PewDiePie quickly posted a written response explaining what he was trying to do with the video and how he doesn’t support hate groups. He also posted a response video, explaining that he understands that Disney and YouTube had little choice to drop him, as the report from Wall Street Journal had backed them into a corner.
Here is his written response:
It came to my attention yesterday that some have been pointing to my videos and saying that I am giving credibility to the anti-Semitic movement, and my fans are part of it as well for watching. I don’t want to cite the sources because I don’t want to give them any more attention.
This originated from a video I made a couple of weeks ago. I was trying to show how crazy the modern world is, specifically some of the services available online. I picked something that seemed absurd to me—That people on Fiverr would say anything for 5 dollars.
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.
Thanks for reading.
And here is his video response (NSFW)
What do you think of his response?
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