YouTuber PewDiePie Career Ends? Contracts With Disney & Google Dropped!

By R.A. Jayme | Feb 15, 2017 09:15 AM EST
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People who are into YouTube probably know who is PewDiePie. With its real name Felix Kjellbegr, PewDiePie is a Swedish Youtube sensation who gained massive success and boasts 53 million subscribers. The Youtuber attracted followers who are largely teenage boys due to his combined humor and gaming.

Unfortunately, it was reported that PewDiePie was first fired from Disney-owned Maker Studios and has his contracts with Disney, Google and more be dropped. The cause of these firings was due to PewDiePie's controversial uploaded anti-Semitic videos, which has now been pulled.

Disney-owned Maker Studios released a statement through its spokesperson, expressing their disappointment and desire "to distance themselves from Kjellberg/PewDiePie from here on out," according to Variety. Although PewDiePie is known to be provocative, Disney pointed out that the public personality crossed the boundary with his hate speech.

One of its numerous controversies, PewDiePie actually paid people in India to hold up signs that read "Death to All Jews." "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 (crowd-sourcing platform) Fiverr would say anything for 5 dollars," he reasoned out.

As detailed by The Washington Post, the video contained men in loincloths holding signs with the aforementioned anti-Semitic slurs. Despite these allegations, PewDiePie consistently insisted that he is not anti-Semite. "I'm not anti-Semitic or whatever it's called. It was a funny meme, and I didn't think it would work," the YouTuber reasoned out.

But the consequence inevitably is harsh for the so-called humor as YouTube confirmed that they have canceled the second season of Kjellberg's original series Scare PewDiePie and that his channel has been removed from the Google Preferred service. Google also decided to pull out all advertising from Kjellberg/PewDiePie's pages.

In another video, Kjellberg/PewDiePie carelessly included a clip from a Hitler speech and posted swastikas drawn by his fans in support. A Nazi anthem was then played before the YouTuber gave a "very brief Nazi salute with a Hitler voice-over saying 'Sieg Heil' and the text 'Nazi Confirmed.'

Later on, however, after maybe much pondering, PewDiePie now claims he understands how the videos might have been offensive. Unintentionally, as the videos let PewDiePie gain growing support from hate groups, he then released a statement claiming he is not affiliated with white nationalist or any Neo-Nazi groups. On the brighter side, it seems that PewDiePie's loyal followers seem to ignore the controversies as they defend the videos and PewDiePie from all the hate.

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