When a YouTube superstar is hit hard by presumed detractors and envious reporters by using the print and online media, what do observers and fans expect? That personality will answer.
And answer back was what Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie did to dish out his apology shared to 53,320,211 of his subscribers and followers already viewed 1,603,509 and counting.
This after the internet got hyper of the news that Maker Studios dropped him over after a report released on the thorough review done by US newspaper on Kjellberg’s current videos. For one, the newspaper reporters claimed they found snippets containing anti-Semitic jokes and Nazi imagery, which of course is generally accepted by many as offensive and an expression of “hate” attitude.
“I just want to reiterate that my intention was to show how stupid the website is and how far you could push it … I’m sorry for the words that I used as I know they offended people,” Felix said.
Watch the video and hear the side of PewDiePie whether you are his fan or not. Good to hear the side of the accused, always. Fair enough.
Updated Feb 18, 2017. 4:31 AM
Amazing how the video above trend with 7,509,284 views and counting. PewDiePie gained more followers and subscribers now at 53,421,604. The video got 1,375,282 thumbs up and 17,209 thumbsdown and plenty of comments supportive of the YouTuber.
By the way, the Twitter accounts of the three Wall Street Journal reporters were placed on private. It received a lot of negative comments and backlash from netizens.