Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweden: Disney severs ties with YouTube's most-watched star PewDiePie after he posted anti-Semitic videos where men called for 'death to all Jews'

Via The Daily Mail:
The world's most watched video blogger has been dropped by Disney after two videos emerged of him making anti-Semitic comments.  
The video uploaded January 11 on PewDiePie's channel shows two men laughing as they hold a sign that reads 'Death to all Jews.'  
PewDiePie, a 27-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg who has amassed over 53million viewers, making him the channel's biggest star.

PewDiePie apparently paid two young Indian men to hold up the offensive sign
The video shows two young men unfurling a sign as PewDiePie says, 'I paid for this?' The sign reads 'Death to all Jews.' PewDiePie covers his mouth and widens his eyes in surprise.
'I'm sorry, I didn't think they would actually do it,' he tells the audience. 'I feel partially responsible. It might just be my crude sense of humor, but I think there's something funny about that.'  
He is said to have paid the two Indian men from a freelance company called on Fiverr to hold up the sign.  
According to the Wall Street Journal, the blogger has posted nine videos since August that include anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery. 
The blogger has received multimillion-dollar deals from YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, and Walt Disney, which owns Maker Studios, which runs Kjellberg’s business, according to MarketWatch.

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