A few days ago, famous YouTuber PewDiePie posted a collection of videos that included an anti-Semitic comment that was taken out of context. Though he deleted those videos, Felix Kjellberg, his real name, became the center of a massive controversy which resulted in several consequences:

  1. Maker Studios, owned by Walt Disney company, has severed connections with Kjellberg
  2. YouTube has removed him from their “Google Preferred” adverting program; probably due to their new regulations for YouTube creators.
  3. His latest show, SCARE PewDiePie, has been cancelled, marking it the first YouTubeRed show to be cancelled.

Next, he posted an apology letter to his fans on his Tumblr page.

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. – Felix Kjellberg | Feburary 12th, 2017

There has since then sparked many articles of Kjellberg; showing depictions of a man that kind of joke too far. This reminds me of a time that Louis CK was under fire for a whole bid he made about child molestation during a live taping of Saturday Night Live on May 16, 2015. People were upset the next week answer the same question: When does a joke go too far?

Unfortunately for Kjellberg, the media is going strong against him because of the message that it carries: Internet influencers are not to be idolized.

Hopefully PewDiePie makes a recovery from the controversy. I believe so since his subscriber count has gone up by over 80 thousand subscribers.

Until we meet again my friends, peace!