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Popular YouTuber PewDiePie uses racial slur during live stream

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, September 11, 2017 | 07:02 pm
Popular YouTuber PewDiePie uses racial slur during live stream

Earlier this year, Disney’s Make Studios dropped PewDiePie's contract due to his anti-Semitic videos. (Instagram/File)

Internet sensation Felix Kjellberg, popularly known as PewDiePie, reportedly used a racial slur during a live-streamed video game.

According to TechCrunch, PewDiePie was heard saying the N-word while playing a video game titled “Player Unknown Battlegrounds”.

His co-broadcaster then tried to reason that the incident happened because PewDiePie does not speak English as a first language.

It was not the first time the 27-year-old created a controversy for racial remarks.

Read also: Disney drops YouTube's PewDiePie over offensive videos

Earlier this year, Disney’s Make Studios dropped his contract due to his anti-Semitic videos.

The contract withdrawal happened as PewDiePie produced nine videos containing anti-Semitic clips, which featured a skit of Sri Lanka-based group of men that he paid holding a sign that read “Death to All Jews”. This incident also led YouTube to cancel his reality series Scare PewDiePie Season 2.

However, at the time, PewDiePie argued that the content was merely for entertainment and did not mean any offense.

PewDiePie began producing YouTube content in 2009. He reportedly grossed US$15 million last year and became the highest paid YouTube star. (jes/kes)

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