PewDiePie Apologizes for Using the N-Word During Recent Livestream

PewDiePie Apologizes for Using the N-Word During Recent Livestream

During a recent livestream of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, PewDiePie (real name Felix Kjellberg) dropped the n-word in a fit of rage, and he has now released a video apologizing for that.

Kjellberg went on to say that he was "not going to make any excuses because there aren't any excuses for it" and that he is "disappointed in himself because it seems like I've learned nothing from all these past controversies".

"I really want to better myself, not just for me but for anyone who looks up to me".

"I'm sure we've made money off of the 5.7 million views that video has and that's something for us to think about", Vananman wrote, reasoning that a continued presence on PewDiePie's channel would otherwise imply endorsement. "I'm really sorry if I offended, hurt, or disappointed anyone with all of this". I never want to believe that someone can't better themselves. Not because we want to continue pounding PewDiePie - he's said sorry and while that doesn't fix things, clearly the man has some work to do and he realises this, which at the very least is a step in the right direction. He initially said that he "didn't mean that in a bad way", but has now posted a full apology via YouTube. Furious at another player during a tense moment in the gameplay, the influential gaming personality said, "What a f. n".

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Note that we haven't said that Pewdiepie has apologised in this news story, because though he has responded and taken ownership for his actions, this isn't the first time the star has been in this situation. If not, I think the Internet would be much better off with one less person normalizing the use of hate speech disguised as free speech. I don't know how to tell you that whining that "black rappers can say it why can't I?" is unbelievably dumb.

The fallout from the latest drama involving Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg and Campo Santo continues, with a fairly logical target finding itself in the firing line: Firewatch.

Shacknews dismissed the apology in preparation for another catastrophic media frenzy that seems inevitable at this point, stating that PewDiePie is still toxic and fosters and community of toxic individuals, the likes of which could affect said audience if even eighty percent of an eighth of PewDiePie's subscribers read the passage... So just to make it clear, no more. While most of the times, he gets away with offensive remarks, Kjellberg may be in trouble this time around.