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PewDiePie publishes response to anti-Semitic claims

By Shawn Knight ยท 39 replies
Feb 16, 2017
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  1. YouTube user Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known by his online personal PewDiePie, has published a video response to both Disney and YouTube parting ways with him over anti-Semitic content in some of his videos.

    In the clip, Kjellberg said he is sorry for the words he used as he knows they offended people and the joke itself went too far. Kjellberg reiterated that his intention with the most recent controversial video was to show how stupid it is that you can pay someone five bucks to do almost anything.

    Kjellberg adds that he does strongly believe that you can joke about anything but there’s also a right way and a “not the best way” to go about it. He loves to push boundaries, he said, but considers himself a rookie comedian and has definitely made mistakes like this before. Like other times, this will be a growing and learning experience, he said.

    PewDiePie wasn’t in full-on apology mode, however, as he took aim squarely at the media with claims that they simply don't like him and only focus on how much money he makes from his content. Old school media, he said, doesn’t like Internet personalities because they have so much influence and such a large voice.

    In the end, Kjellberg thanked everyone that has supported him and promises that he’s “still here” and “still making videos.”

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  2. Dr Aggressive

    Dr Aggressive TS Rookie

    Shouldn't have apologized...
     
    tgr8db, davislane1, Lurker101 and 4 others like this.
  3. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 335   +77

    Considering Judaism is an Abraham religion, who's people have been killing in the name of God throughout recorded history, I cannot really see the problem with taking the piss.

    Some people I suppose just refuse to accept the ironic nature of the joke, generally the organised religious politically correct type. ;)
     
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  4. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 712   +308

    Although I dislike his personality, even I know he didn't mean what stupid left media reports. I am hoping the main left media outlets start to fall due to their ineptness to hire writers who are NOT SJW's.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,489   +206

    He's got a few points. Even though I dont like his "youtube personality."
     
  6. alabama man

    alabama man TS Maniac Posts: 282   +165

    People will do anything for publicity. He knew exactly what would happen and that he would get more news coverage than ever before. Not saying he did anything wrong, just that hes an attention *****, well maybe hiring poor people to do something considered bad they don't understand is kind of immoral...
     
  7. Silvernine

    Silvernine TS Member Posts: 21   +17

    This whole thing is pretty stupid. I mean, he makes millions of dollars and donates it to charity and the news media don't really say anything about that. He makes a satire and everyone jumps him. Too serious for PewPewDie? Or too stupid to understand the underlying message of the satire? Hell, maybe both. More ironic is him rubbing Disney the wrong way with the satire when the founder of Disney was known to be anti-semitic.

    And this is coming from someone who considers himself a centrist to a leftist who is also not a fan of his channel. I enjoy watching Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, and HarshlyCritical more.
     
  8. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 2,374   +1,246

    I honestly think that Don Rickles was the only person that could pull it off without being branded a bigot, but that was mainly because he didn't single out one group .... he want after them all and was able to do so in a semi-tasteful and completely gut busting fashion that would make anyone laugh. When her performed, nobody and I mean NOBODY was safe and rarely was there a dry eye in the house.

    This kind of comedy is rare and exceeding difficult to pull off. Many a seasoned comedian has tried, but only Don was able to be successful on a continuous basis.
     
  9. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Evangelist Posts: 1,047   +427

    I guess all the people not killing in the name of religion such as Stalin, Mao, Hitler, North Korea, Russia in the Ukraine, USA in Afghanistan, Iraq etc., is working out much better, but I do agree, people definitely can't take a joke these days
     
  10. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 2,359   +445

  11. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,188   +3,135

    And people wonder why some of us throw around the term 'fake news.'

    This is rather amusing though. They tried to burn him and managed to further destroy the credibility of the mainstream media by some 53 million subscribers and growing (his numbers are up after this media hoax).

    After the brutality they suffered at the microphone of Trump today, these guys are really taking hits to the face.

    Couldn't happen to a more deserving group.
     
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  12. kapital98

    kapital98 TS Enthusiast Posts: 74   +46

    Yeah, he's scathing Youtube for censorship... on youtube O.o

    As for Trump, I watched the press conference with horror as he looked like a guy who's gone 11 rounds and can't make it through the 12th.
     
  13. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,188   +3,135

    Evidently you watched a different video and a different press conference.
     
  14. soonerproud

    soonerproud TS Rookie

    Hitler was a Christian and National Socialism was a Christian movement. Let's talk about the inquisitions, crusades, the Thirty Year war, American slavery, and the holocaust. These were political movements as much as they were religious. Dogmatic ideology of any kind can lead to human rights violations, genocide, and war. Judaism and its offshoots are as corrupt and evil as communism and fascism.
     
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  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,174   +2,144

    It's like they say on the TV cop shows, "eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable".:oops:
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  16. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Addict Posts: 234   +74

    I really liked the finger addressed to the WSJ in the end. :))
     
  17. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 335   +77

    It's simply all about control, in by gone days it was organised religion, then political ideologies played there part, now our mass media networks and other news sources facilitate the dissemination of "There" control constructs amungst our respective populations. It's sad really. :(
     
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  18. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 335   +77

    Same crap, slightly different wrapping paper really.
     
  19. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,237   +95

    But isn't picking on the little guy the lowest form of humour? I mean, Christians and Muslims have killed many more than Jews ever did. Is it cowardice or what?
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  20. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Evangelist Posts: 1,047   +427

    "Dogmatic ideology of any kind can lead to human rights violations, genocide, and war."
    I'm 100% in agreement here, but not going to touch the rest of the post. IMHO the above quote says it all
     
  21. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 335   +77

    Well the "little guys" seem to be doing ok regarding there persecution of the Palestinians of all religious denominations. I would call that rather cowardly.

    As to it being lowest form of humor, it's internet Youtube content how high brow do you expect it to be really? ;)

    The joke may be in poor taste but same could be said for organised religious practice of all and any denomination throughout recorded history.

    Possibly worth considering the notion that God(or our notion of such) has been directly responsible for more death than the words on that stupid sign.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  22. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,188   +3,135

    Spergy atheist identified. Achievement unlocked: Knowledge of the Surface - Skimmed a pamphlet one time at a Krauss event.
     
  23. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 335   +77

    Actually im not an atheist, I just don't identify or hold with the notion of any creator force that requires attendance. It's clear and present the amount of pain, suffering, and mass genocide organised religious practice has promoted and been a part of over the millennium.

    People wish to take the piss, that's there look out, people are free to express there own opinions how ever misguided they may be the alternative being rather unpalatable to most in this day of age.

    You may wish to be careful with all that presumption buddy. LoL ;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  24. SamuraiSamson

    SamuraiSamson TS Member Posts: 26   +18

    I guess Pewds got rekted
     
  25. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,188   +3,135

    Then what are you? So far you've done little more that trot out the standard atheist script.

    This is a non-argument that can be said of anything humans are a part of. Secularism, in fact, has caused the pain, suffering, and genocide of countless people over the millennium.

    Replace 'secularism' with 'socialism,' 'communism,' 'capitalism,' 'atheism,' 'money,' etc. and it still works rhetorically without actually saying anything.

    Insofar as this all relates to making Nazi/Jew jokes...this particular proclivity to punish any unlicensed practitioner of criticism or satire is a uniquely Jewish thing. Every demographic complains about being the butt of a joke, but failing to treat Jews as the Holy People is the only one that carries with it economic and social sanctions. Jews aren't the only people who have been holocosted. They are, however, the only ones who get to act like it.
     
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