YouTube Star PewDiePie uses racial slur during stream, developer files DMCA notice in...

By midian182 ยท 54 replies
Sep 11, 2017
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  1. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Addict Posts: 262   +114

    Oh goodness no not a dmca notice lol. he said sorry right afterwords anyways. who cares....
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  2. DubiousFishHook

    DubiousFishHook TS Rookie

    He needs to be booted from Youtube, Twitch etc because of this, using n-word is not ok.

    The best game clips you will ever find is the ones with keywords "silent" or "no commentary" + "playthrough", anything else and you have a small brain.
    Arris likes this.
  3. jtveg

    jtveg TS Rookie Posts: 28   +12

    You need to get over the fear of this one particular word as if it has magical powers or something.

    After all, those that are supposed to be offended by it (African Americans) call each other "******" all the time.

    So it is quite ridiculous and disingenuous to grossly overreact to every instance of this word by a white person. It is merely a superficial attempt to show how much you are against racism without any impact against real racism.

    PewDiePie was obviously not calling a black person a ****** so what is the big drama.

    Ps. I just noticed that this site actually replaces that magic word with asterix. That's how blasphemous this word is in the US culture.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
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  4. lripplinger

    lripplinger TS Addict Posts: 283   +98

    Yawn.......first comment I have posted on this site in a very long time.
  5. jtveg

    jtveg TS Rookie Posts: 28   +12

    So basically you are advocating for something worse than censorship. Blasphemy laws.

    The mere utterance of the blasphemous word in whatever context (except if you are an African American of course) shall be dealt with the harshest punitive measures.

    There is zero tolerance for particular words. Except of course this totally depends on your race. Something totally not racist.

    Irony much?
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,527   +3,038

    Well, I live in the hood and hear "the N-word" every time I walk out the front door. On the weekends, if I hear it once, I hear it 100 times a day.

    That's sometimes justified by blacks, a "friendly greeting between bruthas", or, "part of our culture".

    Myself I think, blacks use it constantly as a way of intimidating whites.

    Me, I think they should most likely get used to a resurgence of he "N word's" use by whites, lest we form a group and petition the US Supreme Court to reinstate our right to free speech.

    Hey wait a minute, are whites still even allowed to form groups?
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  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,527   +3,038

    Congratulations, you've achieved the rank of "Grand Groupie of the Snowflake Order of the SJW Clan". Your ceremonial earplugs will be mailed tomorrow
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,527   +3,038

    Myself, I'm rather partial to "porch monkey". I think it has a better flow. It just rolls off the tongue in a more lyrical and melodic way..(y)

    Also, "monkeys" are an evolutionary step down from from the great apes. Something which should be taken into account when formulating an accurate racial slur.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
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  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,527   +3,038

    Going back to Shakespearian times, I believe the slur was "Ethiope".
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  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,527   +3,038

    Yeah, it's click bait, which you swallowed hook, line, and sinker. :oops:

    Now pull the hook out of your lip, take your soapbox, and go preach on the corner.
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  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,527   +3,038

    It's sort of like the lily white Tim Cook of Apple coming out on stage and "saying, "we're not doing enough hiring of diversity". (Which BTW, actually happened).
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  12. Leroy Valentine

    Leroy Valentine TS Rookie

    Honestly I don't care for pewds but he shouldn't have said that the fact that he would say it offline is still bad it may just be a word but a lot of people get offended by it.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,527   +3,038

    Just don't let them breed with your sister. :eek: Oh wait, sorry, :oops: I forgot to ask, are you your own sister?
  14. Nohnaimer

    Nohnaimer TS Rookie

    I'm not saying that the word is not offensive, it's just that the amount of backlash for using it is, imo, just out of proportion.
    but just FYI, people get offended by many random ****. In Sweden a 53y.o. dude was convicted for eating a bacon sandwich in front of two muslim girls. If the way of political corectness keeps on going this ridiculous path one day we may wake up in a world where breathing is banned, because it steals oxygen that plants need to survive.
  15. Nohnaimer

    Nohnaimer TS Rookie

    My sis can go out with whoever she likes. I will judge this person by her/his virtues, nothing else.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,527   +3,038

    Apparently you've spent too much time in righteousness classes, and not enough in biology. During the process of photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide, and release oxygen. They're holding on for dear life against human encroachment, the likes of being slaughtered wholesale by logging, killed to make mall parking lots, and whatnot. So, if or when you go out today, thank a plant. If you're going to talk to a plant, please don't use any of that filthy language you've become instantly famous for. Mm, OK?
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  17. Nohnaimer

    Nohnaimer TS Rookie

    That's just the sugar synthesis process. Plants also use oxygen to breath like all living creatures, since they need it to oxidize the sugar to produre energy to live. Mm, OK?
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,527   +3,038

    Answer 1:

    By using the energy of sunlight, plants can convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen in a process called photosynthesis. As photosynthesis requires sunlight, this process only happens during the day. We often like to think of this as plants `breathing in carbon dioxide and `breathing out oxygen. However, the process is not exactly this simple. Just like animals, plants need to break down carbohydrates into energy. Oxygen is required to do this. Then why do the plants get rid of all the oxygen they produce during photosynthesis? The answer is, they do not. Plants actually hold on to a small amount of the oxygen they produced in photosynthesis and use that oxygen to break down carbohydrates to give them energy.

    But what happens at night when there is no sunlight which is needed in photosynthesis? Interestingly, in order to maintain their metabolism and continue respiration at night, plants must absorb oxygen from the air and give off carbon dioxide (which is exactly what animals do). Fortunately for all of us oxygen breathers, plants produce approximately ten times more oxygen during the day that what they consume at night.

    Which makes you 10% right, and 90% wrong, give or take.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  19. Nohnaimer

    Nohnaimer TS Rookie

    Thank You for finding the lengthy version of what I just wrote. I guess you are 100% (10%+90% give or take) incapable of reading few sentences and understanding them :(
  20. SpaceMonkey1479

    SpaceMonkey1479 TS Rookie

    If Sean Vanaman cares as much as he says he does about the use of such language in society then he should return every last penny he has made off the back of Pewdiepie. But he won't, because he's a hypocrite and would prefer to grandstand on Twitter, bask in the likes, and then keep raking in whatever money Pewds makes him. Glad I never bought his crap game now.
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  21. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,200   +479

    Some of these posts are done out of blind ignorance... and some of you have a privilege that will keep you from ever understanding why this is an issue. Some of you rationalize this by saying that words don't matter. Do you think all black people are okay with other blacks using this word? I am not okay with it and I have asked others to not use it. Do you all think this is the only slur that is unacceptable? I do not - many of the words used in this thread would never leave my lips. Would you be okay with your children using this language? I make sure my children know that none of these words are okay to use (yes, they have read them before due to the plethora of ignorant and/or insensitive internet users out there.) I'm not going to attack anyone in this thread but I beg you to do a bit of research on the struggles people have gone through simply because of the color of their skin (even within races) or their lineage. These aren't things you cannot do anything about but attack specific groups directly.

    Also, you can identify and do something about a problem without dropping everything else in the world. Just because someone takes a moment to explain disdain for a given topic doesn't mean that nothing else matters except this one thing. Yes, people are dying and are getting hurt all over the world but that doesn't make this event okay.
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  22. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 5,053   +4,089

    A few things.

    First, you can't position yourself as morally superior and then say you aren't going to attack anyone in the thread. The very act attempts to call into question the character of the people you are addressing.

    Second, this reasoning is precisely why anyone in this thread must walk on egg shells if put in front of a camera or if talking in a workplace they do not personally own. Everybody has struggles, some greater some lesser. Some trivial, others considerable. This does not magically make words or expressions or views inherently off-limits because the person using them may not identify with struggle X. It most certainly does not create tiers of vulgarity wherein one can drop f-bombs in the middle of every sentence without so much as drawing attention, only find themselves disemployed for making a joke about "wetbacks" at a bar.

    This all started with "Nigerian" for all the reasons you listed, and has expanded to cover everything under the sun because the condition applies to any group that can claim some form of victimhood.

    While I understand the point you're trying to make, as a verifiable "person of color" myself, this position is cancer. It achieves little more than promoting disempowerment under the guise of sympathy and decorum. 200 years ago American slaves were put down at gun point for rebellions. Today, "free" people are "psychologically harmed" by a Swede saying a word. A word.

    There's nothing virtuous or enlightened about that.
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  23. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 517   +244

    **** that maybe if I supported Vanaman I'd deserve that award. I don't condone the user of the N word, but the furthest I'd voice my opinion on it is "whoa dude uncool" then I'd move on cause I hear way worse from my family members and gamers online.
  24. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,200   +479

    How did I position myself as morally superior? I make mistakes just like anyone else. I've done things in the past (even very immediate past) that I try to learn from and if someone makes it clear to me that my actions feel like an attack on them then I try to see things from their viewpoint and not continue doing that action. It's almost like a kid putting their finger in another kid's face and the one with the finger saying "I'm not touching you so why should I stop?" You should just stop.

    There is a difference between talking to learn or understand and what has been happening in this thread - if you can't see that then there is nothing I can say to change your mind... regardless of your heritage.

    I don't think you understand the point that I'm trying to make. I am asking some of the folks who see this to take a step back and consider the things that have happened to get us to this place. This is a conversation not just for whites or foreigners who have at some point in history been labeled as oppressors, but for everyone. I talk to my white AND OTHER friends on a regular basis about some of the issues discussed here, not to make fun of it or even for shock value but to learn and keep from avoiding the difficult conversations. Just like a child who has done something bad and doesn't want to own up or look at the damage they may have done sometimes you have to just stop and look at what you've done, admit that it was wrong and learn to not do it so you can keep history from repeating itself.

    I'm not telling everyone to be an activist, just don't be part of trolling problem that always seems to drag these sort of conversations down. I do admit that I was disappointed in this thread - I really hoped more of our users were "enlightened" when it comes to these topics and more accepting to everything else since we already divide ourselves by cpu and gpu manufacturers on a daily basis.
  25. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 5,053   +4,089

    I'm typing this response on a cellphone, so this will be an abridged post. Will expand if necessary when I get home.

    1. Moral superiority: You expressed your disappointment in forum members, stated that they think bad things are okay, and asserted that you do not do these things.

    2. What has been happening in this thread: Men are doing what men do when weaker men throw a hissy fit: mocking them. If you do not understand why this happens or it's importance, you don't understand the perspective of the people doing the mocking.

    3. Taking a step back: We have taken a step back and analyzed why we are where we are. The tone and rhetoric that has come to characterize these threads over the past 5 years has changed dramatically. That is because a number of us have come to the realization that well-articulated, "insightful," "understanding" responses achieve nothing...because they are ignored and responded to with vulgarity and name-calling. Superior vulgarities and name calling at least shuts down the snowflakes (or the thread...whichever comes first).

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