PewDiePie Apologizes For Saying The N Word

PewDiePie Apologizes For Saying The N Word

The YouTube gamer issued another apology Tuesday, this time for using the N-word in a recent stream. He adds that the word "just sort of slipped out" in "the heat of the moment", where "I said the worst word I can think of". He admitted that as one of the most influential vloggers on YouTube, he "should have known better".

Many of PewDiePie's defenders right now are claiming some kind of moral superiority over the word, trying to make nonsense claims that "gamers aren't as sensitive as everyone else" and they're actually "removing the power of the word".

This, as you could expect, caused a fervor of backlash in the game industry and press, even prompting independent developer Campo Santo to file a DMCA takedown of all current and future videos Pewdiepie uploads of its games.

"I'm not going to make any excuses for what I did, because there are no excuses for it", he says.

SFWeekly picked up the story as the company who created a different game that Kjellberg often streams himself playing, 2016's Firewatch, chose to take immediate legal action to distance themselves from Kjellberg.

PewDiePie Issues Video Apology for Racial Slur: 'I can't keep messing up like this.'
PewDiePie Apologizes For Saying The N Word

It also makes all the more disingenuous some apologetic statements Kjellberg made in the wake of the incidents in Charlottesville this year, as real-life American white supremacists suddenly made worldwide headlines.

"I can't keep messing up like this". As BuzzFeed explains, Kjellberg only then chose to once-and-for-all distance himself from Nazi memes and jokes, saying, "If for some reasons Nazis think it's great that I'm making these jokes, I don't want to give them that benefit. But that doesn't make what I said, or how I said it, OK".

Kjellberg went on, "It's not that I think I can say or do whatever I want and get away with it". Watch PewDiePie's apology in the video below. I'm disappointed in myself because it seems like I learned nothing from all these past controversies. I'm just an idiot.

In case you're wondering what "these past controversies" refer to, he's referencing an incident earlier this year where he made several anti-Semitic remarks during his videos which resulted in YouTube canceling his YouTube Red series, Scare PewDiePie, and Disney-owned Maker Studios dropping him from their service.

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