PewDiePie Responds to Anti-Semitic Video Controversy
Three days after being cut out of business deals with Disney and YouTube for posting "anti-Semitic" content, PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) has responded to the recent backlash on his videos.
The Pewds admits that the joke he was making was in poor taste and went on too long, saying:
"I'm sorry for the words that I used, as I know they offended people...And I admit that the joke itself went too far."
But his apology wasn't the crux of the 11-minute response video he posted to his channel yesterday. Instead, he tried to debunk the validity of the original investigation done by Wall Street Journal -- claiming that the writer who published the expose was "obviously cornering" Disney and YouTube, framing the whole situation in a way that essentially forced them to end their partnerships with him whether they wanted to or not.
He even referred to the article in question as an "attack", saying:
"It was an attack by the media to try to discredit me, to try to decrease my influence and my economic worth."
Toward the end of the video, PewDiePie sent out a heartfelt "thank you" to all the fans who have supported him up to this point, and who have continued to support him throughout this scandal. And in true Pewds fashion, he wrapped it all up with a joke at the Journal's expense.
Check out the full video below: