Here's How YouTubers Are Reacting To PewDiePie's Downfall
16 February 2017, 16:45
It's a mixed bag.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that PewDiePie has been getting into some major trouble lately. After seemingly trolling the Internet more and more in recent months, PewDiePie seriously overstepped the mark when he made a series of antisemitic remarks and made a video where he paid two Fiverr creators who live in India to hold up a sign saying "death to all jews".
As a result, the two men- who use Fiverr as their main source of income- were banned from the site whilst PewDiePie appeared to get away with it. However, companies have now taken action and PewDiePie has since lost his highly lucrative partnership with Disney as well as being removed from YouTube's "preferred" advertisers list. At the time of writing, Felix hasn't responded to the drama but did tweet the following message:
However, a whole lot of creators have been sharing their views on the punishment and very public fall out that the world's biggest YouTuber is facing.
Here's a round up of what fellow creators think about the matter.
Despite the fact the pair have long been in a public fued, KSI was one of the first to defend Felix in a series of tweets. You can read more about his reaction right here.
Philip, as you'd imagine, has a lot to say on the issue and has made a video summerising his thoughts as well as tweeting on the debate. Like KSI, he seems to be on Felix's side.
Also to people saying this is the end of @pewdiepie's career...You are so incredibly wrong. He has the advantage here. You just don't see it— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) February 14, 2017
Speaking of videos, Jamie Pine has also made one to share his views on the subject and is in support of Felix. Warning: some people may find the footage of Hitler and the jokes made in this video offensive.
Is Felix actually a racist? H3H3 Productions have weight in with this video.
Ken gets his point across loud and clear.
Casey, as you'd expect, uploaded a video regarding the drama and makes a decent case about freedom of speech; it's well worth a watch.
It's interesting to note that, apart from Emma Blackery tweeting a heart to Felix and Akilah Hughes having a debate with someone on Twitter about the topic, we're yet to see many women speak their mind nor have we seen many YouTubers agree that PewDiePie was very much in the wrong.
We'll keep you updated on the story and do let us know your views in the comments below.