PewDiePie’s Latest Video Is Literally Just About Killing Hitler
23 February 2017, 11:00 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:24
The self-awareness is strong in this one.
Let's not beat around the bush here; we all know why Felix is playing this game. After all the recent fallout between PewDiePie and the Wall Street Journal, do you really think it's a coincidence that he just happened to play a video game all about tracking down and killing Hitler? We don't think it is and judging by the opening of his video, Felix is more in on the joke than the rest of us are.
The game he's playing is the "Target: Führer" DLC for Sniper Elite 4; which allows players to "take down Hitler in as many ways as you can". In the hunt to find and kill Hitler, Felix takes great pleasure in scoping the best angles to shoot Nazi's in the balls, spine, skull and various other body parts. Whilst this may have just been another gameplay video two months ago, releasing a Let's Play of this specific game at this specific time is one of the biggest middle fingers Felix could have possibly thrown the media right now.
He also pokes further fun at previous controversies that have surrounded him by claiming that the video was "sponsored by WSJ" and that the second part will be "coming out on YouTube Red soon". No can be sure what exact message PewDiePie is trying to send by playing a game such as this, but we can safely assume it's an attempt to distance himself from the Neo-Nazi websites openly supporting his "anti-semitism".
Oh, and if you want the exact moment Felix shoots Hitler in the balls to be treasured for the rest of eternity, then here ya go. Just look at the joy on his face.
What do you think about the new PewDiePie video - Is it a joke too far or the perfect response to recent events? Let us know in the comments below.