PewDiePie 'sickened' after his name was mentioned during mass shooting in New Zealand
15 March 2019, 15:08 | Updated: 15 March 2019, 16:41
"I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person."
PewDiePie has said he is “absolutely sickened” after he was named by a gunman who live-streamed a mass shooting in New Zealand.
On Friday (March 15), gunmen open fired at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to reports, 49 people are believed to have died in the terror attack with many more injured.
Reports also emerged that the gunman was live-streaming the attack and is reported to have said: “Remember, lads, subscribe to PewDiePie” before.
In a tweet, Felix condemned the shooter saying "I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person."
Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch.— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) March 15, 2019
I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.
My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.
Fellow YouTubers - including Markiplier and Jacksepticeye - and fans responded to Felix's tweet.
You had nothing to do with this. Full stop.— Markiplier (@markiplier) March 15, 2019
The shooter, who should be forgotten to the ass-end of history, is only trying to create division. Anyone that believes or spreads the message that you were associated with this in any way is doing exactly what the shooter wants.
So sorry to see your name be attached to something so horrific.— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) March 15, 2019
The video has now been removed from social media. YouTube has also vowed to remove any footage of the shooting.
“Our hearts are broken over today’s terrible tragedy in New Zealand,” YouTube confirmed in a statement on Twitter. “Please know we are working vigilantly to remove any violent footage.”