PewDiePie 'sickened' after his name was mentioned during mass shooting in New Zealand

15 March 2019, 15:08 | Updated: 15 March 2019, 16:41

PewDiePie has responded after being named during a live-stream of a mass shooting
PewDiePie has responded after being named during a live-stream of a mass shooting. Picture: PewDiePie via YouTube

By We The Unicorns

"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."

Fellow YouTubers - including Markiplier and Jacksepticeye - and fans responded to Felix's tweet.

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.”

Our thoughts are with the innocent victims and their families.