Thursday, February 23, 2017

How bad is PewDiePie?

It was clearly a silly stunt mocking conventional sensitivities -- and that is in general no bad thing.   But anything that encourages antisemitism is undoubtedly deplorable.  Something should have been said in rebuttal of his slogans -- but then it was, in the WSJ.  I would have been  inclined to leave it at that

PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is the biggest star on YouTube. He posted a video from January where he used the service Fiverr to pay two Indian men to hold up a sign that said “death to all Jews.”

Last week YouTube and Disney’s Maker Studios severed their relationships with Kjellberg after the Wall Street Journal reported on his repeated use of anti-Semitic humor



Anonymous said...

to pay two Indian men to hold up a sign that said “death to all Jews.”

There is not any justification for such action.

Bird of Paradise said...

Here somes the WHINE,WHINE,WHINE from the little snowflakes

Anonymous said...

If you want to be a provocateur you get to pay the price if your employers are offended.

Spuriwng Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

the snowflakes time is coming up spring is less then a month away and the warm weather makes the little snowflakes melt and evaporate

Legs Sparrow said...

Hey some snowflakes fell early this morning but they have all about melted away I cant wait until spring when the snowflakes all melt away and disolve