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