PewDiePie’s Anti-Semitic Comments Have Made Him Popular with White Supremacists Dylan Duarte February 14, 2017 News Both Disney and YouTube have cut ties with YouTube personality Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg after he posted a series of videos containing bizarre anti-Semitic jokes and imagery. While his YouTube channel is still active (with over 53 million subscribers, the most subscribed-to YouTube channel in history), YouTube has canceled the second season of his reality show Scare PewDiePie and taken his channel off of their advertising program Google Preferred. The biggest offense seems to be a video containing an image of two men laughing and holding up a banner reading “Death to all Jews,” although he made anti-Semitic jokes in at least a few videos, so let’s not split hairs over which anti-Semitic gesture is the worst. They were “jokes,” of course, because calling something a joke is a pretty popular way of avoiding responsilibilty for something terrible you’ve said. The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist news website, has declared itself “the world’s #1 PewDiePie fan site,” and their banner now features PewDiePie next to an image of Adolf Hitler. Congratulations PewDiePie, your jokes are a hit! I’m not linking to them for obvious reasons. PewDiePie also recently caused a ruckus when he joked about joining ISIS, complained about the Twitter verified checkmark not being special enough, and he’s been under fire pretty consistently for the entire duration of his popularity for inappropriate comments, including flagrant use of the word “rape.” Hey kids, find better heroes. Share This With The World!