With Racial Slur, PewDiePie Sparks Renewed Fears About Creators on YouTube


The grand-daddy of YouTube video creators, PewDiePie, will have a tough time shaking his racist grandpa image after letting a racial slur fly on a live stream this weekend.

The fallen YouTuber known as PewDiePie, Felix Kjellberg, with nearly 60 million subscribers, used the “N-word” when his gameplay went poorly during the live stream. The slur was just the latest offensive outburst by Swedish-born Kjellberg, who lost a deal with Disney’s Maker earlier this year for making anti-Semitic jokes.

On Monday, a number of YouTube personalities were afraid that Kjellberg’s latest incident would make it more difficult for the rest of their community.

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