Pewdiepie Finally Realizes Nazis Jokes Are Bad
Earlier this year, YouTube sensation Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg caused some controversy after making anti-Semitic jokes in one of his videos. Maker Studios, a subsidiary of Disney, cut ties with him shortly after. Kjellberg apologized, but continued to use Nazis references in his humor. But now, he says he's going to stop making those kinds of jokes after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, Kotaku reports.
"At this point, I'd really just want to distance myself from all of this," Kjellberg says on his YouTube channel. "I remember back when everything happened in February, I was sort of like, 'I mean, they're just jokes. There's not actual Nazis out there, what are you talking about?' And then I look at [Charlottesville], and I'm like oh, I see. OK!"
"Believe it or not, I want nothing to do with these people," Kjellberg adds. "I have no hate in my heart. I only have hate for hateful people."