PewDiePie is a Youtuber and a star with a huge following of mainly younger people. Disney dumped him after a video called "Death to All Jews" was posted up and according to Variety, Maker Studios which is part of Disney is distancing themselves from the Youtube star. PewDiePie has an amazing number of subscribers - more than 50 million of them and his posts have pulled in more than 14 billion views. This makes the guy who started out playing games and posting them to YouTube possibly one of the biggest Youtube successes since the invention of the internet.
PewDiePie 'Jews' post was the last straw for Disney
PewDiePie was dumped by Disney after a video called "Death to All Jews" went online and in this one, which was one of about nine anti-Semitic posts by PewDiePie seems to have been the last straw for the Disney studio. There is no point in going off to search for the "Jews" video online as it seems to have been taken down. It was however reported by Gamezone, that the video that got PewDiePie into hot water started off with two hired Indians holding up a sign that was extremely anti-Semitic. Quite what is funny about them holding up a sign like this eludes many people, but he does have a lot of support from extremists. A neo-nazi website, the Daily Stormer labelled themselves PewDiePie's number one fan.
Anti-Semitic messages in PewDiePie videos posted since August
PewDiePie has been bringing an element of anti-Semitic messages into his posts since August last year and one of them reportedly showed a man dressed as Jesus saying "Hitler did nothing wrong." In the current political climate, the star, who said on Tumblr "I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive,” almost invited Disney's stance and one would think that they really had no choice but to dump PewDiePie.
In a statement to Variety, Maker Studios said that Felix (His real name) "has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate. Maker Studios has made the decision to end our affiliation with him going forward,"
What PewDiePie said about his anti-Semitic videos
PewDiePie's post on Tumblr also said “I make videos for my audience. I think of the content that I create as entertainment, and not a place for any serious political commentary. I know my audience understand that and that is why they come to my channel." He also said that he does not support any hate groups, which is a bit questionable, given the fact that he seems to have been pushing their agenda for some time now.
The Swedish Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, will probably get on just fine without Disney despite his anti-Semitic posts as he really is a megastar. As Gamezone pointed out, other companies are probably knocking down his door to sign a contract with him." #anti semitic #PewDiePie dumped by Disney #Youtube star PewDiePie