PewDiePie Issues Apology Video For Using Racist Slur In Online Stream
"I’ve learned nothing from all these past controversies..."
PewdiePie, aka Felix Kjelberg, aka the man behind the biggest YouTube channel in the world, has issued an apology video for his use of a racial slur during a gaming livestream last week.
Pewds posted the short video titled ‘My Response’ on Tuesday, admitting that he was an “idiot” and his use of the phrase was totally inexcusable.
Apologising profusely for dropping the ‘N-word’ during a live video in front of thousands of viewers, Felix said: "It was something that I said in the heat of the moment. I said the worst word I could possibly think of and it just sort of slipped out.”
Continuing his comments on the incident, Pewds went on: "I'm just an idiot, but that doesn't make what I said or how I said it okay. It was not okay.
"I'm really sorry if I offended, hurt or disappointed anyone with all of this."
Almost immediately after the racial slur slipped out during the live stream, the YouTube star with over 57 million subscribers was seen and heard insisting: “I don’t mean that in a bad way.”
Adding to his apology video, Felix said: "I'm disappointed in myself because it seems like I've learned nothing from all these past controversies.”
If you’re wondering what he’s referring to, Pewds has found himself in hot water after hot water over the last couple of years.
You might remember the previous backlash that kicked off when he was forced to defend himself over a shocking prank, involving strangers paid to hold up a sign that said ‘Death to All Jews’.
The anti-Semitic allegations saw him ditched from a huge Disney partnership and and having the second season of his YouTube Red show ‘Scare PewDiePie’ cancelled before release.
This is also the second time this year that PewDiePie has said the N-word on camera.
Words by Lucy Wood
Hmm, how about we change the subject a bit and have a watch of Caspar Lee's mum attempting to find him a date on Tinder?