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Is PewDiePie a Racist?

Or: "Youtuber does a better job at journalism than actual journalists"

I hate to say it, looks like Trump was right.

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Somebody on ESPN was fired this week for using the word "guerrilla" to describe tennis play, but it turned into a racist.

YouTube is cracking down on everything on their site. This is the third time I have heard of the forced unsubscriptions and demotions, so it is not a surprise these days.

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Pewdiepie is one of the most popular YouTubers.
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Pewdiepie is one of the most popular YouTubers.

Why? I just looked this guy up like the first time ever and watched a couple of videos and they were just bizarre and not the slightest bit interesting or appealing.

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Idk, but he's overrated.

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Because people think he is funny. Or something.

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Because people think he is funny. Or something.
Hmmm. I guess I pretty much don't know who he is because I don't watch stuff just because it's popular. I have to have something in common with them or I just can't watch it. Which is kind of my biggest issue with youtube. The people I like usually don't last even though the stuff they're doing actually has substance.

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It's just an example of how quick establishment media is to label a comedian as that which he mocks.
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I don't watch his videos, but he is very popular, especially with teenage boys.
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This faux outrage by people who are too busy being offended to even understand the simplest form of humour is pathetic. If you watch the skit he made, it's clear that the joke is built around the fact that he sees anti-semitism as a bad thing. The attempt to portray it as some sort of endorsement video for hating jews is just... what?
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I don't watch his videos, but he is very popular, especially with teenage boys.
I think he's actually the most popular with teenage girls/women in their early 20's. The guy looks like he could front a boy band :-p

Back on topic; it's very stupid to take his vid seriously. But then again it's internet humour, stuff that the mainstream either doesn't get or wouldn't dare to try and reproduce and therefore has a stake in opposing. (Most of the outrage I've seen though has been from click bait sites/blogs who want the sweet ad revenue more than anything)

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Nope, It's an attempted character assassination by the lame stream media. They're a bunch of goons.

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Back on topic; it's very stupid to take his vid seriously. But then again it's internet humour, stuff that the mainstream either doesn't get or wouldn't dare to try and reproduce and therefore has a stake in opposing. (Most of the outrage I've seen though has been from click bait sites/blogs who want the sweet ad revenue more than anything)
The Guardian squeezed out the biggest turd of an article of 2017 yet with this case and included a line that's very telling of our time's journalistic integrity:
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The thing is, whatever PewDiePie meant doesn’t really matter.
The truth doesn't matter as long as there's a bigger agenda to push.
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More from the quoted supposed turd article.

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Oh come on! Surely that’s going too far? PewDiePie may be a moron, but surely he didn’t mean his jokes to actually stoke antisemitism, right?

The thing is, whatever PewDiePie meant doesn’t really matter. A joke is never just a joke, you see: it always has consequences. Jokes help identify and solidify social divisions. You either get the joke and you’re one of us, or you don’t get it and you’re one of them.

Jokes also help normalize unpalatable ideas. And, unconscious though it may have been, PewDiePie has already helped do just that: helped antisemitism become just a little bit more mainstream. After all, if a hugely popular YouTube star is saying that sort of thing then it must be OK, right?

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More from the quoted supposed turd article.
What they've done is taken things out of context to manufacture a smear campaign against one of the biggest Youtube cashcows for the sake of directing some profit into their own pockets at the expense of his popularity and the serious nature of the accusations.

The only ones responsible for actually spreading an antisemitic message are the media outlets posting those out of context screenshots from his Fiverr video. His joke never was "Death to all Jews" and how funny hating jews is, so the Guardian's grasp at the ethics of jokes is not fitting in this case.
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Pewdiepie is white and has blonde eyes and blonde hair.
He is a nazi.

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