Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg announced in a video on Tuesday that he would allocate $ 50,000 to the Anti-Commitment League, as he tried to fix and “move” after the speaker Christchurch, New Zealand, said. PewDiePie “before he launched last year’s spring.
“Making a donation to the ADL is meaningless for everyone, especially since they have spoken against me,” Kjellberg said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I think it’s important. This is not my fight right now.”
Kjellberg’s decision to donate money sparked an introductory discussion among several commentators following his announcement on Tuesday that the anti-Semitic campaigner claimed he was infected by the ADL-an anti-Semitic group Jewish – to make it stand out on YouTube and social media. On Wednesday, Kjellberg posted a statement on Twitter on controversial comments, claiming he was giving a donation to “release” his arguments.
Kjellberg has often argued for the use of racist language and anti-Semitic images in his videos. After hiring two guys on Fiverr to maintain the “death to all Jews” label in 2017, Disney cut ties with him. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt thanked Disney for their move soon after the settlement.
“ADL celebrates Disney’s decision to cut links to PewDiePie after it posted YouTube videos containing swastikas and other anti-Semitic material,” Greenblatt said in a statement. speak at that time. “This not only crosses a line, but it is gaining popularity on the media world.”
The ADL did not respond to a request for comment.
Earlier this year, Kjellberg and his students, in an effort to keep his station the most popular subscription on YouTube, created the meme “Subscribe to Pewdiepie”. For weeks, the sentence spread across the media world, and even when it first started, it quickly picked up damage to the internet users. At the height of the meme, a shooter is inside Christchurch, New Zealand he quoted the sentence before killing 51 people in mosques. Shortly after the meeting Kjellberg asked his subscribers to end the meme.
Kjellberg’s decision to support the ADL with this donation was one of his first initiatives for the entire nation to take on the most prestigious and authoritative work responsibilities. Over the years, Kjellberg’s relationship with YouTube has weakened. But soon after he became an independent producer who had garnered 100 million subscriptions on the platform, he became friendly and YouTube sent out a Play Button award and thanked him for his success. and Twitter.
On Tuesday’s video footage in which Kjellberg first released his contribution, he doesn’t pay much attention to the controversy, but says, “I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way, but I’ve grown up.” He goes on to say, “I feel like this. I think I’ve got my attention set on my creative work – almost 100 million subscribers have been around for a long time, but you know.”