YouTube, Disney Distances from Felix Kjellberg after 'Death to All Jews' Video, YouTube Red’s ‘Scare PewDiePie’ Season Two Cancelled
YouTuber, Felix Kjellberg also known as Pewdiepie, had posted a video with two Indian men holding a banner that captions “Death to All Jews.” Yet amid his 53 million subscribers, some didn’t take the video as a humorous joke but an anti-Semitic joke instead.
According to, Daily Mail, Pewdiepie had paid the two naked men holding the sign since he said that “I paid for this? I'm sorry, I didn't think they would actually do it.” He then stated on the video that he feels partially responsible and that might be his crude sense of humor. But, the YouTuber then further mentioned that he thinks there’s something funny about the video.
Furthermore, the alleged paid Indian men were reported to be from freelance company Fiverr. With that jokes said, it was already identified that Kjellberg has a total of nine uploaded videos that contains other anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery.
The YouTuber was reported as well to earn almost a total of $15million through Alphabet Inc.’s Google-owned company, YouTube. The company owned by Disney, maker Studios had already released a statement saying that “Although Felix has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate.”
With that said, Kotaku also reported that YouTube show, “Scare Pewdiepie” would also be canceled due to the case. Some of the executive producers of the “The Walking Dead”, as well as Maker Studios were mentioned to collaborate for the reason of that Season two.
The first Season is still posted on YouTube but a Season two would be no more. In addition, it was also stated that Youtube would also remove Pewdipie’s channel from “Google Preferred,” which is an advertising “brand-safe” content.
Hence, in Kjellberg’s defense, he stated on Tumblr that he wasn’t referencing to anti-Semitism. The YouTuber then pointed that the message that he was trying to relay was to show people about the crazy modern world specifically, the services available online. In which, he picked something absurd to him that the two men he paid would do for five dollars. Amid the event, people still aids Pewdiepie’s defense. Watch the video below.