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PewDiePie Finally Apologized For Calling A Gamer He Didn't Like The N-Word: 'I'm Just An Idiot'

PewDiePie Finally Apologized For Calling A Gamer He Didn't Like The N-Word: 'I'm Just An Idiot'
From Uproxx - September 12, 2017

It took Pewdiepie a few days to finally hop on YouTube to express an apology for his latest remarks that have the gaming (and YouTube creators) world up in arms. Over the weekend, PewDiePie, while streaming in front of thousands of people (many of which are young easily-influenced people), reacted to his partner being killed in PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds by calling his opponent the N-word. This comes on the heels of Disney parting ways with PewDiePie, YouTubes most popular streamer, after he made anti-Semitic remarks last year under the guise of bad jokes.

It was something 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. Im not going to make any excuses as to why it did because there are no excuses for it, Pewdiepie said. Later in the stream, muttered that he forgot he was streaming, which makes one wonder if this is something he utters when the cameras are off.

Many have taken issue with the defense that the word just slipped out and that it was a heated gamer moment. Even if it was, the choice of words has critics asking why it was an option in the first place, especially from someone who is white and has faced controversy before. Those calling out the YouTube star just arent buying it.

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