Did PewDiePie really deserve the smear campaign brought on by WSJ?

Media has always been trying to smear with countless articles talking about how he’s going to be taken over by other YouTubers. Such as RyanToyReviews, etc. Well WSJ has done it again. They have taken another jab at PewDiePie this time with it actually effecting Felix. WSJ had taken things out of context, and generalized a bunch of content of his to having Nazi messages pictures of Hitler, etc.

Now there’s a huge problem about this picture below. This was from a video made about 2 months ago titled “I’m Racist?”, and the part that they had shown was talking about how the media consistently takes everything PewDiePie does out of context.

From what I can tell they summarized the videos in their whole and forgot to mention what they were about. WashingtonPost only mentioned that Felix had shown a Hitler speech in his video on Sept. 24th when in fact he was talking about how the media takes things out of context which the WP is doing as it stands in their article about this matter. They are branding this as hate speech when this is anything but hate speech.

It’s shocking that the media has to resort to things like this as it stands I don’t believe any of the current articles about this matter explain the situation at all, and are only adding fuel to the fire. It really seems we’ve hit the snowflake generation where we cannot make jokes about anything without offending an entire set of people on the internet.

Currently Felix (PewDiePie) has been removed from the Google Preferred program which shows his videos to advertisers as a family friendly channel, Maker, and Disney have both dropped him from their MCN. He can still monetize his videos, but he won’t be shown to certain advertisers or advertised as much as other channels who are still in the Preferred program.

Maker Studios explained that they had severed ties with Felix in a statement to Variety. “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. Maker Studios has made the decision to end our affiliation with him going forward.”

Felix, in a post on his Tumblr account on Sunday, made a sound statement that he knew his viewers would understand the jokes he had made aganist Jewish people. “I know my audience understand that and that is why they come to my channel.”

There needed to be clarification from the WSJ and other participating websites, that would explain what the videos they had “reviewed” were about and maybe this wouldn’t have blown up as much as it had. Maybe even have called the article “Is PewDiePie taking things too far?”

 

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