PewDiePie rescinds donation to Jewish group after fan outrage

PewDiePie rescinds donation to Jewish group after fan outrage

The Verge stories that high YouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is rescinding a $50,000 pledge to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that opposes antisemitism and helps Israel. The donation, made within the wake of Kjellberg’s guffawing use of antisemitic imagery and racial slurs on his sport streams, didn’t go down effectively along with his followers.

I made the error of choosing a charity that I used to be suggested to as an alternative of choosing a charity that I’m personally captivated with,” Kjellberg mentioned within the video. “Which is 100 % my fault.”

Kjellberg beforehand addressed the criticism in opposition to his donation on Twitter, acknowledging that “making a donation to the ADL doesn’t make sense to everybody, particularly since they’ve outright spoken in opposition to me.” A spokesperson for the ADL instructed The Verge on the time that they realized in regards to the “potential donation when everybody else did: when he made the announcement on his channel yesterday.”

Relating to individuals who say bigoted issues as a “joke”, Ken White invented the Rule of Goats: “even in case you say you are solely fucking goats paradoxically, you are still a goatfucker.”

To which I now add a corollary: “And the goats are actually your followers.”

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