YouTube cancels Scare PewDiePie premium show

16 February, 2017, 00:15 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • Disney's Maker Studios Cuts Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie After Anti-Semitic Videos

"We've chose to cancel the release of Scare PewDiePie Season 2 and we're removing the PewDiePie channel from Google Preferred", a YouTube spokeswoman said.

Kjellberg, a big star of Disney-owned Maker Studios, has 53 million subscribers to his "PewDiePie" YouTube channel.

A Maker Studios' spokeswoman reportedly said, "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". Additionally, YouTube is "removing the PewDiePie channel from Google Preferred", an ad program for "stars" that are most desirable to advertisers. Maker contracts with individuals such as Kjellberg to produce videos for various YouTube channels.

All this would likely put a dent in Pewd's income, but he's still allowed to monetize videos through the usual ways on YouTube.

Owning over 53 million subscribers on Youtube, Kjellberg earned a whopping 15 million US dollars in 2016 before tax from ad revenues on his Youtube channel.

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Kjellberg (pronounced SHEHL'-burg) pulled the video showing the two men displaying the anti-Semitic sign, but it is excerpted in a Wall Street Journal video. The video streaming service that once hosted the very same content is distancing itself from the Internet personality by canceling his show and delisting him from its premium advertising.

YouTube And Disney' Maker has severed ties with YouTube Megastar vlogger PewDiePie when in his channel he uploaded videos that appeared to be anti-semitic. He had been known to parade Nazi imagery so often even Richard Spencer, the neo-Nazi best known for being punched in the face on live TV, questioned if he was one of them. The latest of said shenanigans was a video of him paying a pair of men to hold up a sign saying "Death To All Jews", bit him referencing Hitler and Nazis aren't uncommon in his videos either.

In blog post Kjellberg said he was making jokes, but realizes now that they were offensive. YouTube may now become more vigilant in cracking down on influencers in a "ripple effect" stemming from the PewDiePie dustup, sources told the Journal. "I know my audience understand [s] that and that is why they come to my channel".

"I think of the content that I create as entertainment, and not a place for any serious political commentary", Kjellberg insisted. He affirmed that he does not promote or support such hate-based groups.

"Though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive", he admitted.

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