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Was the PewDiePie controversy with Wall Street Journal a media stunt to bring him down?

Was the PewDiePie controversy with Wall Street Journal a media stunt to bring him down?

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Asked by F.William, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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G. Roland

G. Roland

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G. Roland, Professor, Austin

Answered Oct 31, 2018

For those who do not know, Pewdie Pie is known to be one of the YouTubers who use humor in order to get more views and fans. Some people believe that “The Wall Street” issue occurred because he thought that he could get away with the jokes that he would state. People feel that this is not a joke.

Even though he was backed by Disney in the past, Disney decided to drop him especially after the news hit the press. The “joke” was too over the top. He made an effort to actually make signs stating that Jews should be hated. Perhaps he does have strong feelings about this issue that he tried to lighten up by saying that it is just a joke.

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M. Wright

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M. Wright

Answered Jun 06, 2018

Well to answer this question, we first have to explain what happened with Pewdie Pie that lead to the issue with Wall Street. Pewdie Pie took his jokes and rather crass sense of humor too far and crossed a line when he began telling jokes about Nazis and Jewish people. The star was backed by Disney who said that it was going to break off ties with Pewdie Pie because of these issues.

These were not simply just jokes, he paid people to stand and hold a sign that said "Death to All Jews". The Wall Street Journal was the newspaper that ran the article and after the fiasco, Pewdie Pie continued to make inappropriate skits and call out people from the Wall Street Journal by name.

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