PewDiePie attempts to distance himself from Christchurch Mosque shooter who pledged support (READ THREADMARKS)

falcondoc

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Oct 29, 2017
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PDP is a piece of crap - of course he is being a coward. His stans are pathetic.

But unfortunately, mainstream thinks he is getting a raw deal. Already seeing a lot of defense for him on reddit in big way.
 

Seesaw15

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Oct 27, 2017
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This thread is interesting.
You gotta wonder why PDP remaining the king of Youtube instead of a channel run by brown people caught on with these types. Its almost as if keeping a racist white dude as the dominant figure on such a huge platform is important to white supremacist.

Lets cut the crap. Its started as a racist dog whistle meme and it remains one. "Subscribe to PewDiePie" is as much of a meme about the little guy vs the big corporation as GamerGate was about ethics in journalism. It was always about keeping youtube white.
 

SecondNature

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Oct 25, 2017
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Is anyone able to access r/pewdiepie_submissions? It seems its gone?

The main sub is made private, what happened to the alt? It was quarantined but now i dont see it
 

Kerotan

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Oct 31, 2018
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is there a list of youtubers that first reaction to this tragedy was "don't blame this on pewdiepie"?
it could be added on the first post of the topic.

it would be interesting, people need to review their subscriptions...

My first unsubscribe was SkillUp, I like his videos, but this was pathetic.
he doesn't need to talk about politics and the tragedy, but he if he needs to say something, obviously was to defend his buddy that flirts with nazi content every now and then.

so, bye SkillUp.
I see Jacksepticeye has shown support. This guy is one of the biggest content creators after Pewdiepie.

 

Siggy-P

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Mar 18, 2018
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Being extremely generous:


PewDiePie has, at very minimum, been a purposeful springboard for his viewers to get into extreme right views, by directly advocating and directing his fanbase towards the likes of Ben Shapiro and other anti-Islam white supremacists.

He probably didnt directly inspire this shooting, however, he has definitely repeatedly directed his audience towards the sort of people and the specific people that did inspire the shooting. And advocate similar things

He has certainly given the impression that he advocates extreme right wing extremist ideologies and the subscribe to PewDiePie meme has become a part of that.
 

Hagi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not sure how you'd even begin to process the fact that a mass shooter name dropped you regardless of it being a meme or not before he murdered a load of innocent people. You'd hope there would be some self reflection going on about the toxic shit he's said in the past. That or just disappear into the night never to be seen again.

Of course someone said in the comments he is the real victim my lord I hate these people
I saw one person say that but they were being sarcastic.
 

Loudninja

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Oct 27, 2017
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Not sure how you'd even begin to process the fact that a mass shooter name dropped you regardless of it being a meme or not before he murdered a load of innocent people. You'd hope there would be some self reflection going on about the toxic shit he's said in the past. That or just disappear into the night never to be seen again.



I saw one person say that but they were being sarcastic.
So very hard to tell now man I read so much vile stuff today.
 

smurfx

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Oct 25, 2017
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Being extremely generous:


PewDiePie has, at very minimum, been a purposeful springboard for his viewers to get into extreme right views, by directly advocating and directing his fanbase towards the likes of Ben Shapiro and other anti-Islam white supremacists.

He probably didnt directly inspire this shooting, however, he has definitely repeatedly directed his audience towards the sort of people and the specific people that did inspire the shooting. And advocate similar things

He has certainly given the impression that he advocates extreme right wing extremist ideologies and the subscribe to PewDiePie meme has become a part of that.
he knows at this point what he is doing. plenty of people have pointed it out to him how his audience is essentially prime meat for people looking to radicalize them. he keeps associating with people who are conduits to this radicalization as well so that's why i don't really care that people go after pewdiepie. fuck him he's had enough chances to do something about it.
 

Izayoi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Google is complicit in this whole mess, as far as I'm concerned. They clearly have no desire to take control of the hateful rhetoric that is hosted on their platforms, and will continue to let it flourish because it makes them money.

The fact that nothing has been done to warn or control PDP's channel is all the proof you need.
 

SunKing

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Oct 25, 2017
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Add Jack to the fucking list.

How about saying sorry for the ACTUAL victims & their families, friends, and community, you piece of shit?
 

Mandikiri

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Apr 21, 2018
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Boston, MA.
This whole situation has had me extremely angry for the whole day! I can't take this anymore, all these shootings, all these racism, I am tired of all of it!

Fuck anyone that's racist. Fuck anyone that also support Trump, PewPewDie (or whatever his stupid name is) and fuck anyone that is a racist piece of shit!

Sorry I am just pissed off!
 

Simply Sami

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Oct 27, 2017
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he knows at this point what he is doing. plenty of people have pointed it out to him how his audience is essentially prime meat for people looking to radicalize them. he keeps associating with people who are conduits to this radicalization as well so that's why i don't really care that people go after pewdiepie. fuck him he's had enough chances to do something about it.
Exactly all it needed was him to denounce these people or say my views are nothing like these people.

He’s probably worse than Trump in this regard. Atleast you can say Trump is using these people for votes despite being a scumbag. Why does Pewdiepie need them? His channel won’t die if he denounces them. Why’s he afraid of?
 

Siggy-P

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Mar 18, 2018
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he knows at this point what he is doing. plenty of people have pointed it out to him how his audience is essentially prime meat for people looking to radicalize them. he keeps associating with people who are conduits to this radicalization as well so that's why i don't really care that people go after pewdiepie. fuck him he's had enough chances to do something about it.

Reminds me back when Totalbiscuit would retweet people he disagreed with or didn't like knowing that his followers would attack them. He got called out on it multiple times and even warned by Reddit mods by still did it. And he's not he only one, many big personalities on social media do it.

There comes a point were people have to be aware that when they have thousands to millions of followers, what they say or do has genuine repurcussions. It inspires their audience to do things and take on or accept certain attitudes and viewpoints. And PewDiePie definetly knows what he's doing when he advocates these people.
 

Foot

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Mar 10, 2019
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This whole situation has had me extremely angry for the whole day! I can't take this anymore, all these shootings, all these racism, I am tired of all of it!

Fuck anyone that's racist. Fuck anyone that also support Trump, PewPewDie (or whatever his stupid name is) and fuck anyone that is a racist piece of shit!

Sorry I am just pissed off!
I think we all are, no need to apologize.
 

teacup

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Oct 28, 2017
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So when is resetera going to have a serious chat about banning these fuckers like PDP and their supporters from the forums? Deplatforming works. Maybe we can’t get them off YouTube but we can sure as well have any defence of PDP bannable as if you just defended a homophobic post or something like that.
 

L Thammy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Reminds me back when Totalbiscuit would retweet people he disagreed with or didn't like knowing that his followers would attack them. He got called out on it multiple times and even warned by Reddit mods by still did it. And he's not he only one, many big personalities on social media do it.

There comes a point were people have to be aware that when they have thousands to millions of followers, what they say or do has genuine repurcussions. It inspires their audience to do things and take on or accept certain attitudes and viewpoints. And PewDiePie definetly knows what he's doing when he advocates these people.
I can't think of Totalbiscuit without thinking of how he came out as a Gamergater - he did it to win the "why didn't Gamergaters comment on the Shadow of Mordor issue which was a legitimate issue of ethics in gaming journalism" argument by retconning himself as a Gamergater that had talked about, although at the time he was insisting he was neutral in his defenses of Gamergate.

It seems like how it is with a lot of these folk. They want to spout something vile but they're afraid of the consequences, so it's just a huge dance as they try to straddle the line as tightly as they can. Whether it's Boogie yelling at feminists and liberals to meet him in the enlightened middle while groveling at the feet of racists and sexists, or it's PewDiePie hanging around his racist bros, playing hugo boss dressup, shouting slurs and then crying crocodile tears when someone points it out to him.
 

L Thammy

Spacenoid
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Oct 25, 2017
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So when is resetera going to have a serious chat about banning these fuckers like PDP and their supporters from the forums? Deplatforming works. Maybe we can’t get them off YouTube but we can sure as well have any defence of PDP bannable as if you just defended a homophobic post or something like that.
Maybe if enough of the PewDiePie supporters post in this thread we won't need the conversation anymore!
 

Loanshark

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Nov 8, 2017
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Being extremely generous:


PewDiePie has, at very minimum, been a purposeful springboard for his viewers to get into extreme right views, by directly advocating and directing his fanbase towards the likes of Ben Shapiro and other anti-Islam white supremacists.

He probably didnt directly inspire this shooting, however, he has definitely repeatedly directed his audience towards the sort of people and the specific people that did inspire the shooting. And advocate similar things

He has certainly given the impression that he advocates extreme right wing extremist ideologies and the subscribe to PewDiePie meme has become a part of that.
I dont think you are being extremely generous, I simply think this is straight up the best description here of what PDP is guilty of. It could be worse, we dont really know exactly what goes on in that spastic head of his, but we can be fairly certain that this is the minimum, as you rightly point out.

Something that would be very interesting but also time consuming would be to look into what statements PDP has made that directly go against this type of right wing mentality. Has he ever defended LGBTQ individuals or movements? Has he ever preached tolerance or inclusion, has he ever said things that might antagonize right wingers? If these types of statements are virtually absent from the thousands of hours he has been on air, then that would certainly help zero on in his true beliefs, considering what we already know about the things he actually DOES say.
 
Dec 4, 2018
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I can't think of Totalbiscuit without thinking of how he came out as a Gamergater - he did it to win the "why didn't Gamergaters comment on the Shadow of Mordor issue which was a legitimate issue of ethics in gaming journalism" argument by retconning himself as a Gamergater that had talked about, although at the time he was insisting he was neutral in his defenses of Gamergate.

It seems like how it is with a lot of these folk. They want to spout something vile but they're afraid of the consequences, so it's just a huge dance as they try to straddle the line as tightly as they can. Whether it's Boogie yelling at feminists and liberals to meet him in the enlightened middle while groveling at the feet of racists and sexists, or it's PewDiePie hanging around his racist bros, playing hugo boss dressup, shouting slurs and then crying crocodile tears when someone points it out to him.
Fascists and fascism have always been about being scared of others, of being outed for being pieces of shit, and even outright terrified of being held accountable for what they do. This is the modern version of a thing that goes on since when people decided they were tired of being fucked over by kings so they wanted to be fucked over by dictators.
 

HardRojo

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Oct 25, 2017
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This is the kind of shit that'd make someone take a step back, analyze what they've been doing, what it has caused, and reanalyzing what their next steps will be. If this shit doesn't do that for PDP, nothing will.
 

rjinaz

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Oct 25, 2017
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And so were a lot of people here...
he just meant he is a somewhat famous person that used to participate on gaf, not, he's bad, he was on gaf.
No shit Sherlock. I was just mentioning it.
I remember. He used to be one of the only people I subscribed to on youtube. I loved his videos, especially the VR stuff. I'll need to go check and make sure I'm not still subscribed. Anybody feeling bad for poor pewdiepie on this day can fuck right the fuck off.
 

StreaksFox

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Oct 29, 2017
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No one should be surprised that Youtube stars are all coming together to say PewDiePie did nothing wrong (Markiplier tweeted something similar earlier). It happened 2 years ago when PewdiePie was accused of antisemitism after losing Disney. I honestly think most of them will look out for one another regardless of what they're accused of.
 

Nanashrew

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Oct 25, 2017
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So when is resetera going to have a serious chat about banning these fuckers like PDP and their supporters from the forums? Deplatforming works. Maybe we can’t get them off YouTube but we can sure as well have any defence of PDP bannable as if you just defended a homophobic post or something like that.
Deplatforming works, but banning discussion on PDP on era isn't deplatforming him very much. The guy has a very wide spread reach thanks to YouTube and Twitter. Those are the platforms he should be deplatformed from. If anything, we should eventually have a thread of all his controversies and things that lead up to this point so people can see the direct escalation of his content and what he has introduced people to that can/have radicalize people. He helped introduce people to a rabbit hole of conspiracies, hate, and genocidal tendencies through his influence with his actions and who he keeps contact with and allows on his show or contributes to his show.

And with a thread like that, we'd have readily available information to show those who may not be aware of PewDiePie's actions and influence on people.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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No one should be surprised that Youtube stars are all coming together to say PewDiePie did nothing wrong (Markiplier tweeted something similar earlier). It happened 2 years ago when PewdiePie was accused of antisemitism after losing Disney. I honestly think most of them will look out for one another regardless of what they're accused of.
Ding ding ding.

These guys only care about their livelihoods being affected by this.
 

Kerotan

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Oct 31, 2018
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So have any of us reported this to any news outlets yet? 'Cause uhh....maybe it's time parents find out who their kid's favorite youtuber is.
I think it's only possible when signed into his channel but I'd love to know what his viewer demographics are. When he started it was probably mostly teenagers and kids but I've a feeling it's mid to late teens and 20's now. Anyway to find out?
 

Hate

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Oct 26, 2017
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User Banned (2 Weeks): Downplaying hate speech + History of dismissive drive-by.
Focusing on the wrong things.
 

L Thammy

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think it's only possible when signed into his channel but I'd love to know what his viewer demographics are. When he started it was probably mostly teenagers and kids but I've a feeling it's mid to late teens and 20's now. Anyway to find out?
There seems to be data on that available. It's late teens, early twenties that's the main area.

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/pewdiepie-reveals-his-channel-statistics-after-alinity-suggested-all-his-fans-were-9-year-olds-110491

Bonus points, this article starts by referring to an incident I don't remember hearing about where PewDiePie another YouTuber a thot.