Why did Disney work with PewDiePie in the first place — Twitter reacts

Getty Images              Felix Kjellberg is a top earner on YouTube making roughly $14.5 million last year

Getty Images Felix Kjellberg is a top earner on YouTube making roughly $14.5 million last year

In a separate screen, PewDieDie was covering his mouth using his hands.

Kjellberg said he used the online marketplace Fiverr to pay two men in India $5 to hold the poster and laugh and dance. While he was watching, he said that he is not anti-semitic.

YouTube's biggest star may be fading. All of his videos have been viewed more than 14 billion times. He worked with YouTube and Walt Disney Co, until this week.

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After reviewing his channel, the Journal found that the YouTuber had "posted nine videos that include anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery" between August 2016 and today. The second season of his Scare Pewdiepie YouTube Red show, which was slated to release this year, has been cancelled.

"We've made a decision to cancel the release of "Scare PewDiePie" season 2 and we're removing the PewDiePie channel from Google Preferred". It is a kind of service of the video-sharing site that shows advertisers the site's top-performing videos.

In December, PewDiePie accused YouTube of trying to "kill" his channel and has threatened to shut it down once he reaches 50 million subscribers, a move that turned out to be a publicity stunt. Maker Division is owned by Disney. Disney owns Maker Studios, which had a business partnership with PewDiePie in which he produced videos of himself doing things such as playing video games and putting himself into embarrassing skits and other situations.

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Realizing these videos were controversial, On January 17 PewDiePie posted a video (since then deleted as well) in which he tried to defend his actions. In their statement, Maker Studios said that PewDiePie has "clearly gone too far", and therefore they are ending their affiliation with him.

These incidents underline the fractions between traditional planned media and the YouTube-ification of media which grants anyone with a camera the chance to become an influencer. PewdiePie's effort to defend it as an attempt to be amusing falls flat. However PewDiePie insisted that he doesn't support any hate-based groups personally in any way. "It came to my attention yesterday that some have been pointing to my videos and saying that I am giving credibility to the anti-Semitic movement, and my fans are part of it as well for watching", he wrote.

Kjellberg also went on to defend his content in a blog post last weekend, saying it should be considered as entertainment "and not a place for serious political commentary".

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