PewDiePie Uses Racial Slur During Livestream Causing Outrage


Popular YouTuber PewDiePie has used a racial slur during one of his livestreams. This has led to outrage from many people including Sean Vanaman, the co-founder of Firewatch.

As reported by Gamespot and Eurogamer, PewDiePie said during a PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS livestream yesterday, “What a f**king n*****! Geez! Oh my god! What the f**k? Sorry, but what the f***?” he then laughed stating “I don’t mean that in a bad [way].”

This has led to some backlash from several people including Vanaman. The developer took to Twitter stating that he has vowed to file copyright takedown demands with any service that hosts videos of PewDiePie’s play throughs of Firewatch. The tweets from Vanaman can be seen below:

Vanaman went on to say that he does not have a Vendetta against streamers. He added that Campo Santo, the development studio he co-founded that created Firewatch, sent out over 3,000 keys for the game to both amateur and professional streamers. He also added that he loved streamers and watched them daily.

PewDiePie’s Firewatch let’s play has since been removed from YouTube. It is not clear if PewDiePie removed the video himself from YouTube or the video was taken down by the DMCA issued by Campo Santo.

From the time of writing this news, PewDiePie has not issued a response. We will update this post if a response is given.