Thursday, September 14, 2017

Why do so many people still fuck with PewDiePie?

I don't want to spend too much time on this so let's get to it. PewDiePie, one of if not the most popular YouTuber of all time has fucked up again. This time around he just up and decided to call someone a "...fucking nigger!" during a stream last week.

Here is a clip from The Tall Black Nerd Gaming channel with a copy of the clip. If you don't want to listen to all of his commentary (but I think you should) the bit in question is at about 1:00.

This is not the first time this clown has said such stuff. Hell black people are not even the first group he has made racist remarks about.

But I think what saddens me the most is that people are lining the fuck up to defend him. Even more sad I don't think its because he's a white guy. Sure they factor in a little but I honestly think more prominent reason they are defending him is because he is a pop culture icon.

I'm seeing other YouTubers actually excusing the shit. Like actually trying to tell black people that what he said was okay because whatever reason.

I'm seeing people in comment sections sincerely trying to defend his words with everything from, "You don't even know if the other player was black" to "It's all about context!" to "It's just a word. Don't let a word affect you so much!"

I'm seeing social media blow the fuck up trying to cash in on the wave of attention to get Likes and Subs but clearly don't have anything valuable to say.

And of course there was the usual flood of people that are so desperate to come up with any excuse or reason they can to justify why white people should be able to use it. I really don't understand why people want to be able to use offensive words so badly. There are dozens of words that can be applied to any possible reason they would want to use the word nigger. In fact PDP quickly followed up by calling the person on the other end an asshole. So he knows there are other words.

It's a damn mess.

Yes while he did do an apology video I'm just not entirely convinced that he will be able to follow through on doing better. I mean if he does and cleans up his act I'll be happy to accept being proven wrong but this is not at least the third time he has said or done some racist shit

While I don't think this will be the last time we will see PDP say some nasty shit (personally I think he does this periodically for the attention because he knows and fears his fading relevance and eventual obsolescence) I do really wish this would serve a wake up call to the kind shit black people put up with. 

Maybe if some game developers start cutting their ties with people who say and do shit like that the streamers and icons would get it through their heads that that shit is not okay and saying and doing shit like that has real consequences.

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