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PewDiePie responds to the recent racial slur debacle

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Unless you’ve been living on a different planet for the past week, you would have probably heard about the latest controversy surrounding the world-famous YouTuber PewDiePie. My colleague Han shared her opinion about the debacle and the fallout thereof earlier this week, which you should definitely give a read.

Now, PewDiePie has responded to the controversy in a new video, which you can watch at the bottom of this article. In the response, PewDiePie directly addresses his use of the racial slur, saying that he is sorry if he “offended, hurt or disappointed anyone” and continues on by explaining that he wants to improve himself.

Below, you can read an extract of his response:

You probably won’t believe me when I say this but whenever I go online and I hear other players use the same kind of language I did, I always find it extremely immature and stupid. And I hate how I now personally fed into that part of gaming as well. It was something I said in the heat of the moment. I said the worst word I could possibly think of.

And it just sort of slipped out. I’m not going to make any excuses as to why it did because there are no excuses for it. I’m disappointed in myself because it seems like I’ve learned nothing from all these past controversies. And it’s not that I think I can say or do whatever I want and get away with it. That’s not it at all. I’m just an idiot.” – Source

The community will obviously still be divided by his actions and you have to remember that he has such a big following (57 million subscribers), which can influence a lot of people. PewDiePie himself said in the video that “being in the position I am, I should know better. I know I can’t keep messing up like this”. It definitely sounds like an apologetic response, but it remains to be seen how people will react to his response.

You can watch PewDiePie’s full response in the video below and then tell us what you think about his response and the whole debacle in the comment section.

Source: Game Rant

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