Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has once again been forced to defend himself in the face of more backlash for being linked to controversial YouTube channels.
PewDiePie first came under fire on December 11, when he promoted a YouTube channel called E;R that was found to have anti-Semitic content in one of their videos.
After having already made a video responding to the incident, PewDiePie has once again posted a response video after another article was written about him.
He starts out his latest video by saying that his goal of shouting out channels was to give back to smaller channels given his massive growth but also admitted to having made the mistake of shouting out too many.
“I shouted out 28 channels. This was clearly my mistake because I should not have picked that many god damn channels,” said PewDiePie. “Because obviously, I’m not going to go through every single video in their two-year history.”
While PewDiePie admits that it was irresponsible to shout out the video without knowing the full extent of the video’s references and jokes, he nonetheless disagrees with the picture painted by a Vox article that he is radicalizing hateful content.
In fact, he comes to the conclusion that Vox is actually doing the opposite of what they intend since E;R gained more subscribers after their series of articles than when he shouted them out.
“E;R should really thank the media more than me,” concludes PewDiePie. “[Vox] are aware of the damages that [they] say it’s causing but [Vox is] causing more damage?”
PewDiePie then ends his video with a theory on why Vox has been “targeting him” with their series of articles while admitting that it’s only a hunch and not a theory with concrete evidence.
“I have more influence than a lot of media outlets, and they hate that,” PewDiePie concludes before referencing an article that details Vox Media’s decline in revenue in 2018.
Even though it seems as though this issue has been talked about at length already, it’s likely that this won’t be the last we hear of it anytime soon.