YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg uploaded a video reviewing (and ultimately roasting) the apology videos of several controversial YouTubers - including his own.
PewDiePie’s original video was in response to a controversy where he used a racial slur during a livestream in September 2017, prompting an immediate wave of criticism.
Felix began the review of his apology video by taking issue with his posture and his expression, claiming that he seemed angry, and that his posture was in a ‘defensive position.’
He likewise responded to his claim that the slur was said “in the heat of the moment,” which has since become a meme used in reference to the toxic side of gaming culture.
“I didn’t mean for this to sound like an excuse, but it 100% comes across as an excuse,” he said of the statement. “I never should have said that.”
Following these words, he played another selection from his apology video where he stated that he wasn’t making any excuses, and laughed.
“...except you basically just made a bunch of excuses for it, you idiot,” he chuckled.
In addition, Felix addressed his position as a prominent member of the YouTube community, which he humorously claimed that he ‘keeps forgetting.’
“If you want to make a good apology video, just be honest,” PewDiePie summed up. “Don’t think that you can try and trick the internet, because you can’t.”
PewDiePie also took shots at the apology videos of YouTubers TmarTn, Laura Lee, and even Logan Paul, who has seemingly recovered from his controversy with the release of his YouTube Red movie.