Legendary fighting game pro Dominique ‘SonicFox’ McLean made waves across social media due to his acceptance speech at the 2018 Game Awards. Since then, YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has weighed in on the action – but SonicFox isn’t impressed with his response.
PewDiePie addressed the 2018 Game Awards during an episode of ‘Pew News’ on December 11, where he brought up SonicFox’s acceptance speech for winning ‘Best Esports Player.’
SonicFox took to the stage in full fursuit to accept his trophy, addressing his status as a black, gay, furry man in light of his victory.
Although PewDiePie claimed that Dominique’s nearly three-minute-long speech “went on for way too long,” he likewise admitted that he liked the player’s “unapologetic” nature – despite claiming that he isn’t “the brightest.”
“I kind of like how he’s so unapologetic to who he is,” Pewds commented. “…I see this guy and how he presents himself. He’s 20 years old… he’s clearly not the brightest.”
SonicFox took note of Pewd’s comments and clapped back at the YouTuber in a series of savage Tweets, referencing his widely-criticized use of a racial slur during a stream in 2017.
“I don’t really care if PewDiePie mentioned me in his video,” the player wrote. “He, like many others, keep thinking my personality is being gay and black, and if that’s the case, you’ve missed the point already.”
There’s also some sense of irony being called not the brightest from him when he’s had his little heated gaming moment :skull::skull:
— FOX | SonicFox (@SonicFox5000) December 11, 2018
“There’s also some sense of irony being called not the brightest from him when he’s had his little heated gaming moment,” he continued.
PewDiePie is currently in the midst of yet another controversy, after being linked to an Anti-Semitic channel that he promoted during a ‘Pew News’ video on December 9. PewDiePie has since denied any knowledge of the channel’s problematic content, and has deleted any mention of the user from his video in response to criticism.