BuzzFeed reporter gets trolled for trying to drag PewDiePie into new controversy

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Update (December 12):

PiewDiePie responds:

Original story follows:

PewDiePie recently kicked up a storm after media outlets highlighted the Swedish YouTuber endorsed a YouTube channel that features hateful, anti-Semitic videos. In fact, according to Huffington Post senior reporter Andy Campbell, every video on that channel features such kind of stuff.

Given this new controversy and PewDiePie’s history with Nazi-related comments (which apparently costed the YouTuber two successive YouTube Rewind videos), it’s natural that reporters are now trying to dig out other, related controversial stuff by the Swedish YouTuber.

Apparently in a similar effort, BuzzFeed News reporter Joe Bernstein tweeted a clip of PewDiePie playing a game. Bernstein alleged PewDiePie “laughed at a fan named “RabbiShekel” whose avatar is the famous anti-Jew Le Happy Merchant’.”

While the allegation looked serious, the reporter sadly got trolled after the first comment on the tweet tried to clarify the context.

Joe is being deceptive. Here’s the actual context. Pewdiepie laughs because the guy runs up and shoots a player that’s in the middle of telling Pewdiepie how much he means to him, cutting off the nice speech

Following this clarification, which seems correct, trollers had a field day. Take a look:

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