BuzzFeed reporter gets trolled for trying to drag PewDiePie into new controversy
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Update (December 12):
Here's the actual clip btw, which as nothing to do with what he claims.
Just another example of people reaching for hits by writing outrage fiction.
Clip is funny af also✌️ pic.twitter.com/mn8y8UWeoI
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) December 12, 2018
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.
You're great at regurgitating PewDiePie's excuses, but you should read the story I just posted, which notes that every video on that channel — including the movie review Felix mentioned, has anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, etc
— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell) December 12, 2018
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’.”
Following on the news that @pewdiepie endorsed an antisemitic YouTuber, here’s a screenshot from a recent video in which PewDiePie played a shooting game with and laughed at a fan named “RabbiShekel” whose avatar is the famous anti-Jew “Le Happy Merchant” https://t.co/8m7XZ9PV7D pic.twitter.com/b8Qt0hyOyT
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) December 11, 2018
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
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. pic.twitter.com/E6vYe9fkG3
— Justin Whang 🐙 (@JustinWhang) December 12, 2018
Following this clarification, which seems correct, trollers had a field day. Take a look:
they really be fishing for anything they can do bring him down
— Kyo💗 (@flowerykyo) December 12, 2018
He laughed because that guy killed 257
— 「Weather Report」 (@4lt64) December 11, 2018
— Molarri (@totallymolarri) December 12, 2018
Saw "reporter for buzzfeed" immediately checked out
— Overlord (@Overlord_Comm) December 11, 2018
He laughed at the fan getting shot after showing his appreciation. Not the name. My goodness what are you trying to reach for here? What are you trying to prove?
— Ryan (@LilacIsPurple) December 11, 2018
Holy shit, that must be the pinnacle of investigative journalism
— said جلبي (@djalaby) December 11, 2018
I wish twitter had a dislike button for tweets like these
— Arika (@AkirafromOden) December 11, 2018
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