[Video] Teacher to kids: Retweeting PewDiePie promotes antisemitism, genocide
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Hardly a day goes by when PewDiePie isn’t in news. This is especially true these days, all thanks to the ‘subscribe to PewdiePie’ campaign, which has had fans doing all sorts of crazy and heartwarming stuff to garner more support for the Swedish YouTuber.
However, some fans have gone a step ahead, and done things that are not lawful. The T-Series website was barely up after being down for a couple of weeks, and today you’d have heard news about hacker fans of PewDiePie defacing the official website of reputed publication the Wall Street Journal.
PewDiePie himself broke this news on Twitter:
lol they deleted it, WSJ is still on angery list
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) December 17, 2018
And here’s what the hack was all about:
Now with video evidence: pic.twitter.com/JAnWv69RD7
— The Imaginary Axis- Tyler (@TylerAtTheAxis) December 17, 2018
Rajiv Pant, who is head of Product, Design, and Engineering at WSJ shared the following details about the hack:
A rep for Dow Jones, publisher of WSJ, said the company has removed the page, which was operated by a unit of their advertising arm. "Branded content" (advertising) pages aren't affiliated with The WSJ newsroom, and the WSJ's CMS/publishing system is "completely separate".
— Rajiv Pant 潘睿哲 राजीव (@rajivpant) December 17, 2018
But here, in this story, we are highlighting a new development, something which would raise questions about teachers’ role in school.
A Twitter user dubbed Rissian shared a video wherein we hear a person warning a group of kids against liking or retweeting stuff from the Swedish YouTuber. Rissian claims it’s their history teacher at school. Here’s the video:
Our history teacher told us that by supporting @pewdiepie, we are supporting anti-Semitism, racism, ignorance, etc. He also said that @WSJ is a very reputable news source. How ignorant can you get? The political arguments are more and more ironic daily. @ChrisRayGun @benshapiro pic.twitter.com/qg6BtrOhek
— Rissian (@Rissian9) December 15, 2018
Here’s the transcript:
And by every time you retweet one of these things, or every time you promote this idea, you are promoting ignorance, racism, genocide, antisemitism…..these are all things that you are putting forward when you are doing anything that promotes PewDiePie. So be careful about this. If someone decided to, if something would happen and PewDiePie were to be sued for this, you could be complicit if you retweet it, they can make you pay a fine as well, because you have officially published anti-Semitic things, so if you are republishing this stuff, you could get in trouble for it, be very aware that that is a real thing
While everybody is allowed to have personal views, a teacher discussing PewDiePie in a school class, saying promoting the YouTuber is promoting genocide and antisemitism, and concluding that retweeting his tweets could land people in trouble, isn’t correct to put it mildly.
Even PewDiePie has taken notice of this – here’s what he said:
RT if you're against everything this dumbass teacher is saying. https://t.co/VpevlwVgAu
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) December 18, 2018
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