Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:12pm 13/09/17 | 34 Comments
It was only a matter of time until YouTuber PewDiePie released an apology video for his use of a racial slur during a recent live-stream of PUBG. An event that triggered a response from Firewatch developer Campo Santo, which filed a DMCA take-down of PewDiePie's Firewatch content.
A move that triggered a somewhat unprecedented move on Steam, where a sizable chunk of the community has since proceeded to give the game negative reviews in a clear attempt to affect its rating. You can see the fruits of that campaign over at the Firewatch Steam page.
The apology video, which of course already has millions of views, is in response to broadcasting "What a f***ing n*****! Geez! Oh my god! What the f***?".
"It was something I said in the heat of the moment. I said the worst word I could possibly think of. And it just sort of slipped out. I'm not going to make any excuses as to why it did because there are no excuses for it.
I'm disappointed in myself because it seems like I've learned nothing from all these past controversies. And it's not that I think I can say or do whatever I want and get away with it. That's not it at all. I'm just an idiot."
This isn't the first PewDiePie apology video, who has over 57 million subscribers to his channel, and time will tell if it's his last.