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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.



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infi
Posted 02:28pm 13/9/17
The only appropriate response is self-immolation and confiscation of all his assets by the state.
trog
Posted 05:24pm 13/9/17
That seems a bit extreme. Advertisers pulling their placements from his videos and parents stopping their kids from watching his videos seems like an more appropriate response.
Twisted
Posted 06:45pm 13/9/17
All seems pretty normal to me.



Pretty much that's open chat in the lobby in almost every game I join of PUBG.
trillion
Posted 01:47am 14/9/17
PUBG does tend to elicit some of the worst behavior i've ever heard between players in voice range of each other

i think it's just that kind of game, there's no objective other than to survive the longest and bring your team along with you if you can, if that's your play style

it's...harsh



Viper119
Posted 03:12am 14/9/17
Your behaviour under stress generally reflects your true character, so I'm not sure how 'mistakenly used the n word in the heat of the moment' explains his position. Why is that word in his vocabulary to begin with? Seems pretty flimsy to me.
shody
Posted 06:58am 14/9/17
PUBG does tend to elicit some of the worst behavior i've ever heard between players in voice range of each other


I think it's also the anonymous nature of PUBG's voice chat. If someone that isn't in my team is talking, I have no way of telling who it is, no indication of which avatar is talking, and certainly no idea what their username is.

You can see some of that stuff if they're talking after they kill you, but I find spawn island / the plane to be the real nasty voice chat areas.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/greater-internet-f***wad-theory

last edited by shody at 06:58:36 14/Sep/17
Spook
Posted 08:40am 14/9/17
how many times can old pewdiepie f*** up?

he's have to be close to blowing everything.
Hogfather
Posted 09:15am 14/9/17
Reaction was OTT but he has Disney as an advertiser now? Not the best look.

You just don't accidentally drop the N bomb if you don't normally use it.
notgreazy
Posted 10:42am 14/9/17
All seems pretty normal to me.



Pretty much that's open chat in the lobby in almost every game I join of PUBG.

hahaha holy s*** they started playing Islamic music. This is great
ravn0s
Posted 12:20pm 14/9/17
Reaction was OTT but he has Disney as an advertiser now? Not the best look.


they dropped him after the previous controversy.
deadlyf
Posted 01:42pm 14/9/17
Does anyone else think rap culture taking the word back and re-appropriating to mean something other than its racist roots has back fired?

Of all the racial slang I think it has to be the most prevalent and I think it is mostly because it has been normalized by rap culture rather than being reserved for purely racist intents. Like if someone uses the term G*** then you know they are a racist and not just someone influenced by some kind of pop culture but n***** or "n****" could just be used by someone who hears it everyday in the music they listen to without having any racial intent behind it.

Like I hardly ever hear any of the old racial terms anymore, to the extent that the closest thing I hear is when people simply say something like "the Asians" because people know that using those terms there is no defense for it and you can't pretend you aren't a racist after saying something like g***, c**** or abo in context.

Even in Australia where we don't even have a use for that word I feel like there are a lot of young white kids influenced by rap culture that feel like it's ok to use it amongst their friends.

Also anyone remember saying things when you were younger that you didn't even know were racist until you grew up? I remember saying gyp'd and jew'd when I was a kid not knowing that they actually were racial terms until I found out much later in life. Like I even thought jew'd was dew'd so it took a while to connect the dots and I still don't even really know what a gypsy technically is.
BladeRunner
Posted 03:41pm 14/9/17
You are probably right, Deadlyf. It has backfired. If no one paid any attention to the word and never really used it, we probably wouldn't be talking about it now.

If he was just using it in the typical "I got killed some someone in a video game" way then there is no issue. If he went to a black person and called them a n*****, then you got a problem.
Khel
Posted 04:53pm 14/9/17
Why is that his go to word when someone kills him in a video game though? Where does your head have to be at for that to be the word that just 'slips out' when you get angry?
Twisted
Posted 08:56pm 14/9/17
Why is that his go to word when someone kills him in a video game though?
You sure about that? The guy lives on YouTube making money from it and has done for years. For saying it once he's been crucified, so I'd hardly say its his go to word. I don't really watch his videos so I wouldn't know.
fpot
Posted 09:06pm 14/9/17
If he was just using it in the typical "I got killed some someone in a video game" way then there is no issue.
You think angrily calling someone a n***** because they beat you at a videogame is acceptable behaviour?
Hogfather
Posted 11:12pm 14/9/17
You think angrily calling someone a n***** because they beat you at a videogame is acceptable behaviour?

While livestreaming to kids.
trillion
Posted 12:17am 15/9/17
yeah the problem with non managerial controlled fame is that they just don't know when to end themselves
Hotcakes
Posted 10:09am 15/9/17
https://youtu.be/YmfqRunW4Ro

"Does anyone else think rap culture taking the word back and re-appropriating to mean something other than its racist roots has back fired?"
Actually its roots are that of a colour descriptor, but has since been replaced by 'black'.

"If no one paid any attention to the word and never really used it, we probably wouldn't be talking about it now."
This. Morgan Freeman has it right - race issues only persist today because we keep talking about race.

"For saying it once he's been crucified, so I'd hardly say its his go to word. I don't really watch his videos so I wouldn't know."
He's said it 'numerous times' in the past, though I've only ever seen one clip. This is just the first time since Murdoch started the Adpocalypse.

"You think angrily calling someone a n***** because they beat you at a videogame is acceptable behaviour?"
About as appropriate to use as c***.
Khel
Posted 11:43am 15/9/17
You can quote by sticking <quote> and </quote> tags around the bit you want to show as quoted

You sure about that? The guy lives on YouTube making money from it and has done for years. For saying it once he's been crucified, so I'd hardly say its his go to word.


I was just going by his apology video, he said he was angry and yelled the first thing that came to mind. For most people I'd imagine if you get killed in a game and you're angry you'd yell MOTHER F*****! or C***! or something similar, most people's first word that springs to mind to yell in anger wouldn't be n*****.
notgreazy
Posted 11:41am 15/9/17
https://youtu.be/YmfqRunW4Ro

"Does anyone else think rap culture taking the word back and re-appropriating to mean something other than its racist roots has back fired?"


Actually its roots are that of a colour descriptor, but has since been replaced by 'black'.

"If no one paid any attention to the word and never really used it, we probably wouldn't be talking about it now."


This. Morgan Freeman has it right - race issues only persist today because we keep talking about race.

"For saying it once he's been crucified, so I'd hardly say its his go to word. I don't really watch his videos so I wouldn't know."


He's said it 'numerous times' in the past, though I've only ever seen one clip. This is just the first time since Murdoch started the Adpocalypse.

"You think angrily calling someone a n***** because they beat you at a videogame is acceptable behaviour?"


About as appropriate to use as c***.<
Phooks
Posted 12:06pm 15/9/17
Rap culture doesn't exist, it's just a made up term. I don't think rap makes anyone become desensitized to the use of bad words and it certainly isn't glorified by society. The use of the n word by white people in no way signifies that they support using the n word with a hard R. For our society to be a "rap culture," we would have to universally accept rap in all aspects of our society, from our beliefs (religious organisations, law) to our knowledge (medicine) and any aspect of society that falls in between. So to all you white people living in the plush, first-world, Western civilisations crying out "rap culture," try living in Rwanda or any African country dealing with M.C. Solaar, and Positive Black Soul. Go see what real rap culture then maybe you'll finally shut the f@#% up... Cuz believe me, everyone is tired of your bulls*%&

Oh.

Wait.

No.

I meant the other one.
PornoPete
Posted 02:38pm 15/9/17
You still got all your teeth phooks?

How dem nazis goin' You dun punch dem yet.

I see dumb c****.

fpot
Posted 09:28pm 15/9/17
This. Morgan Freeman has it right - race issues only persist today because we keep talking about race.
That's dumb. Race issues still exist because racist people exist. Unless that's what you meant in which case I apologise.
PornoPete
Posted 10:18am 16/9/17
Race issues still exist because racist people exist.


Yeah like Charles Barkley. What a racist a****** he is.
Phooks
Posted 12:37pm 16/9/17
PP do you... Do you even read the links you post?

white supremacists never find fault with white America, which means that everything ailing black people is black people’s fault. For them, nothing—not even the monuments of white supremacy—is the fault of racism. We’re just doing it wrong.

I could explain to Barkley that a black child is more likely to go to an underfunded school, and how America spends $355 more per white student than it does on nonwhite students. I could point out that 84 percent of white people are killed by other white people, but no one ever mentions white-on-white crime. I could reveal to Barkley the disparities in business loans and hiring practices, but none of it would make any difference.


Apparently, we don’t focus enough on education and money, like the smart, genius Caucasians do, so ... umm ... that’s why the statues shouldn’t come down. Barkley answered a question about monuments to white supremacy by going into a rant about black-on-black crime and insinuating that it somehow had something to do with black people being dumb and poor. Because Barkley doesn’t want to hear logic. 



PornoPete
Posted 01:34pm 16/9/17
I do.

But you can go and flesh out why any of that means *Charles Barkley* is a white supremacist. I love how the article that definitely isn't a racist diatribe at all is filed under "stupid negros"

Punched any nazis recently?

*edit*
Let me flesh that out a bit. Vash is the undisputed leader of saying dumb s*** on Ausgamers, but that title is up for grabs.

Please Please Please, be the first person on ausgamers to unironically call a black man a white supremacist while scolding people for being racist.
PLEAAAAASE.
*/edit*
E.T.
Posted 03:29pm 16/9/17
Youtuber with a lot of followers says bad things in the heat of battle, film at 11.


I couldn't give 2 s****. Get a real job.
Spook
Posted 05:45pm 16/9/17
he may have to do that soon!
Hotcakes
Posted 11:21am 18/9/17
Man, you guys sure are antsy about quotes :p Y'all should complain to the site owners about their s*** house Comments system.

On a side note, is everyone being limited to posting once every 20 minutes here or am I just special somehow?

he may have to do that soon!

I'm sure his 57 million subscribers will just let him fall by the wayside.
infi
Posted 04:15am 19/9/17
You are very special.
Hotcakes
Posted 11:08am 19/9/17
Aww :D
Hogfather
Posted 11:37am 19/9/17
Man, you guys sure are antsy about quotes :p Y'all should complain to the site owners about their s*** house Comments system.

There's a mythical To Do List somewhere.
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