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monocle_layton said:
Volterra_90 said:

Late to the party, but does anybody know what was the actual joke? I'm now reading tons of things through Internet, and I'm getting tons of different responses.

I'll explain step-by-step

 

1. There is a website that has people say anything you want for $5. They typically have a special 'theme' to them as well- one person may dress up as santa, jesus, etc.

2. Pewdiepie said screw it and thought he'd two dudes to say "Death to all Jews", with a message saying "Subscribe to Keemstar" appearing on the video.

3. The two dudes actually did it, and he uploaded it.

4. Everyone started calling him a nazi and antisemitic. Neonazis ended up supporting him, so that didn't help.

5. Media chose to pounce on the topic, cause logic.

6. Disney/Youtube cancel shows- everyone is celebrating.o

7. Pewdiepie apologizes, makes it clear he doesn't support antisemitism or neonazis. Unfortunately, it seems like you can only completely love or hate a person. I don't support what he did, but calling him antisemitic/nazi is pretty low...

And... that was everything? In what way is that anti-semitic? OK, the joke went probably a bit too far, yep. But in context, it seems like he tried make fun of that website sending them the most offensive thing he could think about. I wouldn't label him as an antisemtic because of a joke. That sounds like witch-hunting to me. Still, the guy has to be more careful about the jokes he posts. People might be sensitive about that, and I could understand it. It was just a mistake, nothing else.



Volterra_90 said:

And... that was everything? In what way is that anti-semitic? OK, the joke went probably a bit too far, yep. But in context, it seems like he tried make fun of that website sending them the most offensive thing he could think about. I wouldn't label him as an antisemtic because of a joke. That sounds like witch-hunting to me. Still, the guy has to be more careful about the jokes he posts. People might be sensitive about that, and I could understand it. It was just a mistake, nothing else.

That was literally everything. Not the best joke, but calling the guy anti-semitic is redicules. The Wall St. Journal did it for the clicks and to cause a shit storm. WSJ should be the ones under fire for falsifying this whole thing. I think once word spreads of what really happened people will get a grip. 



smroadkill15 said:
Volterra_90 said:

And... that was everything? In what way is that anti-semitic? OK, the joke went probably a bit too far, yep. But in context, it seems like he tried make fun of that website sending them the most offensive thing he could think about. I wouldn't label him as an antisemtic because of a joke. That sounds like witch-hunting to me. Still, the guy has to be more careful about the jokes he posts. People might be sensitive about that, and I could understand it. It was just a mistake, nothing else.

That was literally everything. Not the best joke, but calling the guy anti-semitic is redicules. The Wall St. Journal did it for the clicks and to cause a shit storm. WSJ should be the ones under fire for falsifying this whole thing. I think once word spreads of what really happened people will get a grip. 

The perfect turn of event would be that it'd backfire against the WSJ. But that won't happen. 



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He didn't even say anything anti semetic The WSJ just wanted clicks. 



VGPolyglot said:
Lawlight said:

So, you cannot say how? Surprise, surprise...

Property laws favour richer people, and as whites are generally richer than blacks, obviously they're going to get the short end of the stick. There's also stop & frisk, in which visible minorities are mainly targeted. There's also of course slavery that for non-prisoners until the 1960s and the discriminatory laws that existed until the 1960s, which greatly prevented blacks from improving their financial well-being. And when the slavery laws were abolished they made in exception for criminals, so the prison system is used to keep blacks enslaved, and even when they leave prison their criminal record makes it very difficult to find a job, and when they can't find a job they get desperate, and when they get desperate they're more likely to commit what was chosen to be a crime.

Property laws favour the rich irrespective of their skin colour. So, you can strike that point out.

Stop and frisk laws do not specify that the target has to a minority. I wonder how many Asian get stop and frisked in New York...

You're then on to laws that have been abolished for half a century or more.

So you haven't said how laws are disadvantageous to black people.



AZWification said:

Not a fan of his content, but he was just making jokes. Were the jokes a bit too much? Sure, but still..

That's the thing, he was making requests he didn't think people would actually fufill.

Would he did sounds much worse than the actual video.



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So I watched all the movies, never really watched his show or movies in the past and its a wrong decision by youtube to cancel his show I can imagine disney doesn't want to have this sort of humour because it doesn't fit their portfolio but thats all it was, jokes. And Google and Youtube should support him in name of freedom of speech.

Sure its a little more confronting when people make the jokes as people instead of in a show like south park or family guy but its very relatable and some people enjoy it and when you watch the content itself he did not mean to offend anyone and he seems like someone that does not carry much hate towards anyone.

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Absolutely foolish. They are pissing off an entire generation (50 million + subscribers) of mainly generation Z viewers by canceling is show and slandering him unfairly in the media just for a joke (albeit probably one that's a bit out of line and foolish). These people are the future, and in 10 - 15 years when they begin to grow up, you'd better beleive they are going to call us millenials out on our puritanical far left PC bullshit just like we called out the boomers on their puritanical religious right bullshit - and frankly I can't wait. 

I mean I don't even like the guy, but in this I side with him over the mainstream media, who I hate even more..



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VGPolyglot said:

In regards to my first sentence, prove to me how what I said were fairy tales. And I don't know enough about you to determine the second statement.

Every single thing you've brought up in this thread boils down to majority privilege, and even then its never a guaranteed "you're X, therefore Y". There is no conspiracy of an evil council (of whites...) oppressing people.

 

You uh.. you like Keemstar? Jontron and pewds are nazis, but you somehow like Killer "Alex is a fucking nigger" Keemstar?
Huh.