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Pewdiepie Controversy

Day 6 of 2017 and the first Twitter hashtag party has arrived. This time, it's being thrown in the honour of YouTube's very own Pewdiepie. 

Pewdiepie made it to 2017, after threatening to delete his account at the tail end of last year - and a lot of people online are low-key wishing he had gone through with the threat.

In his latest video called "I WON AN AWARD!", Felix throws a little tongue-in-cheek celebration over the fact that he was named as one of the most handsome faces of 2016. He swings around on his chair, chanting "Eighteen! Eighteen!" and then drops the n-bomb say he finishes the chant, saying "Eighteen, n****!". 

Watch the video here and skip to 1:56 to hear the comment.

 

Soon after the video dropped, Twitter started the hashtag #PewDiePieIsOverParty in response to his use of the offensive word and its connotations which ended up trending worldwide. 

 

Instead of addressing or apologising for the use of the word, Pewdiepie retweeted this problematic tweet.

 

You only have to look at the comments on his video and in the hashtag to see that Pewdiepie's use of the word - which in his mind was probably a joke intended to cause this kind of drama, that's why he left it in the edit - has influenced a lot of people in a pretty negative way.
 

Anyway... the hashtag didn't work. Felix is still here. And he's disappointed about it.

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