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.
That video and the racist ass comments really had me heated. Your influence is too big to say something like that. #PewdiepieIsOverParty— prattleit (@prattleit) January 5, 2017
Never say the N word! Your influence is too big and that's not your culture. You're fueling those racists comments #PewdiepieIsOverParty— Andrea omega (@omega_andrea) January 5, 2017
i like felix but i don't like what he's done, especially with an influence as big as he has. i hope he apologises :( #pewdiepieisoverparty— dani (@nintend4ni) January 5, 2017
#PewdiepieIsOverParty non black people on this hashtag need to stfu and stop telling black people how to feel.— trash (@ObsessiveFand0m) January 5, 2017
JUST! BECAUSE! OTHER! YOUTUBERS! HAVE! SAID! IT! DOESNT! MEAN! ITS! OKAY! #PewdiepieIsOverParty— joey tribbiani (@romenholidays) January 5, 2017
why are people trying to defend him he knows that word is extremely racist and hurtful to many people just stop #PewdiepieIsOverParty— soniaáƒŚ (@precioushowelI) January 5, 2017
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.
Im still here... DISAPPOINTED— pewdiepie (@pewdiepie) January 6, 2017