It would be really nice if people could please stop claiming that it took an antisemitic joke for Disney to drop PewDiePie despite all his prior racist and misogynistic content.
PewDiePie has expressed antisemitic and Nazi sentiments in his videos long before this incident with fiverr.
August 7, 2016: PewDiePie, wearing a Make America Great Again hat, begins his video with a swastika and other Nazi imagery, and uses a photo of Hitler as a segue between clips
September 24, 2016: In a video criticising YouTube policy, he shows a clip of Hitler giving a speech
October 15, 2016: PewDiePie posts swastikas drawn by his fans
December 8, 2016: PewDiePie wears a brown military uniform while watching a Hitler clip at the end of his video
Antisemitic website the Daily Stormer has also given PewDiePie praise for Nazi imagery in his videos, writing:
“PewDiePie is /ourguy/.
This latest video is unapologetically full-Nazi.
The guy has 52 million subscribers, compared to the number 2 YouTuber that has 30 million. He is arguably the most watched person on the planet.
And he is pushing hardcore GTKRWN materials.
In this video, he calls out the Jews for killing Jesus, and points out several times that Hitler did nothing wrong.
At the very least, he is making the masses comfortable with our ideas.
I hope he keeps doing this – staying chill, I mean. Not going too far. I think he’s aware that he’s eventually going to get banned – if he wasn’t ready for that, he wouldn’t be calling out the Jews head-on like this.”
But his antisemitic content neither began nor ended with the Fiverr video.
So please understand that he’s targeted Jews in the past without major outrage or punishment. He’s used Nazi imagery as a joke in his videos before. The “death to all Jews” video that caused outrage wasn’t the first antisemitic video PewDiePie posted. He’s also racist and misogynistic and he should have been called out on these things and dropped a long time ago.