The worst part about this whole thing with pewds is that when he falls (and it's looking more and more like a "when") he's going to take good honest men like Mark and Jack with him. And every good decent lets player will forever have the taint of anti-semitism flowing around them because of this idiot (just watch moviebob and any time he mentions lets players these days). After all, when the king falls, what hope does his court have?
Depends on whether or not the court steps up to help topple him or not.
I’m not familiar enough with the youtubers in question, I stopped following along with a lot of youtube channels in the last few years simply because it felt like a growing clique of all the toxic people you hope you left behind in high school. So I can’t comment on their current behavior or how they respond to Kjellberg , but I will say that if they are not taking active steps to distance themselves and call out his racist bigoted views and his violent rhetoric, they are complicit with what he is doing.
Silence is not neutrality when it comes to this. Silence is not a moral option in this instance. If you have a podium that enables you to speak out against the wrong doings of others in this world and you do nothing in favor of not rocking the boat, you deserve to go down with the ship when it is rightfully sunk. I have no sympathy for “I decline to comment” when there is a very definite hard fast line between what is Right and what is Wrong. And right now there is a whole lot Wrong with the culture that has sprung up around certain aspects of the YouTube community.
And in this instance if the big name youtubers decide that money and their dwindling fame is more important than speaking out for those who are being actively silenced? Then they’ll get what they deserve too.
As for everyone being tarred by the taint of antisemitism as a result? Shit and mud slides free with time and enough scrubbing. If they want to rebuild the community into something worth having, they’ll do it. But it starts with digging a shallow grave for Kjellberg’s mediocre talentless hack career, and burying him in his own shit.