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Disney severs ties with YouTuber PewDiePie after anti-semitic jokes

Disney severs ties with YouTuber PewDiePie after anti-semitic jokes

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Disney severs his ties with Felix Kjellberg, the 27-year-old Swede who on YouTube is known under the name PewDiePie. He appeared in several videos of anti-semitic jokes.

The miljoenenovereenkomst by Disney stopped after the Wall Street Journal to comment had asked about the videos of Kjellberg.

According to the newspaper made the YouTuber certainly nine videos with anti-semitic jokes. Through the site Fiverr paid Kjellberg under more people to “death to all jews” on a banner, and to dress up as Jesus to say that “Hitler is nothing wrong has done.”

The videos of Kjellberg have been praised on sites for neo-nazis. In a recent YouTube video has Kjellberg said that some jokes are too far went, but that they are also out of their context are extracted. He has three videos taken offline, but wanted to be opposite to the Wall Street Journal do not further respond.

The channel PewDiePie has 53 million subscribers and is the most successful of YouTube. Kjellberg is according to business magazine Forbes, also the YouTuber who is most deserving. In 2016 he would be 15 million dollars have earned. It is unclear how many of them came from Disney.

Kjellberg made a part of Maker Studios, an online videonetwerk that in 2014 it was bought by Disney for 675 million dollars. Later went to Maker Studios even closer together with Kjellbeg, and he was co-owner of a company that videos produces and mobile apps.

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