YouTuber PewDiePie Will get Known as Out After Followers Say He Mocked A Deaf TikTok Star!
PewDiePie is getting a number of (well-deserved) criticism for this!
The Swedish YouTube star took to his social media outlet of selection on Tuesday to publish an 11-minute-long video of himself and his pet pug reacting to TikTok movies. However the vlogger, whose actual identify is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, went somewhat too far with one among his cringe call-outs. He even back-tracked and tried to wipe the offending clip from his video — however not earlier than followers caught him doing it!
So this all began on Tuesday. PewDiePie posted the first model of this now-altered video to his YT account (beneath):
Among the many many TikTok clips he reacted to within the vid was one from a well-liked social media star named Scarlet Might.
In her clip, Scarlet — who’s deaf — re-tells a narrative from when she ordered quick meals whereas utilizing American Signal Language to speak. Within the unique TikTok story, which was first posted earlier this month, Might recounts how the quick meals worker taking the order shocked her by speaking with ASL:
For no matter purpose, PewDiePie determined to incorporate that well-meaning story in his round-up clip. And after only a few seconds of watching and reacting, the YouTuber evidently had sufficient. Along with his pug on his lap, PewDiePie mentioned:
“No, I’m not listening to this.”
Even worse, the favored vlogger then appeared to make use of his canine to MOCK Scarlet!!
He picked up the pug’s entrance paws and wisecracked in a humorous voice about how the canine has “the identical loopy nails” as Might. From there, he used the canine’s paws to look to mock Might’s ASL hand actions, as effectively. The Swedish star will need to have identified what he was doing was unsuitable as a result of he deleted the offending clip from his add. Nevertheless it nonetheless lives on-line, as Twitter customers display grabbed it and reposted earlier than he may wipe it.
Right here is the offending second from the unique YouTube video (beneath):
Not Pewdiepie making enjoyable of a deaf lady??? pic.twitter.com/sugizTcosx
— ???????????????? (@Iced_Exponet) July 27, 2022
Right here’s the place it will get even crazier: PewDiePie re-uploaded his “TikTok cringe” video with out Might’s clip BUT he forgot to alter the video’s thumbnail! And it nonetheless showcased an image of Might!!!
The thumbnail has since been altered to keep away from Scarlet’s picture, too. However many social media customers seen the re-upload error earlier than he may make the second change, as effectively. Not nice, man!! All throughout Twitter, customers reacted to PewDiePie’s offensive actions:
“So why is no one speaking about pewdiepie making enjoyable of a deaf black lady?”
“this man has made enjoyable of each demographic that exist and has mentioned each slur attainable idk why individuals are shocked”
“actually don’t get how he has 100mil subs… nonetheless confuses me to at the present time”
“Pewdiepie mocking a deaf tiktok creator for signing in her movies just because she has lengthy nails… as if the dude couldn’t be any worse”
“Why does anybody nonetheless like this dude?”
“Actually in the event you nonetheless like pewdiepie develop tf up. not solely is he racist, he’s now apparently mocking a deaf lady on tiktok who’s utilizing signal language”
And Scarlet reacted, too. Opening up in regards to the ordeal in a brand new TikTok clip in regards to the state of affairs on Thursday, she mentioned:
“[PewDiePie] made a response video to one among my TikToks, making enjoyable of my nails, making enjoyable of my indicators together with his canine, and, I suppose, at one level, mocking my voice.”
Scarlet, who has greater than 6 million followers on the social media website, mentioned she’s sadly used to individuals making enjoyable of her nails whereas utilizing signal language. The influencer defined:
“I wasn’t shocked. I’m used to it. However an enormous creator comes on right here and places us one million steps again, so it’s very irritating. … As a result of I’ve to signal to speak and have lengthy nails, he stopped the video after two seconds and didn’t even hearken to the story, after which after that, proceeded to make enjoyable of me together with his canine.”
Addressing the controversial YouTuber immediately, May referred to as out his determination to edit her clip out and re-upload the video like nothing occurred:
“You don’t get to only mock deaf individuals who have been struggling for years with individuals such as you after which go about your day.”
Right here’s that response video:
Good for her! And he or she’s proper!!
BTW, within the feedback of that new TikTok clip, she slammed PewDiePie much more for the stealth edit which confirmed he wasn’t taking accountability for his preliminary unlucky response:
“replace: he fully took me out of the video haha good solution to come clean with issues”
A number of hours later, the Swede did come clean with issues — considerably. Within the feedback part of his re-uploaded YT video, PewDiePie wrote this in regards to the state of affairs:
“Hey, simply to clear just a few issues up: I edited out the clip with the lady that has the lengthy nails. Had no clue she was deaf, however kinda dumb of me to not notice.. Nonetheless watching by the clip I solely poked enjoyable of her lengthy nails. The voice I did for my canine is similar voice I’ve given her for years. (edit: ..and making my canine’s paws transfer was poking at individuals all the time dancing or performing some transfer on tiktok, which is an ongoing theme in the entire video). Anyway trustworthy mistake, my unhealthy”
He actually tried to clarify it away. Discuss gaslighting! Reactions, Perezcious readers??