POPULAR YouTuber PewDiePie has seen one of his videos deleted for violating the platform’s guidelines on cyberbullying and child safety.
Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg recently posted a video that was supposed to be a “diss track” on the beloved children’s YouTube channel Cocomelon.
PewDiePie used her video to poke fun at Cocomelon’s content and the kids watching the YouTube channel.
He said things like, “your audience is just a bunch of fucking m ********** g”.
YouTube has a policy against the use of offensive language in videos that include children.
The famous YouTuber handed the kids plastic weapons in the video and encouraged them to attack a bowler.
Youtube tweeted: “To clarify, this violates two policies 1) Child safety: by appearing to be designed for children but containing inappropriate content (including violence) 2) Harassment: we allow reviews and also discuss leads in some cases , but with both policies in mind, this video has crossed the line. “
PewDiePie’s channel has not received a warning from YouTube.
One hit can freeze your channel and several can end up being deleted.
Other people tried to re-download the video from PewDiePie, but YouTube deleted them.
PewDiePie was the most subscribed person on YouTube.
He was caught up by Indian Bollywood studio T-Series on which he also wrote a diss track.
Cocomelon is a nursery rhyme chain with over 100 million subscribers.
It could soon overtake PewDiePie’s second place on the list of most subscribed YouTube channels.
The PewDiePie anti-Semitism scandal
Here’s all you need to know …
- In 2017, Disney announced that it would be severing ties with PewDiePie over several controversial videos he had posted.
- Some of the videos contained references to the Nazis and were found to be anti-Semitic.
- Among them was a clip in which he paid two Indian nationals to hold a sign saying “Death to all Jews”.
- A statement from Disney affiliate Maker Studios read: “Although Felix created an following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate.”
- He courted controversy again in December 2018 after shouting at an anti-Semitic video channel.
- During his Pew News segment, he directed viewers to E; R, an essayist who slips anti-Semitic and misogynistic comments into videos on cartoons and movies.
- But the 29-year-old said he was unfamiliar with the channel’s content and blasted what he called a “campaign of shame.”
- He said: “Anyone with a balanced brain can say I don’t know this guy. (It’s) a shameful campaign to smear my name.”
- But in his most recent video, PewDiePie said he regrets promoting the channel and wouldn’t have done so if he was more familiar with its content.
- He added: “I deleted E; R from this video.
- “If I had known then what I knew now, I wouldn’t have put it in there… I’ll be more careful in the future.”
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