YouTuber PewDiePie Says He’s ‘Sorry If I Offended, Hurt, or Disappointed Anyone’ by Using the N-Word During a Livestream

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YouTuber PewDiePie (a.k.a. Felix Kjellberg) has apologized for using the N-word during a livestream of himself playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds earlier this week, claiming, “I owe it to my audience and to myself to do better than this, because I know I’m better than this.” In his “My Response” video, posted to his account, PewDiePie says that he used the racist slur, because “in the heat of the moment, I said the worst word I could possibly think of, and it just sorta slipped out,” noting that he is “really sorry if I offended, hurt, or disappointed anyone with all this.” The apology comes as part of PewDiePie’s no-good-very-bad year of press, as he previously lost a deal with Disney’s Maker Studios this February over anti-Semitic comments made in his previous videos.

PewDiePie Apologizes for Using the N-Word During Livestream