Is PewDiePie over? Twitter is once again throwing a party after the popular YouTube star Felix Kjellberg said the n-word in a recent video.
PewDiePie made the comments in his clip, "I Won An Award." The video begins with him pointing out all the people who have called him ugly online. He then celebrates the fact that he No. 18 on a list of The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2016.
"Eighteen!" he yells. "Eighteen! Eighteen, n---as! While he cut off the end of the last word, many could tell exactly what he said.
Watch PewDiePie say the n-word at the two-minute mark.
Shortly after PewDiePie posted his video, #PewDiePieIsOverParty began trending on Twitter. Many are now debating his remarks. Some think they were racist, while others think critics are overreacting.
"Too big to be over, but its never okay to say the n word, cause it may not offend all ppl, but it still offends some," tweeted @crxwdsurfers.
But @ aliikat__ wrote, "This trend is stupid and unnecessary. When black people start telling people the word is offensive and stop using it in everyday terms to talk to their friends and such then we can throw a fit about it.
This day has finally came #PewdiepieIsOverParty
â€” britt (@jussstbritt) January 5, 2017
That video and the racist ass comments really had me heated. Your influence is too big to say something like that. #PewdiepieIsOverParty
â€” prattleit (@prattleit) January 5, 2017
Never say the N word! Your influence is too big and that's not your culture. You're fueling those racists comments _ #PewdiepieIsOverParty
â€” Andrea omega (@omega_andrea) January 5, 2017
All these people acting like saying the n word doesn't matter. DO NOT SAY IT IF YOU AREN'T BLACK. IT IS A RACIAL SLUR #PewdiepieIsOverParty
â€” kaden _️_ (@muketalIica) January 5, 2017
i like felix but i don't like what he's done, especially with an influence as big as he has. i hope he apologises :( #pewdiepieisoverparty
â€” dani (@nintend4ni) January 5, 2017
â€” ♊Lѧuяєň♊ (@Keeping_it_nice) January 5, 2017
#pewdiepieisoverparty man english speakers are fucked if they think saying nigga is racist, is just a word.
â€” Diego (@upcoming1998x) January 5, 2017
â€” Zayn Malik (@zaynsbabay) January 5, 2017
â€” nasa peepo (@jesyshistory) January 5, 2017
This isn't the first time PewDiePie has faced controversy in recent months. Back in November, he famously said he was going to delete his YouTube channel when he reached 50 million subscribers. He was upset about rumored changes to YouTube's algorithm that affected his views and subscribers numbers. He accused YouTube of promoting "clickbait" instead of content created by fellow YouTube stars.
"It is really upsetting how [YouTube] did this change. They won't explain what happened properly to anyone," PewDiePie said at the time. "It's not just me, a lot of YouTubers are noting this."
PewDiePie also made headlines over the summer when he was briefly suspended from Twitter. The YouTuber deleted his blue checkmark from his account to protest Twitter's verification process. But he then joked about a fake story that he had lost the checkmark because he had been linked to ISIS. Twitter apparently didn't get the joke and briefly suspended his account from the social media site.
Do you think PewDiePie went too far with his n-word joke? Let us know your take in the comments section below!