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Friday, 15 March 2019

‘Sickened’: YouTuber ‘PewDiePie’ Responds To New Zealand Shooter's Namedrop

YouTube star PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, reacted to the horrific New Zealand mosque attack that left at least 49 dead late Thursday night, offering support for the victims’ families and saying he felt "absolutely sickened" to have his name uttered by the shooter.


The terrorist reportedly said on a livestream of the massacre to "subscribe to PewDiePie."
"Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch. I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person," said the YouTuber.
"My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy," he added.

Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch.
I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.
My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.

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Others in the YouTube community responded to PewDiePie’s reaction to the news by offering support and condemning the senseless violence.
For example, a YouTuber known as Boogie, whose real name is Steven Jason Williams, responded: "Dude. I am so sorry to see your name in all of this. I cant imagine the pain you are feeling. Know that you are well loved by many, including me."


Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch.
I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.
My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.
Dude. I am so sorry to see your name in all of this. I cant imagine the pain you are feeling.

Know that you are well loved by many, including me.

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Popular gay YouTuber Sky Williams similarly offered support to PewDiePie and the victims of the attack, writing:
"This is a completely f***ed situation. take as much time as you need to process this. this is not your fault. the shooter was clearly deeply disturbed. he could have used any meme in that moment. it wasn’t anything inspired by you at all. he was a disgusting monster, Felix.
It goes without saying that this issue and the grief that follows align with the victims and their loved ones. This tweet is of course not meant to detract from the abhorrent tragedy but rather to say: just as my heart is with them, it is with you in kind."
Gaming YouTuber Markiplier (real name Mark Fischbach) posted: "You had nothing to do with this. Full stop. The shooter, who should be forgotten to the ass-end of history, is only trying to create division. Anyone that believes or spreads the message that you were associated with this in any way is doing exactly what the shooter wants."

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