PewDiePie Decides To Cancel a $50,000 Donation Post Fan Backlash
- by Kanishka-Pahuja
- Sep 16, 2019 18:08
It has been reported that PewDiePie has now frequently been facing claims of supporting anti-Semitic and racist messages, which he has clearly denied to have promoted. As absurd it may sound, but it’s true, the YouTube star has fueled the internet first by announcing and later canceling a donation to the Anti-Defamation League. Felix Kjellberg, famously known as PewDiePie, earlier said to donate $50,000 to the non-profit, whose main aim is basically to end the defamation of the Jews, and to protect, seek justice and fair treatment to all, as per its website, to basically ‘put an end to such alt-right claims’ against him.
The famous YouTube star publically announced that he had decided to cancel the donation to the group and rather to go for a charity about which he is really driven to donate to and he openly accepts his fault to go for the ‘advised’ charity than to pick the one he is passionate about. Kjellberg had earlier been in trouble for making anti-Semitic jokes on his YouTube channel. As per the reports, in 2017, he paid two men to hold up the signboard that said ‘Death to All Jews’ and the Anti-defamation league criticized him for it.
Kjellberg tried to clear the air by explaining that he saw the donation as an opportunity as an end to all these alt-right claims that were thrown against him, he said so in the video announcing openly that he wouldn’t be making any donation. To Kjellberg’s fans, the donation more or less serves as evidence of a kind of conspiracy against him. Some fans even said that the Anti-Defamation League was clearly trying to ‘defame’ PewDiePie.
However, Kjellberg says that he’d anyway go to make the donation of $50,000, but it just won’t go to the Anti-defamation League.