As RealGear reported yesterday, the popular YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, also known as PewDiePie faced backlash after using a racial slur during a livestream last Sunday.
A few hours ago, PewDiePie issued an apology for the N-word he used while streaming PUBG. In the video, he explains that he did not mean to offend anyone and the word has just slipped out in the heat of the moment. He admitted that as one of the most influential vloggers on YouTube, he “should have known better”.
Currently, PewDiePie’s Youtube channel is approaching 60 million subscribers, which makes him one of the most famous vloggers on a global scale.
PewDiePie Offers an Apology for Using the N-Word
The racial slur PewDiePie used has sparked an outcry and prompted the Firewatch developer Sean Vanaman to announce via Twitter that Campo Santo was going to file a DMCA takedown of all PewDiePie Firewatch content. Vanaman defined the YouTuber as “worse than a closeted racist” and went on to say that the PewDiePie was a “propagator of despicable garbage…”
However, according to people with knowledge of the matter, Vanaman’s announcement that PewDiePie will no longer have the right to stream Firewatch or any other Campo Santo game was just a tempest in a teapot.
Legally speaking, Campo Santo has no right to file a DMCA takedown. In the video below, the copyright attorney Leonard French explains the loopholes in Campo Santo’s streaming policy and clarifies why the developer cannot take legal actions against the Swedish YouTube megastar.