PewDiePie Apologizes for Using the N-Word During Recent Livestream
Over the weekend, PewDiePie decided to express his frustration at a video game by saying the N-word during a livestream. Almost immediately after he uttered the disgusting racial slur, he changed his insult to “a**hole” and then said he didn’t mean the statements “in a bad way.” Unlike the last time the most-subscribed YouTuber said the N-word, however, this time he might actually realize that he did something incredibly wrong and publicly apologized.
“You probably won’t believe me when I say this, but whenever I go online and I hear other players use the same kind of language that I did, I always find it extremely immature and stupid,” he started a short YouTube video he posted this morning. “I hate how I now personally fed into that part of gaming as well.”
The 27-year-old then explained that “in the heat of the moment,” he “said the worst word [he] could possibly think of and it just sort of slipped out.”
Pewds continued, “I’m not going to make any excuses to why it did, because there are no excuses for it. I’m disappointed in myself because it seems like I learned nothing from all these past controversies. It’s not that I think I can say or do anything I want and get away with it, that’s not it at all. I’m just an idiot. But that doesn’t make what I said or how I said it okay. It was not okay. I’m really sorry if I offended, hurt, or disappointed anyone with all of this.”
The gamer, who currently has over 57 million subscribers on YT, also acknowledged his past scandals said that he wants to better himself in the future.
“Being in the position I am, I should know better, he concluded. “I know I can’t keep messing up like this and I owe it to my audience and to myself to do better than this, because I know I’m better than this. I really want to improve myself and better myself, not just for me but for anyone that looks up to me.”
Here’s the full response video: