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YouTube Community Rallies Around PewDiePie After Fake News Hit Job


Some news outlets send journalists to investigate the edges of society, looking to expose the dark criminals that prey on unsuspecting people.

Then there is the Wall Street Journal.

Three "journalists" at the Wall Street Journal used their time and effort to smear the most popular YouTuber of all time, PewDiePie a.k.a. Felix Kjellberg, in a pathetic attempt to police speech and grab attention.

Kjellberg, a comedian with over 53 million subscribers on YouTube, had his YouTube Red series "Scare PewDiePie" cancelled by Maker Studios, owned by Disney, after the Wall Street Journal published an article framing PewDiePie as anti-semitic.

The WSJ article took a joke that Kjellberg made about the willingness of people on to do anything for five dollars, hiring men to hold up a sign that said "Death To All Jews…Subscribe to Keemstar" – and ignored the clear satire of PewDiePie's video, which jokingly frames a fellow YouTuber named Keemstar for an obviously deplorable comment. The out of context statement "Death To All Jews" was used by the Wall Street Journal as evidence that Kjellberg is somehow anti-semitic.

After this knowingly malicious article was posted, many popular YouTubers rallied around Kjellberg, exposing the blatant deception of the Wall Street Journal.

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