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Disney & Youtube cut ties with PewdiePie

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Wolston, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Wolston

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    Everyone who doesn't post anti semetic content is probably still safe.
     
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    All the money hes making and he gets fucked after buying a couple of fiverr gigs. Theres irony there somewhere under all that stupidity.
     
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    Meh he already has enough money to be set for life plus he still has rights to his company that makes his apps and other content/products.
    He's been pushing the limit more and for years this was coming sooner or later and it isnt even that bad.

    He is still with youtube they only dropped him from the premium ad program.
     
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    Doesn't youtube also make alot of money from pro-nazi propaganda and anti-semitic propaganda? There's alot of videos that should be taken down, but youtube doesn't have a problem with that content as long as they are making money.
     
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    Which is a good reason to not go cheap when you are buying resources for your business.

    Especially when you have a bunch of money.
     
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    Anyone who thinks he was serious and is an actual anti-Semite needs to 1. grow up and 2. get a sense of humor.

    Either way I'm sure he'll sleep fine. He's apparently worth nearly 100 million dollars
     
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    Lots of people do, because satire is pretty much dead.
     
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    I have to admit that the fiverr video with the guys doing the "dead to all jews" sign made me laugh.
     
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    Yeh should have hired femen chicks! Wonder how that would have turned out
     
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    I think most people (aside from complete idiots) realize it was a joke. Even YouTube came out supporting him with the following statement after Disney did the drop:

    Anyone who watched that video would know damn well he wasn't trying to incite violence, so obviously something happened with the higher-ups and it became political. And in those types of situations usually all logic and sense are thrown out the window
     
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    An interesting take from the NY Daily News.

    From here - http://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...tism-youtube-star-pewdiepie-article-1.2972155

    Let me, for a second, defend anti-Semitism.

    I’m talking, of course, about YouTuber PewDiePie, who hired two illiterate Indian prostitutes to perform a dance and hold up a sign reading, “Death to all Jews.”

    Well, you know what happened next: The forces of political correctness were unleashed on the video star, who lost a deal with Disney as a result of his supposedly offensive, supposedly anti-Jewish prank.

    Except here’s the problem: It wasn’t anti-Semitic. It wasn’t offensive. It was brilliant.

    Here’s a little backstory before I also get fired: None of you knows who PewDiePie is, even though his videos have been watched more times than the Pope’s, Pizza Rat and pretty much every cute-dog video combined. In short: PewDiePie is YouTube’s singular sensation. The 27-year-old Swede — real name, Felix Kjellberg — has made hundreds of videos, many of which feature him just playing video games and making snarky comments as his characters get killed or kill others.

    You’re old. This is a thing. Believe me. I have a 9-year-old. Kjellberg’s videos have 53 million subscribers and been viewed more than 14 billion times. (Reminder: There are only 7 billion humans.)

    Now, a few of the videos pushed what some believe are the limits of free speech. A since-deleted video from January apparently featured a man dressed as Jesus Christ saying, “Hitler did absolutely nothing wrong.” And his biggest crime occurred in a similarly deleted Jan. 11 video in which the two hired stooges did a silly dance and unfurled a banner reading, “Death to all Jews.”

    All the Jews, huh? Even me, I suppose. So why am I defending Kjellberg?

    Because it’s all a big joke. The two men in the “Death to all Jews” video are not co-conspirators in an anti-Semitic hate crime — they’re victims themselves. Calling themselves the Fiverr Funny Guys, the pair of uneducated Indians joined an online service called Fiverr, which allows anyone in the world to ask anyone else in the world to do pretty much anything for as little as $5.

    Before becoming poster children for anti-Semitism, the Fiverr Funny Guys also posted such videos as, "I will sing Happy Birthday as jungle boy in the Jungle funny guys," "I will sing Christmas song and Dance as Santa Workers,” and "I will find your message in the Treasure Pot and Dance crazy funny guys.”

    Truth be told, all of those services cost $10, not $5. But that’s no matter. Sensing that these guys would do anything for a buck, Kjellberg hired them to deliver the horrible anti-Semitic message.

    It’s genius, when you think about it. Don’t be willfully ignorant, people (and folks at Disney): This is satire. The silly millionaire Swede is saying that our current system of rich people hiring very poor people to do whatever the rich people want is untenable. If you can literally exploit a poor Indian guy into saying the worst sentence in human history, you can basically get him and others like him to do anything.

    And that’s what we need to be offended by.

    Instead, Kjellberg and the Funny Guys were subject to the predictable and ignorant backlash. The two Indians were blocked from Fiverr (until Kjellberg got them reinstated).

    And Kjellberg lost his Disney deal. “He clearly went too far in this case,” a spokeswoman for the Disney company told the Wall Street Journal. “The videos were inappropriate."

    No, I’m with Kjellberg over Disney (irony alert: Disney was once famously anti-Semitic itself — for real, not satire). His explanation was clear, concise and dead-on:

    “I was trying to show how crazy the modern world is, specifically some of the services available online,” he posted on Tumblr. "I am in no way supporting any kind of hateful attitudes. … To anyone unsure on my standpoint regarding hate-based groups: No, I don’t support these people in any way.”
     
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    While it appears I may be wrong about them making money at least directly(didn't check every video). Just searching a few keywords like Hitler was right or hitler's warning among others lead to hundreds of videos glorifying Hitler. How can youtube help glorify hitler and promote neo-nazism while at the same time going after pewdiepie for making a satire video.
     
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    I believe Disney is the issue with him and not YT or did I read the article before my morning coffee?
     
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    Seems to me that because Disney has already had issues with anit-semitism they were sort of forced to make a choice like this. You can't make or continue deals with someone who is going to shed light on that.

    As soon as someone publishes an article or a video tying Disney right to someone who is publicly hating Jews (context doesn't matter to the Internet world) they would get a ton of shit for it. Since Disney threw down the hammer YouTube had to react in a reasonable way for all parties involved. In the end it's pretty stupid, but this is the world we live in.
     
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    First it was Disney than YT went after him.
     
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    Couldn't have happened to a nicer piece of shit.

    That message could have contained anything crazy, like "Kick a granny today!" Or "Hug a local ant colony!" Why the hell did it have to be "Death to all Jews"? Why couldn't it just be something generally crazy?

    Bc he wants attention. And now he's got it in spade.

    Don't misunderstand. I don't think he's racist. He's too stupid to think he's superior to anyone. Otherwise this wouldn't be happening.

    I do think he's a fuck mook and he got exactly what he deserved.

    But I'm sure he sleeps fine at night, so my opinion means precisely dick.
     
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