World’s biggest YouTuber PewDiePie has recently been accused of being an anti-semite (again), after plugging a YouTube channel without knowing it use racist and prejudice language.
After posting a video to his own channel mocking the scandal and explaining his side of the issue, PewDiePie continued to receive hate from non-bros, and one non-bro in particular took things a little too far.
A Ubisoft Massive dev by the name of Dianna is reported to have tweeted about PewDiePie’s actions, with one website stating the now-deleted tweets called him “a white supremacist, a hateful person, and accused him of promoting anti-semitic values.”
The site also reports that Dianna tweeted to “end PewDiePie,” a phrase which some are now perceiving as a veiled death threat.
It seems Ubisoft hasn’t taken the tweets lightly, with (unconfirmed) reports now emerging that Dianna has since been fired from her position.
YouTuber TheQuartering has uploaded a video to his channel speculating that Dianna hasn’t only lost her job, but that she’s also been told to remove any trace of her working for the company from her Twitter account. Something which has since been done since the scandal came to light.
TheQuartering also claims to have been contacted by a Ubisoft Massive employee suggesting she no longer works at the company. Again, this remains unconfirmed.
In the video bio, TheQuartering writes: “Following Up on yesterdays story, it looks like this ubisoft developer from the division at the very minimum was told to remove all references to her company and may of [sic] been fired!”
Her Twitter has since gone dark, and her position at the company in her bio has now been replaced with “thoughts and opinions are mine.”
TheQuartering does note that there’s no concrete evidence to prove Dianna has lost her job, and Ubisoft is yet to formally comment on the speculation.
With over 75 million subscribers, PewDiePie has a huge influence in the gaming community, and Dianna’s tweets caused fans to announce their plans to “boycott” The Division 2.
What do you think about the controversy?