He's the highest-paid YouTube star in the world, and just used the "n-word."
11 Sep 2017 - 4:00 PM  UPDATED 11 Sep 2017 - 4:04 PM

YouTube star Pewdiepie has been criticised for using a racial slur during a livestream over the weekend.

While the Swedish Youtuber, who's real name is Feliks Kjellberg, was playing online shooter game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, he used the "n-word."

Shortly after the clip went viral on Twitter, the co-founder of Firewatch’s Campo Santo, Sean Vanaman, announced he’d be filing a copyright claim at Pewdiepie’s content that uses their games.

According to reports from Kotaku, "Campo Santo declined to comment when asked by Kotaku if Vanaman was responding directly to the video clip."

Pewdiepie is the most popular YouTuber in the last three years with over 57 million subscribers. He is known for video game let’s plays with an obscure sense of humour; and was formerly associated with Disney’s video game network Polaris before he made a video using anti-semitic language, and was let go.

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