Maker drops Pewdiepie following bad conduct

The videos have already led to Disney's Maker Studios canceling its deal with Kjellberg on Monday.

Taking an action against the anti-Semitic videos, YouTube has canceled the second season of "Scare PewDiePie", a premium show that scares the Internet star, who is Felix Kjellberg in real life, in elaborate video-game inspired ways.

YouTube sensation PewDiePie has gotten his reality TV show, Scare PewDiePie, terminated by YouTube for what people are calling his "Death to All Jews" stunt. "ORCRP006761-topic.html" class="local_link" >Google Preferred advertising program, which aggregates the most engaging and "brand safe" content from YouTube for advertisers to buy time on.

YouTube chose to cancel the show of one of its most popular creators after The Wall Street Journal reported that he made anti-semitic jokes or showed images in some of the videos posted on his channel. The latest of said shenanigans was a video of him paying a pair of men to hold up a sign saying "Death To All Jews", bit him referencing Hitler and Nazis aren't uncommon in his videos either.

Disney came to the decision after finding that videos released by PewDiePie over the past few months contained references to Nazis and anti-Semitic images.

"We encourage free speech and try to defend your right to express unpopular points of view, but we don't permit hate speech", The YouTube Guidelines state.

Owning over 53 million subscribers on Youtube, Kjellberg earned a whopping 15 million USA dollars in 2016 before tax from ad revenues on his Youtube channel. "Although Felix has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate". Reviewers consider the intent as well as the context when deciding whether a video can remain online, according to YouTube.

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Fiverr, the Tel Aviv-based company through which Kjellberg used to enlist men to do the performances, has reportedly suspended his account, alongside the people Kjellberg paid.

Kjellberg has also been known to criticize the new video recommendation algorithms of YouTube.

"I think it's important to say something and I want to make one thing clear: I am in no way supporting any kind of hateful attitudes", PewDiePie said.

But Ullman also defended the right of YouTube video creators, also known as vloggers, to retain editorial control over the channels they essentially own.

In one of the videos, now deleted, Kjellberg said, "We're going to have to start separating what is a joke, and what is actually problematic", according to the Journal.

"Though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive", he admitted.