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YouTube Celebrity Deletes Tweet Defending PewDiePie Using The N-Word, But Another User Has The Receipts

YouTube star PewDiePie created a controversy within the video-gaming community when, during a live-stream of the game Battlegrounds, he insultingly called his opponent the n-word. Fans and critics took to social media defending or denouncing  Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg's words. Some believe the word is unacceptable under any circumstances and call for consequences against PewDiePie, while others defend his use of the word as an unfortunate slip-of-the-tongue during a "heated gaming moment." 

YouTube star Rob Dyke posted a tweet minimizing the impact of PewDiePie's words before removing it later on. Sadly for him, Twitter never forgets:


People are focusing on the captured tweet as an example of a major problem in the gaming community:

Some wondered who this guy even is:

What should be acceptable for gamers during "heated gaming moments"?

But even in a tweet defending the use of a racial slur, Twitter found something else to make fun of:


Meanwhile, many on Twitter continue to condemn PewDiePie's words as unacceptable. The gaming community, a large network of insulated individuals who often don't see each other face to face, reports issues of racism and misogyny among themselves.

Perhaps this incident will help the network grow and push harmful, bigoted speech from its circle of acceptability. 

H/T - Twitter, Kotaku