>> The most popular YouTube star in the world, the goofball comic known as PewDiePie, dropped by the Walt Disney Company after posting several anti-Semitic videos. The 27 year old Swede, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, posting multiple videos with Nazi imagery since last summer, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Including one from January 11th, where two men hold a sign that reads, death to all Jews, getting 6 million views before being taken down. PewDiePie's YouTube channel, until now part of Maker Studios, which is owned by Disney. The company had given Kjellberg half ownership and full editorial control.
But Disney, now pulling the plug on its half, forcing Kjellberg to either go it alone or find a new partner. Pewdiepie earned more than $14 million in 2016 from his YouTube channel, which has over 50 million subscribers. Kjellberg posting an apology on Tumblr, saying he doesn't support, quote, any kind of hateful attitudes, and that his jokes were being taken out of context.