Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie on YouTube, is now facing criticisms following his recent video game live stream where he called out the n-word. A video game company has seen it necessary for PewDiePie's channel to shut down, using copyright infringement to throw off Kjellberg.
This is not the first time that the 27-year-old YouTuber is facing a deluge of backlash owing to being racist. On Sunday, Kjellberg shouted the n-word while live streaming Battlegrounds before breaking out into laughter and apologised.
"What a fucking n****r," says Kjellberg. "Jeez, oh my god. What the fuck? Sorry, but what the fuck? What a fucking asshole. I don't mean that in a bad way."
PewDiePie has the biggest YouTube channel with more than 57 million followers and counting. Considering his massive follower count, his racist behaviour has already taken a toll on some concerned players and developers.
Sean Vanaman, co-founder of video game company Campo Santo, took Twitter on Monday to announce that he is filing a copyright violation of PewDiePie's channel for playing the company's game Firewatch. Vanaman and a spokesperson for Campo Santo refused to discuss the complaint further.
Under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, distribution of copyrighted work on the internet without permission is an offence.
Kjellberg's Firewatch video was uploaded in February 2016 which has been no longer available since Monday afternoon.