Following his bizarre announcement that he has donated $50,000 to the ADL during an unboxing of his award from Youtube for reaching 100 million subscribers, Pewdiepie’s supporters have reacted with skepticism and anger. The ADL are basically famous for censoring Youtubers and this comes only a few weeks after multiple channels were banned by Youtube based on recommendations from the ADL.
Many of Pewdiepie’s fans have reacted angrily because only a few years ago the ADL lobbied Disney to sever ties with him over some edgy humor. In fact, the ADL have gone out of their way to paint all of Pewd’s fans as anti-semitic and hateful for simply enjoying politically incorrect humor and probably not being progressive enough for them, as a result, many fans view the donation to the ADL as a betrayal.
Pewds tried to explain on Twitter that while media attacks against his politically incorrect humor have not intimidated him in the past, after the Christchurch shooting a few months ago, his own clash with MSM was manipulated as a tool for destruction, which in turn made him feel a responsibility to make changes. Pewdiepie wrote that while making a donation to the ADL doesn’t make sense to everyone, especially since they’ve outright spoken against him, but even so he added, that this just isn’t his fight anymore.
But really just about any other charity would have been preferable to the one that is solely concerned with internet censorship and has been completely opposed to Pewdiepie himself and politically incorrect humor of any kind. And especially preferable to one with such a dark and sordid history.
Honestly, does that sound like Pewdiedpie to you?
Youtube was engaged in extreme damage control on the comment sections of the unboxing video with many comments that were critical of the donation were deleted. Also, the top comments were set to the newest first, instead of the most liked, probably in an attempt to hide the censorship.
It has also been alleged that the likes/dislikes ratio was manipulated by Youtube.
It was a similar story on the Pewdiepie subreddit with many posts critical of the donation to the ADL getting deleted or censored.
Nevertheless, despite the censorship, many fans found a way to trick the algorithms in order to comment if only temporarily. And many fans have expressed their criticism with memes, with many making the point that the donation was actually a huge self own by the ADL. Many many people who follow Pewdiepie are now going to be aware of the criminal and deceitful practices of the ADL.
This video goes into detail about what the ADL are really about and their dark and sordid past.