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PewDiePie pledges $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, spurring bizarre conspiracy theories

The Verge Wednesday, 11 September 2019 ()
PewDiePie pledges $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, spurring bizarre conspiracy theoriesPewdiepie, YouTube

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg announced in a video on Tuesday that he would be donating $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League in an attempt to make amends and “move on” after a shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand, said “Subscribe to PewDiePie” before carrying out his attack last spring.

“Making a donation to the ADL doesn’t make sense to everyone, especially since they’ve outright spoken against me,” Kjellberg said in a statement posted to Twitter. “I think it’s important, this just isn’t my fight anymore.”

"“I think it’s important, this just isn’t my fight anymore.”"

Kjellberg’s decision to donate the money became a conspiracy among some commenters after his announcement on Tuesday. Anti-Semitic comments suggested that he was blackmailed...
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News video: PewDiePie Cancels $50,000 Donation To Anti-Hate Group

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YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, also known as "PewDiePie," has pulled his $50,000 donation to the Anti-Defamation League. Geek.com reports that Kjellberg made the decision after receiving a lot of criticism from his fan base. The donation announcement was originally made when Kjellberg celebrated...

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