PewDiePie is capable of learning, according to YouTube sensation PewDiePie, who has responded to the events in Charlottesville with the Shaggy approved "it wasn't me" defense, in the perfectly committal-non-committal vlog-post he uploaded titled "I guess this needed to be said."
In the video, PewDiePie touches briefly on Charlottesville and then immediately moves on to his relationship to the Nazi outcry (he addresses in the comments that this was in poor taste), and from there transitions into talking about how happy he is to play PUBG, and how grateful he is to his fans for their support.
PewDiePie made this video largely because of his own history of being associated with Nazis. Specifically, PewDiePie refers to the scandal from February, where his crude, offensive "jokes" using Nazism as a sort of shock-jock tactic amused some, horrified most, and ultimately made him a pariah for a time that divided the YouTube community. It also lead to the dissolve of Pewds partnership with Disney.
"I just want to move on with my life, thank you very much," PewDiePie pleads to the Nazis who dare to associate with him.
"You guys can keep doing what you're doing with your tiki torches," he continued, the joke hear being, I guess, that the Nazis can keep spreading their vile hatred and violence as long as they don't count a Swedish millionaire, who makes money screaming into microphones while playing video games for the benefit of market-friendly demographics, as a member of their White Nationalist "squad-fam," as PewDiePie would put it.
The truth is, even if this is a tepid, self-absorbed disassociation, it's better than the alternative, and with 56 Million Subscribers, it's better that PewDiePie not associate himself with the alt-right or whatever Nazis are calling themselves this week.
Anyway you can check out the video above if you'd like, but you can also donate to those who fought off White-Supremacists in Charlottesville. Maybe do both.