The Wall Street Journal: Disney drops YouTube star PewDiePie over anti-Semetic videos

Millions of people have watched a Jan. 11 video by YouTube’s biggest star that included two men laughing as they held a banner that read, “Death to all Jews.”

The man behind the video is Felix Kjellberg, a 27-year-old Swede known as “PewDiePie,” who has amassed 53 million subscribers. His success has brought him multimillion-dollar deals from YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG, +0.68%GOOGL, +0.49% Google, and Walt Disney Co. DISN, -4.39% , which owns a firm that runs Kjellberg’s business.

Disney Cuts Ties to YouTube Superstar PewDiePie


Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, has 53 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, making him the biggest star on the site by far.

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