The Wall Street Journal: YouTube cancels PewDiePie show over anti-Semitic videos

YouTube canceled its top star’s show on Tuesday over his anti-Semitic jokes, complicating its efforts to court television advertisers while also retaining its edgy video stars.

YouTube, a unit of Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG, +0.15%GOOGL, +0.13% Google, distanced itself from its most popular creator — 27-year-old Felix Kjellberg, who goes by PewDiePie — after The Wall Street Journal reported he made anti-Semitic jokes or showed Nazi imagery in nine videos since August. Walt Disney Co. DISN, +0.55% , which helped run Kjellberg’s business, severed ties after the revelations.

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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