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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

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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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