09.12.2017

YouTube star PewDiePie under fire for using racial slur

YouTube star PewDiePie under fire for using racial slur

Months after losing partnerships with Disney and YouTube, online video star PewDiePie is in trouble again after using a racial slur during a livestream.

The stream features PewDiePie — whose real name is Felix Kjellberg — playing the video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a popular shooter game where up to 100 players battle on an island in a "Hunger Games" style survival match. 

During the stream, PewDiePie is heard using the N-word, then appears to quickly correct himself. "I don't mean that in a bad way," he says. Later on in the stream, PewDiePie noted that "sometimes I forget that I'm live streaming."

For the full story, visit USAToday.com/Tech/TalkingTech.