The PewDiePie issue is complicated because on the one hand he’s emboldening white nationalist mass murderers, but on the other hand he’s awful and offers humanity nothing of value
can you believe people are actually evil enough to put blame on Pewdiepie and actually shame him for it? and it's not because they think its right, it's literally just to shame someone they don't like while they know they can. disgusting, opportunistic, vile people
If you blame Trump, Candace Owens, or PewDiePie for “inspiring” the evil psychopath, then you have to blame the Beatles for inspiring Charles Manson. (He specifically said their White Album inspired his murders, which he hoped would spark a race war too).
This is why I'm not ready to write off the New Zealand mosque shooter's reference to PewDiePie as "just trolling." Sure, part of it was likely trolling meant to provoke a response. But PewDiePie is also a critical stepping stone on the pathway to radicalization. https://t.co/zdpWmRzAXq
Islamists and terrorist organisations such as CAIR are using the NZ attack to blame all their critics, even pewdiepie, the Jews, the CIA, etc. The truth is that every victim of the attack hated CAIR for their agenda of terror. Terrorist CAIR has no right to speak.
Online radicalization is a process. There are many different gateways to extremism, and PewDiePie is a prime example. Once you start watching his YouTube videos, the site's algorithm starts recommending other, more extreme content/channels.. and down the rabbit hole you go. 2/