Playing the Pawn in PewDiePie's Blame Game
Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.
By Andrew Wallenstein
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Because top YouTube star PewDiePie was dumped by Disney and YouTube in the wake of videos he created that were criticized for being anti-Semitic, it came as no surprise that he would produce a video responding to the controversy as he did Thursday.
But what came as something of a shock to me was that in the first minute of his counteroffensive, he cited a column I wrote about him for Variety in 2013 as Exhibit A in what he perceives as the media' ...