Published: Mon, March 18, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

PewDiePie ‘Sickened’ by the reference from Christchurch terrorist

PewDiePie ‘Sickened’ by the reference from Christchurch terrorist

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg famously known as PewDiePie, known for his YouTube video content has expressed his utter disgust at the terrorist taking his name before committing the terror attack, at a Friday congregation in downtown New Zealand.

In addition to PewDiePie, many other members of the video game and YouTube communities offered their thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the terrible tragedy of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting that occurred on March 15th.

Part of the New Zealand shooter's motivation apparently was to have his chaos go viral via live streaming and an online "manifesto" posted on his social media account. PewDiePie, who has over 89 million subscribers on YouTube, is sickened that the murdered said "subscribe to PewDiePie" in a live video streaming before he started to murder all the people present in the mosque. Gaming channel "Markiplier" run by YouTuber Mark Fischbach stressed that Kjellberg had no links to the gunman.

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The video showed a man driving to the Al Noor mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people with a semi-automatic rifle. A Jordanian man says his 4-year-old niece is fighting for her life after being wounded in the New Zealand mosque shootings.

PewDiePie has responded after reports that the suspected gunman in a New Zealand mass shooting told people to subscribe to his channel.

He allegedly wrote, "Each time she spoke, I was stunned by her insights and her own views helped push me further and further into the belief of violence over meekness". Popular YouTuber Felix, found himself quoted in news coverage of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack in New Zealand.

As reporters pour over the manifesto, one detail that has grabbed online attention is the segment where the Tarrant allegedly referred to Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common goal". There was a second shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque, about two miles east of the Deans Avenue building, that PM Ardern said, killed 10 people. The mosques were packed with worshippers gathered for Friday prayers.

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