One of the shooters would have launched the name of the famous “gamer” before firing.
A few hours after the tragedy, gamer PewDiePie finally reacted on Twitter.
Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch.— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) March 15, 2019
I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.
My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.
“I just heard reports about [the attack] in Christchurch, New Zealand. I’m disgusted that this person mentioned my name, “he notes.
Several media outlets, including Paste , The Star , the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail , report that one of the shooters allegedly broadcast an excerpt from the live killing on the web and invited viewers to subscribe to PewDiePie as a reference. to the “Cockfight” for the title of the most popular YouTube channel opposing T-Series, an entertainment conglomerate from India.
For many Internet users, the “war” between the personality and the Indian company as a fight between the artisans of the web companies trying to enjoy the manna.
Personality more and more controversial
Youtubeur and gamer much appreciated on the Web, the Swede Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg – his real name – is controversial in recent years by focusing increasingly on a racially charged humor and have in particular promoted a YouTube channel led by a neo-Nazi broadcaster in the past.
He has however apologized on numerous occasions for these escapades.
“My thoughts are with the victims, families and whoever is affected by this tragedy,” he adds in his “tweet”.