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Terraria - PewDiePie Crossover Merchandise Launches Today

noirscape

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I think that you're making a PR blunder in doing this and I'm frankly baffled by the fact that this got through. In good faith though, I will assume that those approving it didn't do their research.

PewDiePie has a history of saying the n-word on his livestream as a "slip up" thrice now, was dropped from Maker (a Disney subsidiary) over attempting to see what he could get away with on Fiverr by making people say anti-semetic and racist stuff. This is all pretty well documented.

Lesser known things include following and endorsing major alt-right figures like Jordan Peterson and even featuring Ben Shapiro in one of his videos and recommending his viewers to watch a review of some racist jackass who is racist in the video that he linked.

The "subscribe to pewdiepie" meme quickly became used in racist contexts against Indian people and only was disavowed by the guy once two nazis shot up a synagogue and a mosque and said "subscribe to pewdiepie" before opening fire on innocents. He also has been convicted for racism in India for one of the songs that he wrote in the context of that entire debacle.

In an attempt to apologize for this, he first promised to donate money to the ADL, only to pull that money later out of "concerns coming from his fanbase about the ADL as an organization". Checking prominent PDP adjacent communities reveals that these "concerns" were poorly disguised anti-semitism.

At best he's a dumbass who is introducing his underage audience to ideas that run contrary to what would fly on this forum and Re-Logic partnering with him is concerning at best. At worst he's an active alt-righter. Either way, it is a really bad look for the Terraria developers to associate with him and I can't help but express disappointment in this happening.

None of this is defamatory, there are sources for all of these claims.
 
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