One of the the most popular YouTubers, PewDiePie responded to the fact that the shooter in the Christchuch, New Zealand mosque attack used the popular phrase “Subscribe to PewDiePie” while carrying out the attack.

PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, took to Twitter to issue a response writing, “Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch. I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.” He would add, “My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

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Following news of the shooter uttering PewDiePie’s name, many attempted to place blame on PewDiePie for the horrendous attack.

Crunchyroll and Anime News Network writer Evan Minto condemned PewDiePie and the GamerGate movement.

Nathan Bernard who claims to be a free speech activist insinuated PewDiePie was at fault because he had conservative pundit Ben Shapiro on his YouTube channel.

Erica Windisch, the founder of IO Pipes, also placed blame on gamergate.

The Senior Vice President at Solita Oy Lassi Kurkijärvi also placed blame on PewDiePie as well as Jordan Peterson.

Others chimed in blaming PewDiePie and some even the internet at large.

PewDiePie would get support from many of his followers defending him from these absurd accusations that he is somehow responsible for the shooting.

What do you think of PewDiePie’s response?

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