PewDiePie has slammed claims that he’s transphobic, after misgendering a trans girl in considered one of his movies.
The YouTube star – actual identify Felix Kjellberg – reacted to clips from Dr Phil, together with one that includes 19-year-old Bameron.
Describing her as a ‘Walmart Jeffree Star’, Felix, who recently claimed his videos are banned in China, used he/him pronouns whereas watching the clip.
The feedback didn’t cross folks by, with some viewers slamming the YouTuber on social media.
Speaking out in a video, Bameron additionally took purpose at Felix, saying: ‘PewDiePie, I know you’re not out right here with 100 million subscribers, with 8000 scandals, misgendering trans folks.’
She added: ‘PewDiePie, f*** you. Thank you for misgendering me on the biggest platform. I’m loving all of the hate out of your subscribers.’
Describing the YouTube star as ‘literally a rat,’ she claimed that he will need to have recognized her gender from the best way she was presenting.
However, addressing the claims in a video, Felix wasn’t having any of it.
Responding to criticism on Twitter versus Bameron’s video, he mentioned: ‘If I go on Twitter, this is what I see. These anime avatar kids are relentlessly calling me a transphobe on Twitter.’
The 30-year-old added: ‘I allegedly purposefully misgendered someone. It was in my Dr Phil video…This person who, to me, was so clearly a Jeffree Star wannabe or lookalike, I didn’t even give it some thought. She had a masculine identify.
‘It’s not that bizarre to assume they’d be known as he. She wasn’t talked about as “she” wherever within the video so it’s not that bizarre!’
PewDiePie went on to say: ‘If [they did] I would have noticed and I would have changed it. But no, I’m a transphobe.’
He identified: ‘I actually support LGBT. I would never – and I could have been more careful – I would never purposefully misgender someone as a way to antagonise or troll. I wouldn’t try this, the identical with sexuality.
‘That’s not okay, you shouldn’t do it both, I wouldn’t do it.’