Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, the world’s hottest YouTuber, has revealed that he’s pulling his $50,000 pledge he not too long ago made to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The reversal follows backlash from a few of his followers concerning the preliminary announcement announcement and pledge. According to the YouTuber, he did not know a terrific deal concerning the ADL prior to making the pledge, however after studying suggestions and extra into the group, he determined to stroll again the donation, noting it was a mistake to decide a charity really helpful to him fairly than one he’s private keen about.
“I made the error of selecting a charity that I used to be suggested as a substitute of selecting a charity that I’m personally keen about, which is 100 p.c my fault,” mentioned PewDiePie in his most up-to-date video. “Usually once I decide a charity, I take my time, I discover a charity I’m actually enthusiastic about and passionate to donate to.”
PewDiePie continued, noting that he initially additionally thought it might be alternative to put an finish to the alt-right label he’s typically given.
“It wasn’t to strive and clear my title or save grace, if it was, I’d have executed it years in the past, however after the Christ Church tragedy, I felt a accountability to do one thing about it, as a result of it is now not nearly me — it affected different individuals in a manner, and I’m not okay with that.”
According to the YouTuber, he has struggled attempting to determine how to go about countering the claims made about him, however this actually wasn’t the way in which to do it.
“I knew it wasn’t excellent, however I additionally did not know a variety of issues that surfaced all through this entire factor concerning the charity that does not match in any respect. So, I perceive why individuals had considerations about it,” admitted Kjellberg.
PewDiePie reveals that, for now, he is not going to donate to a brand new charity, noting that it would not really feel real. However, this can change within the near-future as he takes the correct time to analysis what charity he’d like to give the cash to.
“I’m sorry for all of the confusion, and I’m sorry for messing this all up,” concluded Kjellberg, before adding “That’s what I do,” with a thumbs up.