Like Clockwork, PewDiePie Issues An Apology

Everyone knew it was coming, but will it change anything? 

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"You probably won't believe me when I say this, but" is how PewDiePie dives into his apology this time around, pointing out how he's disgusted when he hears other players use the same language he used in his latest snafu. He says that he wants to be better and that, being in his position, he should know better. Well yeah, he should by now.

It's not really up to us to determine whether or not PewDiePie will learn from this particular event. His toxic behavior has welcomed some toxic characters into his community and only by a consistent stream of actions will he be able to bounce back. Or, he could stay content and just get ready for the next apology.

From The Chatty

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    September 12, 2017 10:15 AM

    -Shack Staff posted a new article, Like Clockwork, PewDiePie Issues An Apology

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      September 12, 2017 11:02 AM

      That background reflects his personalty

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      September 12, 2017 1:36 PM

      Hold on, the monologue posted yesterday was a teardown of his inappropriate behavior and specifically commented on the lack of an apology.

      Now there's a post picking on his apology? How can you pick on someone for what they did wrong then write up an eye-roll about his response?

      He did wrong, he apologized, let it go. That's the process we're supposed to go through with wrongdoing, not keep complaining about it.

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        September 12, 2017 5:25 PM

        How can you pick on someone for what they did wrong then write up an eye-roll about his response?

        Same way a lot of people did toward trump with Charlottesville, and rightfully so. It was a stupid thing to do in the first place, and the delay in issuing the half assed apology spoke volumes to its actual sincerity.

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        September 12, 2017 10:36 PM

        Nobody cares if he's legitimately remorseful. The primary goal is to encourage a behavioral change through punishment.

        And at least the outcry elicited a response, which will hopefully dampen this behavior going forward and discourage some fraction of his audience from mindless imitation.

        But ultimately I suspect none of it matters. The truly incensed aren't his audience anyway. His audience has already moved past it, if they even cared in the first place.

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        September 12, 2017 10:50 PM

        I agree with this. I don't think a hit piece like this is in good taste, or fair, after the guy did exactly what people were demanding of him. I'm glad Shacknews took a stand on the issue to begin with, but this is not the way to promote a racism free future in my view. It just makes "our side" seem unreasonable.

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      September 12, 2017 1:44 PM

      why do you even care about someone calling themself pewdiepie. I mean he is clearly an child learning how to speak.

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        September 12, 2017 4:45 PM

        Someone answered this question for you in the other thread. The dude has more viewers than Fox news every night. He's more influential than the largest news TV network's nightly ratings.

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          September 12, 2017 5:13 PM

          Ha no. Kids don't vote or pay taxes.

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            September 12, 2017 5:16 PM

            ...yet

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              September 12, 2017 5:57 PM

              What then??? (No pause) I'll tell you what then Edith, they'll want the vote!!! And just look what happened to our country now that ladies and blacks they have the vote! - Archie Bunker

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                September 12, 2017 7:06 PM

                ...that still bother ya, General? ;D

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        September 12, 2017 6:59 PM

        It took to now (as I don't think I've watched any of his videos) to realize it's not "pew die pie" it's "pewdie pie", like "cutie pie". I think that's as close as I want to get about knowing something about him.

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      September 12, 2017 1:54 PM

      Shacknews is getting clicks from PewDiePie using the n word. What a world!

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      September 12, 2017 7:22 PM

      Bets on how long he fucks up again?