Disney has dropped PewDiePie, the world’s highest-earning YouTube star, over anti-Semitic videos
Disney has dropped PewDiePie, the world’s highest-earning YouTube star, after a series of videos that featured anti-Semitic messages, according to The Wall Street Journal.
PewDiePie, a 27 year old from Sweden named Felix Kjellberg, whose foul-mouthed gaming videos have netted him 53 million subscribers, made $15 million in 2016, according to Forbes. Some of that was a result of a joint venture with Maker Studios, which Disney bought for $675 million in 2014. That joint venture is finished in the wake of these videos, Disney confirmed to The Journal.