YouTube superstar PewDiePie – real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg – has responded that he feels sickened that his name was mentioned in the Christchurch mosque shooter’s livestream video.
According to reports, the shooter had livestreamed a 17-minute video on his attack of the mosque. When he gets back to his car, the gunman makes a reference to the YouTuber by saying “Remember lads, subscribe to PewDiePie...”.
Kjellberg posted a statement on Twitter, expressing his disdain for the shooter and sympathy for those affected by the incident.
Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch.
I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.
My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.