YouTube Star PewDiePie has apologized for the use of the “n-word” during a live video stream, saying he was an “idiot”.
“It was something that I said in the heat of the moment,” he said in a YouTube post, which has already racked up nearly five million views.
“I said that the worst word I could possibly think of, it’s just slipped”, he continues.
The 27-year-old Swede – real name Felix Kjellberg – said that there was “no excuse” for what he said.
“I’m just an idiot, but this is not what I said or how I said okay,” he went on. “He did not agree.
“I’m really sorry if I have offended, hurt, or disappointed by the whole thing.”
PewDiePie has been seen and heard using the racist attack while playing a video game on a live stream.
After the use of the term, he appeared to recognize his error, saying: “I don’t mean that in a bad way.”
The Online star, who has over 57 million subscribers, has already had to defend himself on the anti-Semitism allegations.
On another occasion, he was suspended from Twitter for telling a joke he had joined the so-called Islamic State.
“I’m disappointed of myself, because it seems that I learned nothing of all these recent controversies,” he said Tuesday.
The internet celebrity amassed his following through the publication of recordings of himself playing video games and providing feedback.
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