HIS OLDER VIDEOS ARE FULL OF OFF-COLOR JOKES
YouTube content creators are certainly under more scrutiny now than they were back in 2012, but PewDiepIe managed to garner some disdain, even at that time, through his use of some seriously off-color humor. He frequently made light of things like sexual assault and rape, and, while done in a black humor, satirical style, it still elicited enough fan backlash to catch his attention and post an update promising to tone it down.
HIS TREATMENT OF OTHER STREAMING PERSONALITIES
PewDiePie’s criticism of other streamers feels a bit disingenuous considering his own recent gaffs, but he’s also caught quite a bit of flack for referring to some female personalities as “Twitch thots.” While that’s more or less a common internet meme these days, it landed him in some more hot water when Alinity, a major content creator on Twitch, copyright claimed his video criticizing her, which lead to even more drama.