YouTuber PewDiePie criticized for ‘mocking’ deaf Scarlet May

PewDiePie is under fire again.

The Swedish YouTube star, whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, has faced criticism after he allegedly mocked a deaf TikToker in his most recent video.

In the clip, which has since been removed, but is still on social mediaPewDiePie watched Scarlet May tell a story while using American Sign Language (ASL).

But after a few seconds, he refused to watch the entire video, saying, “No, I’m not listening to this.”

PewDiePie, who was with his dog, added that the pug has “the same crazy nails” as May before using the pug to imitate May’s gestures and speech.

After receiving immediate criticism for “spotting” his fellow social media influencer, PewDiePie edited the clip from the video and re-uploaded it to his 111 million subscribers.

However, he forgot to change the thumbnail of the video, which still showed a photo of May.

Social media users were shocked by the YouTuber’s actions and said he had no excuse for the behaviour.

But PewDiePie was too late, as many social media users managed to record the clip and repost it on social media.

“So why isn’t anyone talking about pewdiepie making fun of a deaf black woman?” said one person, sharing the video.

“Pewdiepie mocks a deaf tiktok creator for logging in to her videos simply because she has long fingernails…like the dude couldn’t be worse,” a second user chimed in.

“Honestly, if you’re still into pewdiepie, you should grow up. not only is he racist, he is now apparently mocking a deaf girl on tiktok who uses sign language,” added a third.

Scarlet May
Scarlet May has 6.2 million followers on TikTok.

After the controversy, May addressed the incident in a new TikTok video.

“[PewDiePie] made a reaction video to one of my TikToks, joked about my nails, joked about my gestures with his dogs, and, I think, at one point mocked my voice,” she told her followers, adding that “it was unnecessary was’ his to do so.

May, who has 6.2 million followers on TikTok, added that her goal was to show that people who use sign language also have long nails.

May addressed the YouTuber in a new TikTok video.

“At the same time, I was not surprised. I’m used to it,” she explained.

“But a great creator comes here and puts us back a million steps, so it’s very frustrating,” May noted, adding that if it was another person with long nails telling a story without having to sign, they wouldn’t. be made fun of.

“But because I have to draw to communicate and have long nails, he stopped the video after two seconds and didn’t even listen to the story, and then he started laughing at me with his dog.”

PewDiePie has not yet acknowledged the controversy.

May further criticized PewDiePie for editing the clip from his video rather than apologizing to her.

“You can’t just make fun of deaf people who have struggled with people like you for years and then get on with your day,” she said, addressing the YouTuber directly.

PewDiePie has yet to acknowledge the controversy on social media.

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