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Disney-owned Maker Studios has parted ways with YouTube star Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg after it was revealed that he had posted nine videos with anti-Semitic messages, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday evening.
As YouTube’s most-watched star, Kjellberg had accrued 14.7 billion views and attracted 53 million subscribers to his video channel. His channel has been part of YouTube’s Google Preferred program, which lets brands buy ads against only the buzziest of content on the platform.
As of 11 p.m. ET Monday, PewDiePie’s