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YouTube's PewDiePie 'Sickened' by Mosque Gunman's Namedrop

YouTube's PewDiePie 'Sickened' by Mosque Gunman's Namedrop

At least 49 people were killed and 20 are seriously injured in the two mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand.

The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, called it a terrorist attack and said it was "one of New Zealand's darkest days".

He added: "I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person".

After the situation had unfolded, PewDiePie posted a tweet saying he was "absolutely sickened" to have heard his name uttered by the gunman.

In addition to PewDiePie, many other members of the video game and YouTube communities offered their thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the awful tragedy of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting that occurred on March 15th.

In fact, the phrase "subscribe to PewDiePie" is used as a meme and a rallying cry by the YouTube sensation's fans to garner support for him in the ongoing battle with T-series.

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Kjellberg has made numerous remarks over his career that have been viewed as racist, anti-Semitic, and nationalist.

He mentioned YouTuber PewdiePie's name which has left the world in a shock!

Twitter and 8chan accounts shared links to a 74-page manifesto, believed to be from the gunman, which seeks to justify the attack with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim ideology.

Police have announced that they have charged a 28-year-old male with murder in connection to the attack, and he will appear in court on Saturday morning.

One user has stated on Twitter that "If you use PewDiePie and the recent Christchurch shooting in New Zealand to further some political agenda, you are legit scum of the earth".

"What happened last night in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a tragedy and I echo the sentiment of all Americans, in wishing love and healing for all those impacted", she said in a statement.