YouTube star PewDiePie apologizes over racial slur
Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie has apologized for blurting out a racial slur while playing a livestreamed video game.
In a video clip available online since Sunday the 27-year-old Swede, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, can be heard using the N-word in an expletive-laden tirade at his opponent.
In a new YouTube video posted on Tuesday that was viewed more than 450,000 times within three hours, Kjellberg said he was sorry.
PewDiePie is known for posting humorous clips and playing livestreamed video games for his more than 57 million followers on YouTube, making him the site's most watched user.
"I'm disappointed in myself because it seems like I've learned nothing from all these past controversies," Kjellberg said.