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OK, it's recently come to my attention that Pewdie's videos can offend some people. One of the most notable examples is the dark humor he uses. More specifically, the "rape jokes."

If you don't know what I mean, Pewdie used to use the word rape fairly often in his videos and he would use it in a joking manner. Now, I will admit that this did kinda offend me a little when I first started watching him. But I was able to look past that and enjoy Pewdie for who he was: a guy trying to have fun and be funny. And I know that rape isn't funny and that it's a terrible and traumatic event that will likely have long lasting effects on the victim, be they male or female. If you yourself have ever been raped, my heart goes out to you.

A common misconception is that dark humor seems to glorify or make light of tragedy. It doesn't. Dark humor takes a morbid or taboo subject matter and helps us transcend it and show us its absurdity. Dark humor, to me, is probably the best kind of humor. It provides the best examination of the human condition. (Did I just use The Amazing Atheist's argument? Yes, because he's right)

Pewdie doesn't mean to offend anyone. He knows that rape isn't funny and has sworn to never make a joke with the word "rape" in it ever again just because of this backlash he's getting from tons of people saying that he's a horrible person for trying to entertain people. Sure, his jokes might not be their cup of tea and they might find it offensive, but who is anyone for telling him (or anyone, for that matter) what he can or can't say? This is why I'm against censorship.

I'm sorry if I offended anyone with this blog post, I just wanted to address the subject.
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KawaiiSoulEater Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
i like it all
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SakuMulti Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't get what the big problem is with his jokes. It's obvious that they're just jokes and if people don't like that, why don't they just ignore those parts of his videos if they're true bros?
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ThiefshippingAngel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was fine with it when I started watching Pewdie, because everyone has their own sense of humor. And Pewdie has a variety of types of humor. So If you don't like one, then look past it until you find one to like. That's how I learned how to become a true bro. What about everyone else? Can they say the same?
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lAmbralNeral Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it's raeping time!
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tailsfluffy74 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree that what he said was uncalled for and extremely rude.
Although, he should pick out the words first before he says something, even if it's towards a "hater".
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MaidenoftheDawn Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you, he could be a little more careful about what he says. But he's still funny :heart:
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ArcoIris-Gato Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with this 100% :clap:
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biseibutsu03 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you in entirety -- despite things becoming a little out of hand, Pewdie addressed it quite well.
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thewolftroll Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree. That is all.
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unisama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree with you. What viewers have to understand is that if you don't like it DON'T WATCH IT. Simple as that
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CarapherneliacKitten Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If you don't like what Pewdie says, don't watch the videos. Simple as that. It's not his job to pick and choose what he says based off of his viewers' feelings; If they don't like it, they don't have to watch. There's no need for backlash or threatening him (as I have seen).
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NACHOMZN Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I agree with BlackPanda36. People who dislike his sense of humor should just not watch his videos. Yes, his humor can be a bit offensive at times, but you can look through that if you take it easy and don't spaz about it. I was offended at first, hearing his period & rape jokes on Happy Wheels, but I overlooked it and it doesn't bother me as badly now. So, as a conclusion, people who can't stand to hear his jokes, or just plain dislike PewDie, go away, and stop complaining.
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xtheznotecstasy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
CRAB SEMEN
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Schadenfreude/Malicious Joy is also part of Dark Humour because you laugh at other people's pain. We know it's not a laughing matter, we're just sadistic.
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t3h-puppeteer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
There are those people that will get offended over anything. Sadly, the more people that is subscibed, the higher chance that one person will eventually stumble on his videos....

One of my favorite webcomics showed the post effects trauma of being through rape through flashback in the past for one of the characters (I don't know how to describe it) and people still complained that they were making fun/glorifying it... *sigh*
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BlackPanda36 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I share your opinion. Those who can't stand his humors just shouldn't watch his videos.
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BlackPanda36 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*humor ^^
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Avvyraptor Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I agree with you. Rape is certainly not something to make fun of but is obvious that Pewdie doesn`t mean to offend anyone. And besides, noone keeps attention to what he`s talking while playing. Pewdie rambles about irrelevant stuff all the time and i bet he doesnt even notice. Yes, he makes rape and gay jokes but who hasn`t? His aim is to make you laugh, not insulting you and that`s what matters. And people who haven`t realised that are all silly geese with no pancake mix.
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Voxollous Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thank you for pointing this out. it has also come to my attention as well. thanks.
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VoxMagi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Writer
Was this why I've noticed less such comments from Pewdie? I even thought there were times he could of taken certain situations into a joke with games he's played and almost suspected them, and it seemed like he was going to but was holding himself back. Now that I know why, it kinda makes me sad... I probably don't always agree with the jokes or find them funny but I shrug them off. What disappoints me, though, is that this sort of stuff happens in real life. People joke about rape and worse everywhere. Honestly, if people can't handle listening to it on YT videos they're obviously not old enough to be on there as they're not ready for the real world. I can understand if they've actually been a victim, then it's completely justified, though eventually they're going to hear such jokes in the real world. It's not like Pewdie is the only person who jokes about it, and I've heard constant dark humor when I was in school.
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FungalZombieX Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree whole heartedly.
People discredit him far too much.

So what? He says whatever the fuck comes to mind... I'm sure most of us would eventually say something that offends others.
Hell I live in constant fear of offending people because of how badly they react... But honestly... It gets to the point where they ENJOY being offended. people seem to loose sight of the real joy in his entertainment.
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I-Lov-ZaDr-and-Anime Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stupid haters. Haters should just...NOT WATCH PEWDIE THEN BECAUSE...*ahem* they get offended. I personaly think the people who hate on him are soooo jelly of the subscribers and popularity. He's awesome. He's not trying to offend anyone, he is just so frickn' funny!!
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Windyfeather Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pewdie didn't mean to offend anyone, none of his jokes are aimed at people. Yes, rape isn't funny, it's real serious business, and my heart goes out to the victims, but I did enjoy Pewdie's rape jokes, mainly because he didn't mean any harm. ;~;
Pewdie is a good person, he understands serious things. He doesn't mean what he says, he's joking around and going crazy. But I don't understand why some people go butthurt when they can always just stop watching his videos...
It's really simple, they can just unsubscribe to him. They'll just turn to Barrels and you know what Bros do with Barrels...
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hellianakatsu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand your arguments and your feelings.
My problems are with people who doesn't understand that is dark humor and not "Oh, Pewdie agree with rape".
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CupquakeMoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I understand if many of you are offended by it but honestly in MY opinion, I think they're being too butt hurt about it. Lololol see what I did there? C'mon, it's silly to hate on a guy who just jokes about it. He's not pointing out anyone. Yes, rape is a horrible thing but throwing hate at one guy won't stop the issue. It happens everyday. If you know someone or you are a rape victim, I'm sorry. I hope that whoever it was, dies slowly and painfully. My point is that i believe we need to know who's to be hated here. The sick people who go out to commit their dirty deeds or a guy who records himself playing games that his fans suggest to him & screams like a little girl? .-.
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TheRainbowMess Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
.-. He's having fun.
if anyone's offended they can shoo.
I know rape isn't funny but it's not like he's saying it in THAT sense.
ewe;;
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Icicle1penguin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank goodness. I was looking for the appropriate term for what Pewds was doing. :aww: Totally agree. I mean, it's for entertainment purposes. And yes, it's pretty offensive, but crude humor usually is. ^^;
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redsheepies Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Word ^-^
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nuzlockeAlice Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
people make the thing to big.
so many people make jokes about even worse things, it is just a JOKE! if you don't like it, ignore it.

every bro knows that rape is wrong etc. we aren't stupid, some people may like the jokes, others not. try to see the funny part of jokes, and if you can't. please. live on.
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ZebulonSmiley Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm fine with joking around, so I love Pewd's vids, even the jokes he makes cause I know he's just joking. ^^ I personally think self-deprecating humor is funniest. :)
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glittermiilk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I probably shouldn't be getting involved in this, and I'm sure someone has made this point already but,
I believe the reason many people have been offended by some of Pewdie's commentary isn't necessarily because he uses the term 'rape' quite often as dark humor. That alone would be more acceptable. It's the fact that he seems to shout 'rape' at largely random moments (e.g. when he's being attacked by a monster or such), which in many people's eyes (including mine) doesn't really count as dark humor as there isn't much of a joke being made. I think people might be concerned that Pewdie might be desensitising his audience through doing this, or at least not showing much sensitivity himself. I agree with the journal in that dark humour can help with sensitive subjects, but when someone's just yelling one thing in literally every video that can be seen as pretty tasteless.
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Totemo-Oishii Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
^ Took the words right out of my mouth. I will say, though, I never really had a problem with it, but I never found it funny either. I've watched Pewdie long enough to know he likes his lewd jokes, but is also an open minded person.
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glittermiilk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Aah me too :> I discovered him kind of a long time ago but I don't really find him funny anymore. But yeah he's definitely not a bad dude, and if he is responding to criticism then there isn't really too big of a problem.
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InvaderKat00 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
People are always going to be offended by something
For example just the other day someone commented in on of Pewdie's Lucius videos requesting him to stop playing it because the satanic symbols bothered her
even though pewdie puts warnings in front of all his Lucius videos warning about that :/
Besides, if Pewdie offends someone then they should just stop watching him.
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I-Lov-ZaDr-and-Anime Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I know! They just don't read, they just want to hate.
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TouchMyLexicon66 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Personally, I think Pewdiepie was fine the way he was. If people didn't like the humor, they could simply just stop watching.
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DarkLuigi-1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It bugs me whenever people take jokes too seriously.
Seriously, it's the interenet, what do they expect?
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Blaze3006 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I can see how it's offensive. Personally, I don't mind it.
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Powered-by-Redstone Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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DoomandMoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am able to laugh and say "ha ha thats pretty funny XD" but yeah. I understand how it can be offensive but still. its not as if he is seriously hurting anyone or anything just trying to be a funny guy on the interwebs. c:

-Moon-
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FlippySoldierBear Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Man, I wish I could like your comment! But sadly, this isn't Facebook. :( so, I'm gonna give you a icon Facebook like and a BROFIST!

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Well said! By the way! :D
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FlippySoldierBear Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh in case you're wondering how to do the icons it's like this- : iconpewdiebrofistplz : but without the spaces! :D I hope that helps!
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DoomandMoon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks c: derp.... :matteo: ... ...
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FlippySoldierBear Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome! :)
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GlaceonLeafeon15 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
I seroiusly think that they are funny, cause I'm able to look past his jokes.
(All those people are barrels for being so mean to Pewdz ;~;)
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GlaceonLeafeon15 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
OMG I DIDN'T PUT THE WINKY FACE :O
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AliceOfTheRose Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't care for rape jokes due to some things that have really made me look down on that, but I tend to just tune out those jokes. He's still pretty funny, and if you've ever played games like Amnesia, you know that you kind of need to make any jokes you can to keep from pissing yourself.
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Sunrise1-1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I actually like those jokes. Being raped is indeed a serious business, but people can't take jokes the wrong way. When sexual jokes first arrived, I'm sure they were taken in much the same way. If people don't like the jokes, then they shouldn't watch him. When I was a goody two shoes and I saw someone who swore, I stopped watching them.
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YolandasMagicalSword Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So what? he makes rape jokes. i make rape jokes all the time, and people think im hilarious. i think Pewdie is one of the funniest guys on the internet. these people are just taking him to seriously. like Soccer Mums who think everything is bad or offensive. in also fact, i think i would be worster than Pewdie because i make Pedophile jokes, which isnt funny to alot of people, but myself infact dont take myself seriously. so what i want to say is, to the idiots who take Pewdie too seriously, need to loosen up because when he makes the jokes, he's playing VIDEO GAMES. Video Games arent real, people use them to escape reality. People just need to grow the fuck up and look past what he says and let it slide, He has tons of viewers and he's just trying to make us laugh, you should really just Stfu and enjoy. :D
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