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    Disney Drops YouTube Megastar After Anti-Semitic ‘Jokes’

    Hate ain’t cheap. The world’s highest-paid YouTube star, Felix Kjellberg, a.k.a. PewDiePie, has 53 million subscribers and — until recently — had a multimillion-dollar deal with Disney. But the company says it’s cut ties with him over videos that include anti-Semitic or Nazi imagery, including a stunt in which he paid two Indian men to hold up a banner saying “Death to all Jews.” Kjellberg says the incident was a joke that’s being reported too seriously, but says he understands it was ”ultimately offensive” and disavows hateful ideology.

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