They can watch the videos for the themselves, you know.
Have you *ever* worked a white collar job in your life, let alone interacted with HR or PR? You are overestimating competence whilst simultaneously underestimating paranoia.
The contents of the videos are strictly secondary to the fact that the Wall Street Journal, the largest newspaper in America (and also the one with the strongest ties to big business), made it clear to Disney that they were going to write a series of articles on PDP's alleged antisemitism. This would be enough to rattle anyone, but Disney has long attempted to quell rumors about its (and Walt's) antisemitism, so they were almost certainly going to avoid the smoke regardless of whether or not there was any fire.
I've heard someone mention the WSJ has posted a compilation of the nine videos they sent (and have admitted to sending) Disney. No idea if that's true; go look for yourself if you want. I am being pragmatic with my time here; I will wait for the WSJ to circle the troops and put out a more robust response and for more enthusiastic people to put together comprehensive lists of links to the relevant videos and articles and relevant quotes with verifications so we don't have to deal with paywalls.
The WSJ hasn't denied it that I've seen. I have no reason to doubt it. If you doubt it, so be it. But I'm not your Google monkey.
one is a comedy where two awful people are trying to be offensive by making a musical about Hitler
No, that's incorrect. The plot of the movie is they are trying to make a play that will be a box office flop.
"Surely, Mel Brooks could have chosen a more socially responsible but still hilariously bad subject for his fictional producers to make a play about!"
the other is a jackass who thinks it's edgy to pay poor people 5 dollars to do something politically incorrect
So just to clarify, you think it's OK to pay privileged white Americans thousands of dollars to do something politically incorrect, but not give $5 to some Indians.
Don't give me that "they didn't know what they were saying" bullshit; those guys spoke English (or at least someone on their end did) and World War 2 and Israel are both pretty well known in India (news/history of the latter is of interest to them because the Hindus are dealing with jihadi problems) so I'm pretty sure they knew what Jews are, it's just that the taboos are very different there. Which actually makes the video all the more interesting and meaningful, albeit not necessarily something PDP was thinking when he made it.
One is comedic genius, the other is tasteless attention whoring.
This is the crux of the matter right here. Limousine liberalism; pure, unadulterated, self-absorbed elitism. It's ok if Hollywood does it, but if it's a simple one-man operation without the glitter, it's held to an entirely different standard. Polish dictates acceptability. I hate it when it's wall street criminals getting away with no jail time for the same crimes that would send an individual away for decades, and I hate it just as much when the example set by the rich is set as the untouchable center of the cultural compass. Which is what you *are* doing, whether you realize it or not.
The Producers, incidentally, was (as I recall; it's been a while) a fairly shitty, unfunny movie apart from the play-within-the-movie with hippy Hitler and the spinning swastika the immediate reaction to it. All of that stuff with the scriptwriter getting pissed afterwards was meh, as I recall. Mel Brooks has done a lot of legendarily good stuff, but consistency or pacing have never been his strong suits.
PDP's Death to All Jews, on the other hand, was a solid piece, with nice contrast between his normal persona leading to an ending that felt very much like something out of a Louis CK's show. I'm sorry if your brain has been so spoilt by American sitcom and dramedy trash to not be able to find any meaning in thirty seconds of stunned silence (real or "faked"--it doesn't matter. Louie's show is no less "faked") followed with a wistful, sad smile.
It showed a finesse and self-reflection that I found much more interesting than the videos I'd seen him in a year or two back.
I don't know why you're obsessed with winners and losers.
I'm pretty sure you're the one who's fixated on PewDiePie being caught, possibly like Scooby Doo criminal. I merely pointed out that the 'catching' and the victory is unfolding in the other direction, though it will take some time for the evening news-addled members of the public to properly process it.
And as an aside, this is another vastly overrated bit of "comedy". There is not enough marijuana in the world to make Scooby Doo funny. Mainstream culture though, that means it must be good, right?
I'm just pointing out that PewDiePie is upset
Regardless of whether or not he was upset a few days ago (or just faking it), he most certainly is not upset now. Again with the out of touch elitism--just how old are you, anyway? You seem to think that just because a shit ton of mainstream media sources are unthinkingly parroting the WSJ line, that means PewDiePie is hurt or worried or something. Whatever he's up to, I'm quite certain he's having a fantastic weekend. He finessed it perfectly, and at this point the battle is already won even if he doesn't mention it again.
It's a mistake to think this is merely his fanboys vs. the world. Four days ago I would have shrugged and said "Eh, whatever. I guess he's ok, but he's no jacksepticeye. And I don't even watch him very much; I stopped being super interested in gaming years before these guys showed up." But now...