After viral YouTuber PewDiePie (real name: Felix Kjellberg) made headlines for posting what many viewed to be anti-Semitic videos, Canadian actor William Shatner took to Twitter to comment on the controversy.
While going about his usual Twitter-spree about his favourite TV shows, the “Star Trek” actor shared his thoughts.
Twitter user “MandoPony” made a comment saying,
Shatner responded saying “millennials don’t understand the impact.”
PewDiePie had just finalized a multi-million-dollar deal with Disney but has since been dropped ahead of the shocking videos.
The Swedish YouTuber defended himself in a Tumblr post: “I make videos for my audience. I think of the content that I create as entertainment, and not a place for any serious political commentary. I know my audience understand that and that is why they come to my channel. Though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive.
“As laughable as it is to believe that I might actually endorse these people, to anyone unsure on my standpoint regarding hate-based groups: No, I don’t support these people in any way,” he concluded.