TGL Round-Up: PewDiePie Under Fire Over Racial Slur, Leah Remini Forgives Mother for Scientology Introduction, Patty Jenkins Back For Wonder Woman 2
The world’s most popular YouTube star, PewDiePie, is under fire over his usage of a racial slur during a recent live stream.
While playing PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, PewDiePie (real name: Felix Kjellberg) said about an opponent who was shelling him: “What a f—ing n—–… sorry, but what the f—.” He then added, “I don’t mean that in a bad way.”
The latest controversy comes after Kjellberg in February lost his deals with Disney’s Maker Studios and YouTube in the wake of his ill-advised pranks to pay random strangers to spout anti-Semitic sentiments and after reports of his videos featuring Nazi imagery.
PewDiePie has not yet responded to the controversy.
Leah Remini won the trophy last night for Best Informational Series or Special at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
During her speech, the former King of Queens star forgave her mother for introducing her and her family to Scientology.
“Mom, thank you. You are officially forgiven for getting us into a cult,” she joked.
A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath’s second series is currently airing.
The director of the first Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins, has inked a deal to direct the sequel, Variety reports.
Variety was first to report that Jenkins was already working on a script for the sequel with Geoff Johns, who oversees the DC film universe along with Jon Berg for Warner Bros.
Gal Gadot will also return for the sequel.