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PewDiePie cancels huge ADL donation because his fans didn't like it

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Controversial YouTube megastar PewDiePie has announced he's canceling plans to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) due to fan backlash.

The YouTuber had first announced the donation in a video posted on Tuesday. However, in a video posted just two days later on Thursday, the prominent YouTube Creator backtracked.

“I made the mistake of picking a charity that I was advised to instead of picking a charity that I’m personally passionate about,” he said, also claiming he didn’t know too much about the organization until he heard from his outraged fans.

Pewdiepie statement on the ADL donation https://t.co/eGTYDdCEEx pic.twitter.com/RAzEh7eBJM

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