News 13 september — 19:29

PewDiePie apologises for using racial slur

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YouTube star PewDiePie has apologised for using the "n-word" during a video live stream, saying he was an "idiot, BBC reports.

"It was something that I said in the heat of the moment," he said in a YouTube post that has already racked up almost five million views.

"I said the worst word I could possibly think of and it just sort of slipped out," he continued.

The 27-year-old Swede - real name Felix Kjellberg - said there were "no excuses" for what he said.

"I'm just an idiot, but that doesn't make what I said or how I said it okay," he went on. "It was not okay.

"I'm really sorry if I offended, hurt or disappointed anyone with all of this."

PewDiePie was seen and heard using the racial slur while playing a video game on a live stream.

After using the term he appeared to recognise his error, saying: "I don't mean that in a bad way."

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