Oh, he did in fact get some heat for the rape jokes years ago… So much so that he promised he would stop making them in his videos, and has indeed kept his promise. @BadgingBadger @LeoNero
See, while I agree that people seriously overreacted, my main problem with it was that the intent behind it was, "Man, these guys will do ANYTHING for a quick buck."
PewDiePie, who is basically a millionaire thanks to his Youtube stuff, got these poor folks to hold up that sign and gave them some money for it. THAT'S the main problem I have with it, yet almost no one seems to actually bring that up.
It was clickbait, plain and simple. And someone as popular as him should not have to resort to edgelord humor to get views.
Also, I just thought it was in terrible taste and wasn't funny.