Two of Felix Kjellberg’s videos have been blocked on YouTube in India following a court order.
The court order filed by T-Series states that Felix has “been uploading defamatory and disparaging music videos which target the plaintiff [T-Series] and Indians as a community and contains racist, inflammatory and hateful remarks against them as well as T-Series in a bid to ridicule to disparage the plaintiff and its trademarks”.
Judge Bench of Justice Jayant Nath ordered the videos to be taken off of YouTube and now both music videos are unavailable to view on YouTube in India.
— Kingshuk (@kingshuk_26) April 11, 2019
The court is asking YouTube to remove both videos from its entire platform and ensure no copy versions of the videos are uploaded to the platform either, giving YouTube two weeks to comply.
Felix has been involved in a subscriber battle with the T-Series for some time. T-Series currently holds the title with just over 95.1 million subscribers while Felix has just over 94.5 million.
A petition to remove Felix’s channel from YouTube has been created by Maria Ruiz.
The petition, which now has over 87,000 signatures, claims that Felix’s channel is “one of the largest platforms for white supremacist content” on YouTube, adding that the YouTuber has “proven once and again to promote and affiliate himself with white supremacist and Nazi ideologies. Worst of all his channel is very much aimed toward children in their formative years.”
Felix gave his views on the petition in a video on his YouTube channel, saying: “Just by glancing over the points that they made against me it’s so blatantly misrepresenting and misinforming people. A lot of these points are just flat out lies as well”.
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