During the charity live stream, PewDiePie and his viewers raised money for various causes relating to the Black Lives Matter movement.
On 3 June, Felix Kjellberg showed his solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement when he held a YouTube live stream, during which all Super Chat donations were donated to charity.
By the end of the stream, his audience had raised over $106,000, which, along with his donation of $10,000, will be split equally between three charitable groups.
In a comment after the stream, Felix said: “Today is a day that I just feel so damn grateful for so many things. An amazing wife, friends and family, but also so damn proud of my audience on YT! We managed to raise over $106k + 10k (my contribution) to victims of police violence, the sentencing project and for small business [affected] by looting/riots. That’s a massive impact. THANK YOU to ever single donation that was made and to everyone that came to watch.”
Money raised during the live stream will be donated firstly to George Floyd’s family and other victims of police violence.
A second portion will go to The Sentencing Project, a charity challenging the way criminal punishment works in America.
In the description of his live stream, Felix shared: “POC make up 37% of the population, but 67% of the prison population. Overall, African Americans are more likely than white Americans to be arrested; once arrested, they are more likely to be convicted; and once convicted, they are more likely to face stiff sentences. Something needs to be done!”
Lastly, the third split of donations will go toward small businesses affected by looting and riot damage. In regards to this, Felix said he will try to evenly split donations and do the best he can for “what feels most in dire need of help”.
Those wishing to learn how they can help contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement can do so via this resource.
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