YouTuber KSI Issues Apology For His Using Insensitive Remarks Against South Asians; Announces His Break From Social Media-DETAILS BELOW

The offensive video was removed from the Sidemen YouTube channel and KSI has issued an apology

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YouTuber KSI Issues Apology For His Using Insensitive Remarks Against South Asians; Announces His Break From Social Media-DETAILS BELOW
British YouTuber, rapper, and boxer Olajide Olayinka Williams JJ Olatunji, also known as KSI, has issued an apology after using a racial slur in a recent video and announced that he will be taking a break from social media. 

The offensive video was removed from the Sidemen YouTube channel and KSI has issued an apology. 

“I wanna apologize for saying a racial slur in a recent Sidemen video. There’s no excuse, no matter the circumstances, I shouldn’t have said it and I’m sorry,” KSI tweeted. “I’ve always said to my audience that they shouldn’t worship me or put me on a pedestal because I’m human. I’m not perfect, I’m gonna mess up in life, and lately, I’ve been messing up a lot. So I’ve decided I’m gonna just take a break from social media for a while.”


On Sunday, KSI and the Sidemen, appeared in a video based on UK game show ‘Countdown’ where the contestant chooses between the two stacks of letter tiles, one containing vowels and the other consonants, and has 30 seconds to form the longest single word they can using nine letters.

The YouTuber, formed the word ‘Pi’ a pejorative term used to describe people of South Asian origin in the UK, saying “I don’t mean this maliciously, but the word’s Pi.” While the slur was bleeped, KSI’s fellow Sidemen were evidently amassed by the slur in the video.

The viral clip raked instant outrage on social media, including from leading arts practitioners who hail from the South Asian community. Actor, writer, and producer Guz Khan, BAFTA nominated for “A Man Like Mobeen”, posted a series of tweets. One of the tweet read: “You see @KSI the issue you have here is that a lot of Pakistanis can make things very difficult for you and anyone giggling in this video. When they catch up with you, I hope the dead countdown joke was worth it…”


DJ Bobby Friction tweeted: “I had this racial slur thrown at me & got physical beats by racists for my entire childhood. Genuinely upset that @KSI (a guy my children love) did this & thought it was funny. The rest of them laughing can go f**k themselves too. People dehumanising brown people like it normal.”

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