KSI is back in news for the wrong reasons. This Youtuber is becoming controversy’s favourite child. However, things seem to be a bit serious this time. KSI used a racial slur and had to apologize after people bashed him for doing so.

The latest drama has left the audience confused. KSI has quit social media for a while. On April 3, 2023 he announced that he would be taking a short break from social media.

KSI racial slur

What Did KSI Say?

KSI posts frequent content on his youtube channel which boasts over 40 million subs and almost a staggering 10 billion video views. He used a racial slur for South Asian people. This four-letter word was uttered during a Countdown challenge.

KSI was playing the challenge with six other creators when the word “p***” was uttered by him. The particular clip of the racial slur became viral instantly on social media. KSI quickly saw the outrage and apologized. But in such cases, an apology is often not enough. The video isn’t available but recorded clips of the incident are revolving on social media.

KSI apologized for using a racial slur

KSI took to Twitter to make an apology and mentioned that he was regretful for the slur he made during a recent Sidemen video. There was no excuse for what he said and he hopes fans apologize to him.

“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.

The group of other creators who were part of the video were ridiculed for laughing at the slur. The Sidemen tweeted their apology as well. They mentioned “The fact the incident was made light of on the show was wrong and compounded the hurt.

Fans are disappointed

Fans were not happy with the apology. Ansha, an ardent fan of KSI says that his apology didn’t feel genuine. Considering how offensive the word can be for some people, it was amusing to see him saying it so casually.

Another fan tweeted how racism against South Asians is ignored and normalised

Creators must be responsible and know that their actions can have huge implications. Using racial slurs in a casual and fun way aids in the normalization of racism.

Source: KSI