One of the gunmen who opened fire at a New Zealand mosque killing at least 40 people and injuring 20, livestreamed the heinous attack on Facebook in which he can be heard asking people to subscribe to YouTube channel Pewdiepie.
Reportedly several disturbing videos have surfaced on various social media platforms. In the 17-minute live stream video show gunman executing people inside the Masjid Al Noormosque in Christchurch. Another video shows bodies piled up inside.
One video also shows a gunman shouting at people to subscribe to Pewdiepie, a YouTube star and someone with highest number of YouTube subscribers.
“Remember lads, subscribe to Pewdiepie,” the gunman said. The livestream began as the gunman drove to the Al Noor Mosque in Deans Ave, parking his car in a nearby driveway. The 17-minute video ends with the gunman driving away in a beige Subaru station wagon.
Hours later, PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, 29-year-old YouTuber and comedian with 89 million subscribers, tweeted, “I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person. My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.”
Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch.
I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.
My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) March 15, 2019
Meanwhile, representatives from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube said they have suspended the accounts of a suspected gunman and are working to remove all versions of a video of the shooting from their platforms.