“I am sorry. I didn’t think they would actually do it. I feel partially responsible,” he says in the video. “I don’t feel good. I don’t feel too proud of this, I’m not gonna lie. I’m not antisemitic, or whatever it’s called, so don’t get the wrong idea. It was a funny meme, and I didn’t think it would work, okay. You can’t hold me…you can’t hold me…The Verge, stop. I swear I love Jews, I love ’em. I am so sorry. I don’t know what else to say.”
In December, Kjellberg had threatened to delete his channel if he reached the 50 million subscriber mark, only to admit a few days later that it was all a joke. His shows on the regular free tier of YouTube will continue without interruption, even if he may not make $15 million this year like he did in 2016.