The conversation surrounding what is or isn’t “over the line” in comedy isn’t new. More recently, the conversation has shifted from young comedians fighting for freedom of speech to older comedians decrying political correctness. The latest controversial jokes from Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg sit at the crossroads of…
Following the Pewdiepie controversy from last week, a good deal of YouTube rallied around the Swedish star in an attempt to defend him against ‘unfair’ attacks by the mainstream media. A few high-profile YouTubers weren’t quite as enthusiastic in their defense, which has led to some backlash.
While Pewdiepie makes headlines over a “death to all Jews” stunt that backfired, the kicker is that such antics are not an anomaly on YouTube. The open secret that everyone knows but nobody really talks about: many of YouTube’s popular nerdy figures are ‘offensive’ in an attempt to push back on a world they believe is…
A month after YouTube’s biggest star uploaded a video containing the phrase “Death To All Jews,” the service that once hosted that very content is distancing itself a bit from Felix Kjellberg.
Maker Studios, a division of Disney, just severed their deal with YouTube megastar Pewdiepie. They pointed to a (now-deleted) January 11 video in which Pewdiepie paid two men to hold up a sign that read, “Death To All Jews.”
When YouTube’s biggest star swore that he was going to delete his channel after gaining 50 million subscribers, fans didn’t know what to believe. Some thought he was really going through with it, and prepared for the worst. Today, Felix Kjellberg comes clean, revealing that it was just a joke all along.
UPDATE 12/9 11:47 AM: Just as some predicted, Kjellberg trolled everyone by deleting his secondary channel.
Felix Kjellberg is a jokester, and that sense of humor has helped him build the biggest empire on YouTube. But at the end of a recent video titled “DELETING MY CHANNEL AT 50 MILLION,” the Swedish superstar gets serious.
Once a fandom gets big enough, it starts to develop a reputation. In the case of Five Nights at Freddy’s, the reputation isn’t necessarily a good one—and the creator of the series knows it.
Earlier this year, the game YouTuber’s Life made the rounds through, well, YouTube. By the time Pewdiepie played the life simulator, he didn’t seem happy about it. “That’s the truth about YouTubers,” he said at one point. “We’re all depressed. Why would anyone want to become a YouTuber? For the fame? For the money?…
The editorial staff at Kotaku has repeatedly advised readers to not pre-order video games, and today we can reveal two more reasons not to pre-order: radical life changes and transformations to the gaming industry.
This seems like common sense, right? Don’t be weird; don’t put people in an uncomfortable situation, no matter who they are. And yet...
YouTube has an enormous “clickbait” problem, and everybody knows it. Even the biggest channels around constantly rely on totally misleading thumbnails and titles that trick you into clicking on terrible content.
YouTube’s biggest star is infamous for screaming over footage of video games, and while he makes some good money doing it, it seems that his neighbors don’t really appreciate his shitck at all.
I have a hard time caring about supercars unless they’re being used for super-hoonage, so YouTubers bragging about sweet new rides they’ll only use to hard park in Monaco have always rubbed me the wrong way. Fortunately, YouTube star PewDiePie’s new ride blows all of those basic supercar videos away.
Pewdiepie has been on YouTube for about five years now. Inevitably, some fans who have stuck with him the entire way through now think they miss the “old” Pewdiepie. That’s why Pewdiepie took to YouTube last weekend to talk about how awful and amateurish his early days actually were.