[129] Alinity stated that her reaction was caused by "the rampant sexism in online communities", arguing that Kjellberg's comments degraded women; she refused to accept Kjellberg's apology. Directed by Kai Hasson. [27] Swedish magazine Icon noted his use of the Adobe Premiere Pro editing software. [132] Shortly thereafter, The Verge's Julia Alexander said that the video in question used imagery of the Charlottesville car attack, and that the channel made frequent use of racial and homophobic slurs. This thread is archived. [‡ 4] Following this passion after he departed from Chalmers, he entered Photoshop contests and almost earned an apprenticeship at a prominent Scandinavian advertising agency. 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He expressed that he was advised to donate to the ADL, and did not hand-pick an organization that he was passionate about, as he had done with previous donations. The outlet Zee News reported that Kjellberg "faced strong criticism for his comments on the heightened tension between Pakistan and India in [the] March 12 issue of Pew News". [12][48], Many of Kjellberg's most-viewed videos are highlight compilations of his Let's Play videos. 1 YouTube channel. If anyone could do it, though, it's PewDiePie. "[97], Kjellberg's video content has been described by various outlets as goofy, energetic, and filled with profanity. We've [...] found there have been no decreases in creators subscriber numbers beyond what normally happens when viewers either unsubscribe from a creator's channel or when YouTube removes spammed subscribers". People definitely preferred PewDiePie's take over YouTube's to a shocking degree. Over time, his style of content diversified to include vlogs, comedy shorts, formatted shows, and music videos. It's no secret that PewDiePie is one of the most popular YouTube creators of all times. "[141][211][161] Although both parties came to a settlement later in the year, Kjellberg's videos remain blocked in India. It's really, really hard. [26] By early 2017, he had uploaded almost 3,500 videos to his channel, around 400 of which have been made private. Kjellberg received a second Silver Play Button for the Jack septiceye2 channel in 2016. [127] Topics covered by Kjellberg on Pew News included culture war topics he previously avoided. YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind, "YouTube Sends PewDiePie Custom Ruby Play Button To Commemorate 50 Million Subscribers", "YouTube Forges New 'Red Diamond Creator Award' For Channels With 100 Million Subscribers", "Felix Kjellberg (a.k.a. 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[176] At the time of signing with YouTube, Kjellberg had amassed over 800,000 followers on DLive, but due to his deal with former, and not having streamed on latter in four months, Tubefilter noted that it was unclear if Kjellberg was still affiliated with DLive. These are very famous people who have legions of fans and are followed constantly by the press. [99] The series premiered the following February. [‡ 4] He was also interested in creating content on YouTube; after not earning the apprenticeship, he sold limited edition prints of his photoshopped images to purchase a computer to work on YouTube videos. [97], In May, Kjellberg attracted controversy for using the term "Twitch thots" in a video that featured him watching a compilation of female Twitch streamers. [44] Kjellberg signed with Maker Studios in December, a multi-channel network (MCN) that drives the growth of the channels under it. [276], On 3 June 2014, Sveriges Radio announced that Kjellberg was chosen to host his own episode of the Swedish radio show Sommar i P1. [206] In 2016, Douglas Holt of Harvard Business Review wrote of Kjellberg as "YouTube's greatest success", and regarded him, about gaming subcultures, "the star of this digital art world—just as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Patti Smith had done in urban art worlds back in the analog days". PewDiePie, who's had his fair share of controversy, is viewed in a more positive light by this demographic than a popular pro basketball player who's never had a major scandal. That was unheard of back at the time. [191] It has eclipsed the 10 billion video view milestone on 6 September 2015, becoming the first channel to do so. [9] His father is also a corporate executive. Pewdiepie currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Likewise, for critics and fans who value inclusivity — and among outside observers who view [Kjellberg]'s conduct as inexplicably frequent in the news — [Kjellberg] represents all that is wrong and alienating about games culture. 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In the text these references are preceded by a double dagger (‡): "I've made some jokes that people don't like. … [154] The day after the video's upload, Kjellberg temporarily regained his lead over T-Series as the most subscribed channel. [106] On 18 December 2016, he received a custom Play Button from YouTube as a reward for reaching this milestone. As The Verge reports, Kjellberg set a very impressive record late in the evening on Aug. 24, 2019. According to eTeknix, this vlog was the most liked non-music video on the platform, with over 7 million likes and a like percentage of 99.09%. He's doing fewer Let's Plays of horror games like Amnesia,[103] and adding, "the PewDiePie of 2016 can still be immature, sure, but [...] a defining aspect of recent PewDiePie videos is existential angst, as he describes the bleak reality of making content for a machine he cannot fully control or understand. After being briefly surpassed in late 2013 by YouTube Spotlight, his channel firmly held the title until early 2019, when he publicly vied for it with Indian record label T-Series. [193] After briefly gaining the title several times in early 2019, on 27 March, T-Series surpassed Kjellberg in subscribers to become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube. [52] In July 2013, he overtook Jenna Marbles to become the second most-subscribed YouTube user,[56] and reached 10 million subscribers on 9 July. Both, it may surprise you to learn, aren't as well-known as PewDiePie to a certain demographic in the world. 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[126] Kjellberg also began Pew News, a satirical series where he presents and discusses recent news stories while in-character, often as fictional characters named after CNN hosts, such as Gloria Borger, Poppy Harlow, or Mary Katharine Ham and sometimes, an amalgamation of these names. His relationship with Maker caused the establishment of an official PewDiePie website, app, and online store to sell merchandise, while Kjellberg promoted Maker's media interests and gave the network a share of his YouTube ad revenue. "[178], By December 2011, Kjellberg's channel had around 60,000 subscribers,[33] and on 9 May 2012, it reached 500,000 subscribers. No agent, press release, or any other intermediary. [90][94] With over 4.5 million dislikes (as of 22 April 2020), the video ranks as Kjellberg's most-disliked, as well as one of the most-disliked on the entire YouTube platform. The milestone happened at a time when PewDiePie was going through several changes in his personal and professional life. As a result, he received criticism from online users, including fans of Lovato and others struggling with addiction. [324] Previously, he stated he is an agnostic atheist.[325]. In response to his 2017 controversies, The Ringer ' s Justin Charity commented, "PewDiePie's occasional, reactionary irreverence has become a core component of his appeal. 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The secret is that he really loves to play these games and that he has fun doing it. [69] Billboard reported that the channel gained more subscribers than any other channel in 2013. [13] As his content went through changes in style in 2016, Patricia Hernandez of Kotaku wrote, "the PewDiePie of 2016 can still be immature, sure, but [...] a defining aspect of recent PewDiePie videos is existential angst, as he describes the bleak reality of making content for a machine he cannot fully control or understand. [45], Early in his YouTube career, Kjellberg used jokes about rape in his videos. [153] The day after "Congratulations" was uploaded, Kjellberg temporarily regained his lead over T-Series as the most subscribed channel. [95] Another video featuring Kjellberg asking his viewers to have it reach 1 million comments also garnered traction; at one point, the video was noted for having over 5 million comments. No PewDiePie in YouTube Rewind 2017. The Swedish version was broadcast on 9 August 2014 in Sveriges Radio P1, and when the broadcast started the English version was published online. Achetez Youtubers Vloggers New Youtube Rewind 2017 Poster Zoe Joe Caspar Phil & Dan Lucy Lydia Troye Oli White Tyler Oakley KSI Miranda Chante Connor Franta Pewdiepie Casey Neistat Sugg Favourites A1, Noir, A1 (594mm x 841mm) : Posters : Amazon.fr Livraison gratuite possible dès 25€ "[209], Following the controversy regarding alleged anti-Semitic content in his videos, many media publications both in and outside of the gaming and tech industries severely criticized Kjellberg's content. The following day, YouTube's official Twitter channel celebrated PewDiePie's record with a video about his previous milestones. [298], On 3 December 2018, Kjellberg announced that he had started a fundraiser on GoFundMe for Child Rights and You (CRY) in order to help Indian children, partially in response to racist comments left on his videos directed toward Indians. [18][21] Lev Grossman of Time noted that "he's totally unpolished, but at the same time his timing is consistently spot-on," adding that "most of the critical literature about PewDiePie focuses on the bad language and crude physical humor–and admittedly there are a lot of both–and the fact that he is, at the end of the day, just a guy playing video games and yelling. [315][316], Penguin Group's Razorbill imprint released Kjellberg's This Book Loves You, a parody of self-help books, on 20 October 2015. "[219] Later in 2015, Kjellberg was featured on the cover of Variety's "Famechangers" issue, with the magazine ranking him as the "#1 Famechanger", or "those whose influence stands head and shoulders above the rest". To commemorate the achievement, YouTube sent PewDiePie a Red Diamond Creator Award, which the YouTuber showed off in a vlog. 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[113][114][210] A Wired article covering the controversy referred to him as a "poster boy for white supremacists". [50][51], On 18 February 2013, Kjellberg's channel reached 5 million subscribers,[33] and in April, he was covered in The New York Times after surpassing 6 million subscribers. [269] On this topic, Kjellberg has expressed disappointment when a sizable portion of people misinterpret his intentions; he stated, "if I mention on Twitter that I find this or that Kickstarter project cool, people immediately start to ask what economical interests I might have in it. On these videos, Kjellberg has stated "I was so shy back then," and added, "It was so weird to me, sitting alone in a room talking into a microphone. Popular YouTuber VanossGaming came in third with an average of $2 million per year in merchandise revenue. [20][237], When reviewing Kjellberg's early video game commentary content, Swedish columnist Lars Lindström commented positively, stating that "Felix Kjellberg [having] a comic talent is indisputable. [101] During the livestream, they helped raise money for RED, a charity committed to helping eliminate HIV/AIDS in Africa. For a full-time YouTuber, taking a break or a holiday is not as easy as you might think. [227] In 2016, Maker Studios' international chief content officer was cited in The Guardian as comparing "the average parent's bafflement at their teenage children's passion for stars like PewDiePie, KSI, and Zoella to past generations' inability to comprehend punk rock or gangsta rap. [105] As Kjellberg's channel approached 50 million subscribers, he stated he would delete his channel once it reached the milestone. What followed was a hilarious sequence in which the YouTuber wandered around the city on a ride-on plush octopus screaming "1 million dislikes!". India then banned the two tracks from appearing on the country's version of YouTube because of defamatory language. Report. [259] Forbes commented that Kjellberg's income would have been higher had he avoided the pushback from advertisers resulting from the controversies surrounding his videos in 2017. Fans were waiting for the big moment for hours and captured it using Social Blade, a web app that allows monitoring the stats of many popular creators. All the included clips were accompanied by PewDiePie's diss track, "B*tch Lasagna." [297] After the first day, the fundraiser raised over $200,000, after YouTube doubled their goal of $100,000, and at the end of the livestream, they had raised a total of over $1.3 million with help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. There was no "slightly controversial" content, and many YouTubers that really did make up 2017 events were excluded. [55] In July 2013, he overtook Jenna Marbles to become the second most-subscribed YouTube user,[56] and reached 10 million subscribers on 9 July. He found it confusing, to say the least. [4][13] While it has been reported that he left Chalmers to focus on his YouTube career,[13] in 2017, Kjellberg clarified that he left because of his lack of interest in his course of study. "[83] Kjellberg would ultimately continue creating videos under Maker. [132] The video was edited to remove the reference. He also mentioned the CEO of T-Series' tax evasion scandal, collusions with the Mumbai mafia, and #MeToo allegations. [28][‡ 30] He says he enjoys living in Brighton and Hove, as he is able to live in general anonymity. Kjellberg donated $10,000 to his fundraiser and managed to raise over $30,000 for NAMI. [131], In a video uploaded in early December, Kjellberg promoted several small content creators on YouTube, recommending his viewers to subscribe to them. [283] In October of the same year, he appeared as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,[284] where Colbert referred to him as "Emperor of the Internet". [289] During the following voting period, Kjellberg won and donated his cash winnings to the World Wildlife Fund.