Oh boy… this one is a doozie but I’m going to talk about this anyway. But first, I just want to let you know that this is my first long post and I haven’t been very active on this forum so apologies if I sound awkward but anyways let’s talk about this mess. So you all probably know who PewDiePie(real name Felix Kjellberg) is. He is a Swedish Youtuber and is currently has the largest amount of subscribers on Youtube at around 75 million. If you have been following any Youtube news or trends recently, you know that Pewdiepie has gotten in a feud with a channel called T-Series, an Indian music label that has a growing subscriber base and is getting pretty close to Pewdiepie’s numbers. With this news, Pewdiepie has been asking fans on social media to get more people to subscribe to his channel(as he doesn’t already have enough subscribers and money already) so that he can still be at the number one spot. Many other big Youtubers like Markiplier and Jackscepticeye are supporting him but recently things took a turn. In one of Pewdiepie’s recent video, he promoted a small Youtube channel that supports anti-semetic ideas and already, the channel has gained 15000 subscribers. Here’s the story if you want to know more in detail.
This isn’t the first time PDP has done this. From what I’ve read, he has done anti-semetic jokes before and even said the n-word on a live stream and now, he’s doing this and people are supporting him. Honestly, this sucks. It sucks to see how far-right extremism has taken over the gaming and Youtube community with even large content creators promoting stuff like this. Whether you enjoy these big Youtubers or not, this is NOT okay and it needs to stop. But I feel like it might get worse. People in the Game Awards live chat were attacking Sonicfox, Girls Make Games, and a South Sudanese refugee just because they are women, black, or gay and ignoring their accomplishments. And recently a Fortnite streamer was caught beating her wife live and people are defending him. It sucks to see that this is the culture we live in and have to do deal with, and honestly, I don’t know what else to say or what to think at this point. It kinda feels that hope is slipping away little by little.