Elon Musk and PewDiePie troll the media over meme reaction outrage - Dexerto

Elon Musk and PewDiePie troll the media over meme reaction outrage

Published: 14/Jun/2019 10:35 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 14:05

by Matt Porter


Elon Musk and YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg have been trolling media outlets on Twitter about how they behave when the pair react to “dark humor” memes.

PewDiePie is arguably the king of memes on YouTube, with his “Meme Review” show regularly drawing millions of viewers who flock to see the Swede discuss and rate the internet’s latest viral sensations.

While many think of Musk as the figurehead of companies like Tesla, he also has an appreciation of memes, posting them regularly on his Twitter account. With the duo seen as two of the most recognizable men in the world, media outlets often pick up on anything controversial they do, including their reactions to memes that are of a dark-humor variety.

YouTube / PewDiePieElon Musk has a passion for memes, and even appeared on PewDiePie’s Meme Review show.

When PewDiePie posted a meme on Twitter that suggested the reason Musk and actor Keanu Reeves were so popular was because the SpaceX boss’ middle name was Reeve, the 47-year-old responded with a meme that compared the reactions of the YouTuber’s fans and media.

In Musk’s image, the ‘9-year-olds’, a term given to fans of the Swede, can be seen laughing along with PewDiePie and the tech giant as they chuckle at a “slightly dark humor meme,” with the image of the billionaire actually taken from his appearance on Meme Review where he broke into fits of laughter after seeing a dead deer in a swimming pool. 

The reaction from media outlets, according to Musk, isn’t so friendly though, with the image showing an angry boy with a frown on his face.

Twitter: ElonMuskThe meme referenced fans of PewDiePie and the media.

Elon Musk became a viral sensation in his own right back in October when he made an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, smoking marijuana on the episode. While it may have endeared him to the internet, Tesla stock prices reportedly crashed following the incident, with some outlets asking whether his maverick behavior actually hurts the companies he owns.

PewDiePie has also faced his fair share of criticism from the press, with many labeling him as a right-wing apologists and claiming he is racist for clips and incidents in his past. Back in April, almost 100,000 people signed a petition to have his channel removed for “white supremacist content.”

It hasn’t hampered the pair’s enjoyment of memes though, although whether Musk will ever appear on Meme Review again remains to be seen.


TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal


TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.