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Logan Paul gets busted for using PewDiePie to sell merch

Published: 23/Jan/2019 22:32 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 22:41

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Logan Paul has an interesting tactic for selling his merchandise – more specifically, using PewDiePie’s image on his website, after the YouTube king wore his hoodie during a video.

Paul got called out for his methods in a Tweet made by popular YouTube channel ‘Nerd City,’ who noticed that PewDiePie was featured on the Maverick shop wearing a hoodie from the brand.

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“Logan Paul is using Pewdiepie to advertise his merch now,” Nerd City wrote, uploading a screenshot of Paul’s website as proof.

Paul wasn’t fazed by the callout – instead, he retweeted the post with a scathing caption, openly admitting to using both Pewd’s and Nerd City’s clout for exposure.

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“And your Tweet, too,” Paul replied, inserting a link to his website. “Get your merch.”

PewDiePie himself had a hilarious take on the interaction, replying to Nerd City’s Tweet with a sarcastic comment.

“Logan Paul would never do this!” Pewds wrote. “Shaking and crying right now.”

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This latest debacle follows Paul’s response to PewDiePie’s ongoing battle with Bollywood label T-Series. In exchange for sending subscribers to Pewd’s channel, he asked that the YouTube king wear an article of Maverick merch in one of his upcoming videos, to which PewDiePie halfheartedly agreed.

Now, it appears that Paul has used a screencap of the video to promote his clothing line – and he doesn’t seem to have any qualms about it, either.

Paul is currently under fire for a statement made during an episode of his ‘imPaulsive’ podcast on January 9, where he claimed that he would “go gay” for the month of March as part of his New Year’s resolution.

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PewDiePie defends Elon Musk after backlash for Tesla price change meme

Published: 19/Oct/2020 1:10

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie Kjellberg defended Elon Musk during his October 18 upload. The Swedish star hit out at those getting upset over the Tesla CEO’s viral meme about changing the price of the Model S.

The one thing PewDiePie and Elon Musk have in common is their love of memes. The YouTube star even had the tech giant host an episode of his popular Meme Review show back in 2019 that has over 26 million views. 

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The Tesla CEO faced backlash from critics in October after tweeting that the Model S price was being changed to $69,420. The YouTuber defended the billionaire during his latest upload, and argued that people can’t take a joke.

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The YouTuber defended Musk over his Tesla 420 joke.

PewDiePie defends Elon Musk’s Model S meme

During his October 18 episode of Last Week I Asked You, Pewds addressed the criticism Elon Musk received from some over a tweet he made on October 14 about the Model S price change. 

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“I saw some people being so butthurt over this. It’s like, dude, it’s just a joke. I’m sure Elon knows it’s ironic,” he said, before he jokingly imitated critics in a baby voice. “So childish, he’s like a 12-year old! … Yeah, that’s the joke! Ever hear of fun?”

The creator then applauded the CEO for being attuned to meme culture: “You just want another overweight, gray-haired, boomer billionaire? I don’t. I think we have enough of that!”

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The tweet that PewDiePie was referencing was made on October 14 when Musk posted, “The gauntlet has been thrown down! The prophecy will be fulfilled. Model S price changes to $69,420 tonight!”

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The joke exploded on the social media platform, instantly going viral with over 330k likes and 35k retweets. While many found the meme to be hilarious, some critics hit out at the CEO for being irresponsible with the company’s prices.

This isn’t the only time PewDiePie has defended Elon. In past uploads, the 30-year-old has admitted to viewers that he’s admired the tech CEO for his innovations while still being wired into internet culture.

With Kjellberg being so fond of the tech giant, maybe the Tesla owner will someday return as a guest host on Meme Review. Maybe the Swede could also convince the billionaire to show up for a round of Among Us – now that would be entertainment gold. 

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