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MrBeast hosts PewDiePie’s Meme Review to stop T-Series YouTube takeover

Published: 5/Mar/2019 20:31 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 16:18

by David Purcell

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Top YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has pulled another ace from up his sleeve by having MrBeast host Meme Review in a bid to fend off T-Series in their ongoing subscriber battle. 

Mr Beast is an extraordinarily popular content creator in his own right, with over 15.5 million subscribers as of March 5, and PewDiePie will be hoping that his guest appearance will help maintain his lead over T-Series as the most subscribed to YouTube channel.

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The YouTuber hit over 88 million subscribers on March 4 and, at the time of writing, live sub counts show a that he has a lead of 44,000 over the Indian Production Company. However, T-Series is still very much in the hunt. 

PewDiePie, YouTubeElon Musk was the first featured host on PewDiePie’s meme review show.

The Swede made the shock announcement during a video on March 5, where he revealed MrBeast would be in charge of the Meme Review segment. 

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This week’s host is just the latest popular face to have hosted an episode of the popular YouTube series, after Tesla’s founder Elon Musk was revealed as a guest host on February 22. 

(For mobile readers, PewDiePie introduces MrBeast as the Meme Review host at 10:50 in the video below)

Despite admitting that he’s running out of ideas to increase his sub count, Pewds has managed to use these shock appearances to move further away from T-Series – who were just 9,000 subs away from him before Musk came in to help. 

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Even after Musk’s episode, T-Series continued to gain, and the gap fell as low as 1,400 at one point. Thankfully, MrBeast’s appearance has given him a much needed boost, and the lead is now at 44,000, as of March 6.

Whether or not the YouTube king will keep up the pace and continue to distance himself from his closest challenger remains to be seen, but these new hosts of Meme Review certainly seem to be helping him a lot. 

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David Dobrik calls police after “scary” stalker keys his assistant’s car

Published: 8/Oct/2020 23:46

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star David Dobrik is one of the internet’s most famous content creators — but living in the limelight isn’t always a cake walk, as he discovered after one of his viewers began stalking his home.

Boasting well over 18 million subscribers on YouTube, it comes as little surprise that Dobrik receives the occasional unwanted visitor at his house, which has happened several times before.

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However, this latest incident took a dark turn, as revealed during an episode of Dobrik and Jason Nash’s ‘VIEWS’ podcast in early October where the star revealed one viewer took things a little too far.

During the episode, Dobrik explained that the fan — a young woman in her “early twenties” — had sat outside of his home on the street curb for two days before banging on the door, yelling his name.

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David Dobrik speaks to the camera.
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In an episode of his VIEWS podcast with Jason Nash, David Dobrik revealed a disturbing encounter with a woman who was stalking him.

After Dobrik went outside to investigate, he reported that the viewer suffered from appeared to be a “panic attack” and quickly shouted “Nevermind, you can’t help me,” before “storming” out of his driveway.

Understandably concerned, Dobrik and company followed the woman, to no avail — but a day later, a neighbor texted the YouTuber that someone had keyed his assistant, Natalie’s, Ford Bronco.

The vehicle (pictured below) was etched with symbols, according to Dobrik, which included his name written in odd lettering.

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Upon investigating the car, David found that the woman was nearby, claiming she wanted to “apologize” — but quickly became what he described as “scary,” prompting him to call law enforcement for help in case things got sticky.

Luckily, the star was adamant that he didn’t want to “get her in trouble” but instead wanted her to “get help,” to which she agreed.

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While waiting on the police to arrive, Dobrik asked the woman why she’d stalked him, to which she replied: “He told me to just go for it.”

As for who “he” was? Dobrik claimed she said it was “the guy inside my head,” who told her that “if I came here, everything would be answered.”

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Thankfully, the police were “super f**king nice” when they arrived and took the woman to a hospital, prompting a hilarious chat with an officer who advised Dobrik to change his name on social media — something he replied he was a “little late” for.

While this is far from the first time an internet celebrity has been outright stalked, it’s good to know that this situation ended peacefully, with Dobrik understanding that his stalker didn’t have bad intentions, but merely needed help.