Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is YouTube’s most-subscribed creator- but rival channel and Bollywood label T-Series is close behind. However, fans are doing everything in their power to keep PewDiePie on top of the heap - even at the cost of their own financial wellbeing.
One such fan, YouTuber ‘Day by Dave,’ paid actual celebrities via the ‘Cameo’ website in the hopes that their endorsement would help PewDiePie beat out his Bollywood nemesis.
Day by Dave’s expensive experiment saw support the likes of ‘Mark’s’ actor Greg Sestero from Tommy Wiseau’s infamous film, ‘The Room,’ as well as WWE Super Star ‘The Great Khali,’ and 'Harry Potter’s' very own ‘Percy Weasley.’
Dave even managed to get fellow YouTubers on his side, such as young Vardan Antonyan from David Dobrik’s vlog series, as well as PewDiePie’s previous foe, ‘Dillon the Hacker.’
Dave jokingly admitted that his video was a “bad idea” due to the expense of the project. However, Dave likewise stated that the celebs in question were “all so nice” and accommodating, and thanked them for their support in the fight against T-Series.
PewDiePie himself retweeted the video on November 29, along with a slew of other fans’ insane shows of solidarity - including that of Team 10 YouTuber Justin Roberts, who actually bought a million dollar billboard advertising PewDiePie’s channel in New York’s Times Square.
Roberts admitted that MrBeast’s city wide ad campaign had inspired the project, which took place during his Thanksgiving holiday. He managed to buy the “most famous billboard in Times Square,” which sits just next to the ball-drop on New Year’s Eve, using the simple message “Keep PewDiePie number one on YouTube.”