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PewDiePie brought to tears over fan’s emotional message

Published: 20/Sep/2019 22:25 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 23:32

by Eli Becht


YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg had an emotional response to a fan message after learning he had helped him get through a bout of depression.

PewDiePie has a fan-run subreddit called PewDiePie Submissions, where fans will post memes and messages for the star to feature in his LWIAY (Last Week I Asked You) episodes.


During his video on September 20, he scoured through the subreddit in search of content, and after looking through several memes, he came across a particularly emotional submission.

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The video is titled “This Reddit post got me teared up…” – and while he doesn’t actually get that post until the end of the video, he does have a surprisingly emotional reaction to the post from a long-time fan at the 21:20 mark.


This fan explained that they first started watching PewDiePie videos in 2014, and said his content helped with their self-harm and eating disorder issues.

PewDiePie’s own struggles in school gave the viewer something to relate to, and they explained how these hardships helped them feel less alone in the world.

The YouTube star responded to the heartwarming post with a sincere message and motivation for the viewer to keep going.


“That’s so sweet,” he replied, fighting back tears. “The feels out of nowhere. Keep staying strong, I’m proud of you.”

It was an unexpected moment in an otherwise upbeat and funny video, but it goes to show how much impact a content creator can have on another person’s life.

Many viewers use streamers and YouTubers as an outlet, and you’ll oftentimes see donations or messages like this that thank them for doing what they do.


Sometimes, people go to streamers when they believe they have exhausted all of their options, such as when Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar received a suicidal donation and immediately let the viewer know he could stick around with him and his chat.

While people like PewDiePie might seem like they have a pretty simple job, there’s a whole lot more on their plate than some might expect.


Twitch staff accused of tricking streamer into promoting brands

Published: 7/Oct/2020 21:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 21:34

by Alan Bernal


Twitch streamers are speaking out against the broadcasting platform for attempting to promote brands within individual chats. Content creators are slamming the practice, especially since they have no control of removing the adverts from their channel.

One longtime YouTuber and Twitch streamer who goes by ‘The Black Hokage’ noticed a staffer had dropped a message in his Chat. The purpose of the text, sent by ‘newcryka,’ was to have the streamer acknowledge the listed brand with 400 Bits attached to the post.


He immediately took issue with the move: “Yo, are you promoting something?… You got a Twitch staff symbol next to your name, are you promoting sh*t in my Chat?”

After posting the interaction on Twitter, more streamers slammed the apparent unsolicited advertisement from the streaming platform.


“Creators beware! Twitch staff is now going around donating spare change in an attempt to trick you into shouting out brands without proper compensation. Don’t fall for it,” The Black Hokage said.

Twitch partner and viral streamer ‘negaoryx’ responded: “Which is great, because we can’t moderate anything said by Twitch staff in chat, so we can’t even purge it… great…”

There is a function that lets people ‘/Clear’ their channels messaging log, which lets “broadcasters and chat moderators to completely wipe the previous chat history.” This feature doesn’t apply to messages from Twitch staff accounts.


However the means, content creators and the wider Twitch community got an indication that the streaming platform could experience more intrusive marketing campaigns.

Some believe that The Black Hokage’s clip could have been a Twitch advertisement staff member testing out a new form of social engagement tactics meant for branding – and the thought isn’t unfounded.

In early August, an outside company released how its latest marketing scheme made use of Twitch’s donation alerts to get a branded sound bite played on a streamer’s channel. Their video showed multiple instances of a Twitch account surprising streamers by donating $5 to get a brand’s name and current offerings played on their page.


The idea was immediately chastised for its way of engaging in promotion and sponsorship for a company without consulting or locking a paid deal with the individual streamer. However, despite inevitable backlash, advertisers are still trying out new methods of outreach.

The Amazon-owned streaming site has been incorporating more ways to engage audiences with branding promotions and advertisements.

Amazon solutions for ads have directly integrated Twitch channels and streamers in the past.

“Twitch video and display media, as well as new Twitch audiences, are now available for inclusion in Amazon Advertising campaigns, and Amazon audiences are available for inclusion in Twitch campaigns,” Amazon wrote. “We’re delighted to share that we are combining Twitch’s hard-to-reach and highly engaged audiences with Amazon Advertising’s integrated full-funnel advertising offering.

Days after Amazon announced it had added Twitch to its Amazon Advertising portfolio, the streaming site announced it was testing out mid-roll ads for channels. This too was vehemently criticized by everyone from Twitch streamers to viewers, and the idea was later abandoned.

Twitch has been experimenting with new ad campaigns that have drawn ire from viewers and streamers.

A feature that hasn’t gone back to the drawing board has been the picture-in-picture mode for ads that minimizes and mutes the main stream while playing a fullscreened promotion. This too was received with angst from viewers.

Twitch’s latest attempt at finding a more engaging way to introduce ads to its reported 17.5 million daily users has, again, created ire from its partnered content creators.

As Amazon and Twitch continue to create advertising solutions for its highly-valuable and impressionable audiences, the platform’s streamers will be on the lookout for more marketing tactics that look to benefit off of their communities.