Twitch streamer Alinity Divine has had her fair share of run-ins with PewDiePie, following the pair’s ‘copy strike’ drama, and the top YouTuber has finally discussed her biggest controversy yet – the infamous cat ‘abuse’ scandal.
PewDiePie and Alinity’s first ‘encounter’ came as a result of the YouTuber somewhat inadvertently criticizing her stream content.
After seeing the video, Alinity pronounced on stream that she would ‘copy strike him’ – essentially file a copyright claim on the video because it contained footage of her.
The Swedish YouTube star responded with a video, and their feud was sparked, albeit shortlived.
However, while PewDiePie may have avoided discussing Alinity in his videos, he did address her cat throwing controversy on stream. Referring to when she had tossed her cat over her head, prompting widespread backlash online, and even calls to ban her from Twitch.
During his DLive stream on October 9, as he played with his own pet, Edgar, a viewer suggested he “throw it like Alinity”.
Laughing, he responded, “How the f**k did she get away with that? How do you throw an animal?”
PewDiePie wasn’t the only big-name to criticize Alinity over the incident, with fellow streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys labeling it “messed up”.
Despite the backlash, Twitch did not take any action, and an investigation by the SPCA ruled that “the actions depicted in each incident were not malicious in nature and the animals appeared healthy and well.”
PewDiePie has taken a more reserved attitude to broaching such controversial topics on his channel, ever since canceling his popular ‘Pew News’ show.
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Instead, his content now largely focuses on gaming again, particularly Minecraft, and lighthearted videos where he reviews peculiar subreddits. He explained his decision to end Pew News was due to the drama it would often stir up, or align him with.
In an interview with the New York Times, he also explained that he avoids political and controversial topics now, due to a ‘turning point’ in his career.