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PewDiePie challenges Elon Musk to create Rick & Morty SpaceX rocket

Published: 2/Mar/2020 21:21 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 13:24

by Brent Koepp


YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg challenged Tesla CEO Elon Musk to create a Rick & Morty themed rocket. The Swede wants the tech millionaire to take memes to the next level.

PewDiePie is a known admirer of Elon Musk, praising him on several occasions in past videos. The billionaire even hosted the Swedish entertainer’s popular show ‘Meme Review’ in February 2019.


However during his February 28 ‘Last Week I Asked You’ segment, the YouTuber hilariously challenged the tech giant to make a Rick & Morty themed rocket based on Pickle Rick.

During his first LWIAY since taking his month-long break, the YouTube star reacted to a meme about the Tesla CEO putting the anime Alita: Battle Angel on the side of one of his rockets.


In disbelief of the story, Pewds joked, “No, he did not do that. He was supposed to put subscribe to PewDiePie…oh it’s a dead meme anyways.” He then reiterated, “He did not do that. He should have put Pickle Rick on it. Then he truly would have my respect!”

He then broke into laughter after Googling it and discovering the tech billionaire had tweeted about it on February 25. “He did do that! Nooo! The absolute mad lad! That’s so dope!”

The Swedish star challenged Musk to doing another themed rocket – this time based on the animation Rick & Morty. “Do a Pickle Rick next time, Elon! Do it! I want to see a Pickle Rick!” he said, clapping his hands and laughing.


“Ah, that would truly make me happy!” he exclaimed. “If I see a Pickle Rick on an Elon Musk rocket I would be like… “In general I question if existence is worth it. Pain usually outmeasures pleasure. But there was a Pickle Rick on a rocket once. So I think humanity was worth it!'”

Pewds then stated that Musk had a “big brain” and begged him to let him fly on a rocket. “Elon, can I go on rocket please? Please? I ask, Pickle Rick rocket please. Can I be first pilot?”

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While PewDiePie is considered the king of memes, Elon Musk is quite the connoisseur himself. The Tesla CEO has won the internet multiple times with hilarious tweets that have gone viral.

So who knows, maybe fans might get another collaboration between the YouTuber and the tech giant in the future. And it might even include a crazy rocket if Swede gets his wish.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.