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PewDiePie explains why he hates Twitter before deleting his account

Published: 16/Dec/2019 18:52 Updated: 17/Dec/2019 12:33

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg abruptly deleted his Twitter account on December 16 after uploading a video explaining why the social media platform has become a “cesspool.”

Fresh off his announcement that he would be taking a break from YouTube in 2020, PewDiePie uploaded a video essay harshly criticizing Twitter, and then deleted his account.

The Swedish star argued that the social media platform had become a “cesspool” due to people trying to take down others for virtue points, before his account went offline.

Instagram: @pewdiepieThe YouTube star passed over 102 million followers on his channel in 2019.

PewDiePie deletes Twitter account

The Swedish star has been on a roll this week taking corporations to task, first criticizing YouTube’s new harassment policy, and then uploading a seven minute essay explaining why he hates Twitter.

However, Pewds shocked fans when he followed up his video by removing his Twitter account without any warning, before re-activating it so that no one would take his account name.

“I don’t use Twitter, this account is just to prevent fake accounts,” his Twitter page currently reads at this time of writing, with all his previous tweets now gone.

Twitter: @pewdiepieThe Swedish star deleted his account after releasing a video essay criticizing twitter.

The last tweets made by the YouTuber before taking his account offline were pictures of mainstream media’s coverage of his announcement of his break from YouTube in 2020, which showed most outlets focusing on his past controversies.

Twitter: @pewdiepieThe last tweets PewDiePie made before taking his account down.

In his video essay uploaded to YouTube an hour before, the popular entertainer stated that he “hates Twitter” and argued that “virtue signaling” was the cause for the platform becoming awful.

“You get rewarded for saying things that make you seem virtuous, rather than acting on it. It explains why the site has become such a cesspool of opinions,” he said. “And how more often than not those that boast about being virtuous often through hiding are not. There are so many YouTubers I could call out.”

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PewDiePie continued to use his love of philosophy to explain why he doesn’t like Twitter, citing Aristotle, before he exclaimed “F**k Twitter!” and flashed a picture of the dictionary definition of virtue signaling to end his video.

This comes off the heels of the YouTube star revealing he was “tired” and had decided to take a break in 2020. The Swede seems worn down by the unpopular changes social media companies continue to make.

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Addison Rae & Bryce Hall spark engagement rumors after cryptic ring post

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:43

by Alice Hearing

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TikTok’s hottest couple, Addison Rae and Bryce Hall, have sparked rumors that they might be getting engaged after Addison flexed a flashy ring on Instagram.

Bryce and Addison — affectionately referred to as ‘Braddison’ by shippers — are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators, who were long rumored to be secretly dating despite their repeated denial to the contrary.

However, on November 30, the two finally confirmed that they are officially dating, and have been together for nearly two months (although they did break up earlier this year after just three days together).

Since their surprise announcement, they haven’t held back with their lovey-dovey social media posts about each other, complete with cuddly, PDA-filled TikToks. And of course, while both creators are still so young, fans of the couple are eager for more content – especially if they decide to tie the knot in the future.

Bryce Hall Addison Rae relationship
Instagram: Bryce Hall
Bryce & Addison confirmed they were dating in November

On Thursday, January 14, Addison was spotted by paparazzi leaving XIV Karats LTD jewelry store in Beverly Hills – and  later on, posted a picture of a new sparkly ring on her ring finger to her Instagram story, leaving fans in a frenzy over what it might mean.

Addison Rae engaged
Instagram: Addison Rae
Addison posted an image of the ring on her Instagram story

Typically, an engagement ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and with the way the picture was taken, it does look like it’s on her left hand.

However, while it has prompted speculation that the pair are or could potentially be getting engaged, discussion on drama Instagram account TikTokroom heavily suggests that the pair are getting each other promise rings, instead.

This is something that several famous TikTok couples have done to show their commitment to each other, including Cynthia Parker and Quinton Griggs, as well as Alex Warren and Kouvr Annon, so it wouldn’t be so surprising if this is the case.

Either way, Bryce and Addison are clearly about as lovey-dovey as they could possibly be at this point, and engagement ring or not, the pair look like they’re in it for the long-haul.