While YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has become a self-certified “Minecraft YouTuber,” the Swede is also known for such shows as “Meme Review” and “Last Week I Asked You” - a show that has met another YouTuber with serious backlash.
John “Jacksfilms” Douglass is a popular creator on the platform, boasting well over four million subscribers at the time of writing and having a storied history with the site - but a number of PewDiePie fans aren’t happy with some of Douglass’s content.
The YouTuber Tweeted his frustrations about a group of PewDiePie’s fans accusing him of copying Kjellberg’s show, “Last Week I Asked You” (generally shortened to “LWIAY”), in comparison to Douglass’s own “Yesterday I Asked You” (“YIAY”) segment.
However, Douglass’s "YIAY" show precedes PewDiePie’s "LWIAY" by several years, with the first episode airing on February 3 of 2015 - a fact that he made sure to mention in his Tweet on the subject.
“It's extra frustrating because not only did I address it in a video last year, but so did Pewds, and he even urged his viewers to ‘check the dates’ if they didn't believe him/me,” Douglass wrote. “Nothing works lol.”
It's extra frustrating because not only did I address it in a vid last year, but so did pewds, and he even urged his viewers to "check the dates" if they didn't believe him/me. Nothing works lol weeeeee— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) August 14, 2019
PewDiePie took notice of the issue and replied to Douglass’s Tweet, apologizing for the drama and claiming that he’d deleted his videos poking fun at the situation, as things had gotten out of hand.
“Damn, I think one of my older videos got put in recommended by YouTube and that's why,” Kejllberg responded. “I took down any videos joking about it because clearly this is too far. Sorry bruv.”
Ah shit dude I didn't mean for you to delete anything! I know you've gone out of your way to explain the joke before. I'm guessing these comments came from newer Tseries/Minecraft subs who didn't know the "lore"— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) August 14, 2019
Despite the chaos, JacksFilms was generally understanding of the issue, noting that the recent wave of backlash was likely due to “newer T-Series/Minecraft subs who didn't know the ‘lore.’”
While PewDiePie’s “LWIAY” and “Meme Review” shows are hits with fans, the YouTuber has since returned to his roots in video games, uploading consistent Minecraft videos to become what he calls a certifiable “Minecraft YouTuber.”
Sitting at over 99 million subscribers, the Swede is well on his way to reaching his coveted 100 million subscriber goal - although exactly when he will pass the milestone is up in the air.
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