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PewDiePie delivers heartfelt message of gratitude over Minecraft success

Published: 18/Aug/2019 19:18 Updated: 18/Aug/2019 23:34

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg uploaded his first update vlog in a while on August 18, where he addressed the success Minecraft has brought to his channel, and how he’s really happy about it.

PewDiePie’s channel has seen massive growth since June after he started his wildly popular Minecraft series, which has pushed him closer to breaking the 100 million subscriber milestone.

On August 18, the Swede took a break and uploaded a personal update video, where he reflected on his career, and addressed the success his Minecraft series has brought him.

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie said Minecraft has made him fall in love with being a YouTuber all over again.

Minecraft has been a huge success

The YouTube king started out the video addressing that his channel has been taken over by Minecraft. “I don’t know if you noticed this, but the channel has undergone some changes lately,” he joked before scrolling over his past videos showing nothing but the sandbox game. 

Pewds then said that he loved the fact that the game has become the center of his channel, and that it’s been a positive force.

“Minecraft has completely taken over, and I gotta say I absolutely love it and it’s just been so fun. There’s just been so much positivity with the channel, and all the content and people just wanting more videos.”

The Swede then talked about how every YouTuber wants to find something that they love to do, and is popular. And then explained that the game has hit both of those things. “Sometimes you hit one or two of them, but with Minecraft it’s just been everything”.

YouTube: PewDiePiePewds’ Minecraft series has been a huge hit.

Falling in love with YouTube again

Pewds reflected back on his early YouTube days, and explained that it was him playing Amnesia that made him fall in love with being a YouTuber at first. He then got emotional when he said that playing Minecraft brought him back to that passion again.

“So to be here again, doing the same thing like with Minecraft, having that moment when I started off, I never thought I would relive that ever. I never thought I would experience that again and I’m so happy.”

The YouTuber said that he felt that he had come “full circle” with his channel, before reflecting on his career including past controversies. 

“Coming back to gaming this way and looking back, it’s been a rocky road, and I appreciate everyone sticking through with me, throughout all the controversies. Looking back at it, I now feel very stupid about it, and how a lot of it just wasn’t worth it.” 

YouTube: PewDiePieThe Swedish YouTuber emotionally thanked fans for sticking with him through his career.

He then apologized, and said “I’m sorry for all the bad things I’ve done” before following it up with a joke to break the serious moment with laughter: “I just want to play Minecraft please!”

PewDiePie finished by saying that he’s proud of the Minecraft videos he’s made: “Like the Wither episode, or the one with Sven’s wedding. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to say that I’m really proud of a video.”

(Timestamp of 00:25 for mobile viewers.)

PewDiePie is quickly closing in on hitting his 100 million subscriber milestone, with almost 99.4 million on August 18.

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Dixie D’Amelio deletes teaser for song with Wiz Khalifa after criticism

Published: 2/Dec/2020 21:57 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and singer Dixie D’Amelio has deleted the teaser for her upcoming song with rapper Wiz Khalifa after receiving overwhelming negative criticism from viewers. Her mother has also released a lengthy statement on the matter.

Dixie D’Amelio is a household name in the social media age; the older sister to Charli D’Amelio (TikTok’s most-followed creator), Dixie has carved her own path, most notably releasing her own original songs with such features as Lil Mosey and, most recently, Wiz Khalifa.

However, it doesn’t seem that online critics are too pleased with her music, as seen by the oodles of negative comments on the teaser for her upcoming song with Khalifa, which she initially posted to TikTok.

Many commenters brutally roasted the TikTok star’s lyrics and singing ability, with one writing, “Does she really think she’s a singer now?”

“God help you and your lyrics,” another wrote.

Dixie has since removed the teaser in wake of the criticism, taking to Twitter to vent about her frustration regarding the overwhelming negativity.

“I’m just trying to have fun,” Dixie wrote. “I love music and photoshoots. But I’m losing passion for everything now.”

“I literally can’t be excited about ANYTHING,” she continued.

Dixie’s mother, Heidi D’Amelio, has also spoken out on the issue in a lengthy Instagram stories post.

“To those sh***ing on people who are doing things they love and are getting attention for it — you should find something you love and go do it!” she said. “To anyone who takes the time to type hate towards someone who is having fun and doing what they love, please know you are a classic case of a weak person who is truly pathetic.”

Heidi D'Amelio calls out Dixie haters Instagram
Instagram: Heidi D'Amelio / Twitter: defnoodles
Heidi D’Amelio called out Dixie’s critics in a lengthy Instagram Stories post.

It doesn’t look like Dixie’s nor her mother’s response to the issue is getting any sympathy from critics, though, who continue to levy negativity against the TikTok family royalty for their attitude toward the situation.

“When you’re rich yeah, it’s easy to get those ‘million of chances to do things they love,’” one critic replied.

“Anything you put on the Internet is going to get hate no matter what you do,” another chimed in. “She’s just going to have to get over that and keep her posts up and move forward.”

What’s your take on the situation? Do you think the hate toward Dixie’s creative pursuits is becoming too overwhelming? Or do you think Dixie’s mom has a point about the constant trolling? Let us know on Twitter at @DexertoTrending!