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PewDiePie explains emotional decision to end ‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ movement

Published: 28/Apr/2019 17:50 Updated: 28/Apr/2019 17:53

by Virginia Glaze

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As YouTube’s most-subscribed creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has seen mass support in his ongoing war against Bollywood music label T-Series – but their famed battle might be coming to an end.

Kjellberg uploaded an emotional, four-minute-long video to YouTube on April 28, where he claimed that he wants to end the ‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ meme that has taken over the internet in response to his feud with T-Series.

Kjellberg explained that the meme had become more than just a humorous tagline to support his channel, citing the vandalized World War II memorial in his name – as well as the words uttered by the Christchurch shooter on March 15.

RedditOvereager fans of PewDiePie defaced the Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park, writing ‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ on the monument with a rock in early March.
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Explaining his decision to end the meme once and for all

“To have my name associated with something so unspeakably vile has affected me in more ways than I let show,” Kjellberg admitted, going on to explain that he hadn’t addressed the issue outside of Twitter out of respect for the victims, as well as to avoid giving attention to the terrorist.

“To put it plainly, I didn’t want hate to win,” he continued. “But it’s clear to me now that the ‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ movement should have ended then. …This was all made to be fun. It’s clearly not fun anymore. It’s clearly gone too far.”

T-Series’ controversial court order

Kjellberg likewise addressed T-Series’ court order to have his diss tracks ‘Bitch Lasagna’ and ‘Congratulations’ removed from the platform altogether, claiming that he will leave the videos blocked in India out of respect for how things have gone “too far” with the meme.

PewDiePie went on to address accusations of white nationalism associated with the ‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ movement, vehemently denouncing any claims of racism and stating that he “doesn’t support “any form of “racist comments or hate to anyone.”

However, Kjellberg made sure to note that he feels “incredibly lucky” for his supporters and how far his channel has managed to grow during his feud with T-Series, claiming that he doesn’t want his race to 100 million subscribers to be about “beating another channel.”

PewDiePie’s nearly six-month-long feud with the label has finally come to an end, following the release of Kjellberg’s ‘Congratulations’ diss track in late March, alongside the combined efforts of fans, YouTubers, and celebrities around the world.

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Meet the TikToker going viral for saying “Charli D’Amelio” 100,000 times

Published: 1/Dec/2020 0:56 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 1:09

by Virginia Glaze

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A TikToker has taken over the internet for saying the name of the platform’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio 100,000 times in a row — and he’s not the first one to lay claim to fame in this manner.

TikTok star Devin Caherly has caught the eye of social media users around the globe after taking on a jaw-dropping challenge, which he announced in a video on November 29.

Claiming that he would say the name of Charli D’Amelio — the site’s most popular creator with over 101 million followers — 100,00 times, his quest soon became a viral sensation, with his original announcement video garnering over 309,000 likes at the time of writing.

Caherly kept track of his project by using an online counter, which he would press each time he said D’Amelio’s name. However, he didn’t ask fans to just take his word for it; he even live-streamed the entire ordeal, but it didn’t turn out as planned.

@devincaherlyLeave a like and come join my stream @charlidamelio♬ original sound – Slowed sounds🥰

Unfortunately for Caherly, as soon as he hit the 999,991 mark, his counter suddenly reset, leaving him completely devastated (although we have to admit, his failure made for a pretty funny TikTok).

@devincaherlyI spent 18 hours straight saying @charlidamelio and right before I hit 100,000 this happens 🤦🏻‍♂️♬ original sound – Devin Caherly

This isn’t his first experiment of this nature, either; Caherly has also said Charli D’Amelio’s name for every ten likes he’s gotten, as well as every ten comments within a 24-hour period.

Caherly’s endeavors ring similar to those of massively popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson, who has also said the names of social media stars like ‘PewDiePie’ and Logan Paul 100,000 times in the past.

That’s not the only way in which Caherly is similar to Mr Beast; he’s also given out quite a bit of cash and gift cards for his 2.7 million fans — although we can’t say it’s the same as Mr Beast opening a free bank or tipping waitresses in legitimate gold bars.

Either way, it seems that Caherly has opened up quite a career for himself, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds in store for this young creative.