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PewDiePie explains how he’s now avoiding controversy

Published: 13/Jun/2020 16:44

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has explained how he has now changed his approach to his career as a content creator, to avoid getting involved in any unnecessary drama online.

PewDiePie has climbed to a new level of internet fame and is showing no signs of slowing, continuing to entertain fans with videos after becoming the first individual content creator to amass 100 million subscribers on YouTube.

Despite his meteoric rise to the top, the Swedish star has not escaped drama during his time creating content on the platform and has been involved in a few controversies over the years.

While he has not been involved in much drama as of late, PewDiePie reflected on some of his past mistakes during his video on June 11, answering questions that fans had asked about him on Quora.

One fan asked why he has been involved in “so many controversies” and Kjellberg explained that he used to maintain a light-hearted approach when addressing controversial or serious topics in his content.

“I’ve always had a very light-hearted take on serious topics,” he shared, “which was clear [that] someone that is as popular as I am should have seen that coming.”

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“It was inevitable, does that make it right? Probably not but that doesn’t make me completely blameless either,” he continued, taking responsibility for some of his past errors.

However, he has now revealed that he has shifted the way he handles more important issues and has been avoiding making similar mistakes in the future.

“But now, no more controversy, he added, explaining that he was following a new “only epic” approach to making content, which seems to have been working out well so far.

PewDiePie has even carried this approach into his new streaming career, where he recently raised over $106,000 for the BLM movement during one of his charity broadcasts.

And, since taking his first lengthy break from YouTube, he has returned rejuvenated and creating fresh content, which has helped him maintain his top spot. Although, he may soon be overtaken by a dark-horse channel.

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Dixie D’Amelio officially drops music video featuring Wiz Khalifa

Published: 4/Dec/2020 19:26 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 19:31

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio has finally dropped her long-awaited music video with rapper Wiz Khalifa, which initially sparked so much controversy among fans that she deleted a teaser for the tune two days prior to its release.

Dixie D’Amelio is more than TikTok royalty; alongside her impressive 45 followers on the viral video app, Dixie has also signed a major record deal with Hitco, releasing her own original music.

While her single ‘Be Happy’ was met with general acclaim among her fans, her subsequent song ‘One Whole Day’ was instantly met with vitriol among TikTok users, with many criticizing the star for her lyrics and singing ability.

In fact, the hate got so bad that D’Amelio promptly deleted her teaser for the song two days before its official release, sparking conversation — once again — about the brutal nature of TikTok’s userbase.

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

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

However, it looks like the trolls couldn’t stop her from releasing the official song on December 4, the music video for which already has 494,000 views at the time of writing — and we have to admit, it’s a certified bop! (Don’t blame us if it gets stuck in your ears for the next week, though.)

Dixie appears to have gotten over the backlash, too; she even uploaded satirical TikTok where she feigned crying as a duet to a user who mocked those currently criticizing the song.

@dixiedamelio##duet with @user768jjy3no7 i understand u dont like me but bullying is not okay!!! 😭😭♬ original sound – Dixie D’Amelio

Dixie likewise hit out at critics in a paparazzi interview on December 3, giving haters a good piece of her mind regarding the shocking amount of backlash she received.

“Everyone judges a song over the first five seconds,” the TikToker exclaimed. “I get it, but give constructive criticism. Don’t tell me to f**king go to therapy for a song you don’t like!”

(Dixie’s statement starts at 1:36)

However, it seems that reviews for ‘One Whole Day’ are still mixed — but it doesn’t look like Dixie is letting the trolls bring her down, anymore. You go girl!