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PewDiePie explains why being internet famous is “useless”

Published: 16/Nov/2019 16:02 Updated: 16/Nov/2019 16:35

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has explained why becoming famous online is not something that people should strive for.

PewDiePie is YouTube’s most popular individual content creator gathering a massive following of over 102 million subscribers since starting his channel in 2010.

The YouTube star would likely know more about being internet famous than anyone else on the planet, however, he explained that it is not as good as many would suspect.

PewDiePie was reacting to clips of the popular TV show Dr. Phil for his channel which featured two young YouTubers who had made an infamous viral video where they had licked inside of a tub of Ice-cream before placing it back on the shelf for an unsuspecting customer.

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The video received a lot of backlash when it was first posted, although the YouTubers who had filmed it were seemingly proud of the amount of attention they were receiving regardless if it was mostly hate messages.

Speaking from his own experiences, PewDiePie explained that although he understands the appeal of people wanting to become famous it is not as meaningful as many make it out to be.

“Being famous for a lot of people is something they want to experience, everyone wants to know what it feels like, everyone wants that 15 minutes, It doesn’t mean sh*t, listen to me!”

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The popular YouTuber expressed that reaching a high level of internet fame can be useless if you have nothing else to show for it and that it shouldn’t be seen as a priority, “Being famous is one of the most useless things you can be, it is not something you should strive to be.”

After watching the young content creators on Dr. Phil, who apparently let the dream of becoming famous get to their heads, PewDiePie shared that becoming famous is not worth affecting others in a negative manner.

“Being popular online used to be a recognition of doing something cool but now people want to be recognized so badly, they’ll do something negative. It’s so pathetic, how low will people go?”

Despite his criticism of those with internet fame, the YouTube star often makes time for his fans and recently attracted a huge crowd to an unexpected meet and greet in Canada.

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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.