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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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Streamer goes viral for calling out “disrespectful” Among Us players

Published: 4/Dec/2020 16:53

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTuber and Twitch streamer Julien ‘julien’ Solomita has gone viral for a clip in which he called out Among Us players who are disrespectful towards others in-game.

In the viral clip, which has been viewed over 350,000 times since being uploaded to Twitter on December 4, Julien blasted people who infect his lobbies with negativity or make others feel “unsafe.”

“When I make these lobbies, when I go around and hit up some of my friends, and often times some of my friends’ friends to play Among Us with me, I have one thing in mind: that everyone I’m inviting gets to have fun,” the streamer began his rant.

“Gets to feel welcome. Gets to feel safe. Gets the exact opportunity as everyone else to be listened to. And gets to go home at the end of the night and say that had a good night of gaming,” he continued.

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Among Us has become one of the most popular online games.

According to Julien, this mantra should be enforced for new people. “I’ve met more people in the streaming world playing Among Us than I’ve ever met, by far, than any other game,” he explained. “So, when new people are in my lobbies, I try to go extra to out of my way to make those people feel like they’re welcome and they get to have fun.”

Communication can be key in Among Us, so it makes sense that anyone who plays would want to be able to speak freely and not be spoken over. As such, when players aren’t able to get a word in, the experience can be ruined.

This is why the streamer has “zero tolerance” for the “normalization” of disrespecting people in video games.

“Among Us is a game and it’s for fun. It’s not so boys can talk over women. It’s not to make new people in the group feel small or unwelcome. It’s not to win in every game at all costs,” he continued to rant. “It’s a game and it’s for everybody to enjoy.”

He went on to reach out to players who may have been disrespected in online games and hoped that they never experienced that again. “I don’t want anyone here to get the idea that it’s even close to normal for that to be how you feel when you play a video game. That’s not normal. It’s f**king weird, it’s wrong.”

A lot of people have taken Solomita’s message to heart and voiced their agreement in the replies. Hopefully, his words have a lasting effect on players feeling a bit out of touch in online games such as Among Us.