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PewDiePie explains why BTS fans are “the most insane on the planet”

Published: 11/Jan/2020 21:07

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg claimed that BTS fans “are the most insane on the planet” while watching a documentary about one of the Korean band’s most obsessed followers.

BTS is one of the most popular KPOP groups in Korea, and making their debut in 2013 , they have amassed a loyal fan base from around the world that is intensely dedicated to them.

PewDiePie demonstrated this during his January 11 upload, when he reacted to a fan that had taken his obsession to the next level by using plastic surgery to look like member of the band Jimin.

Instagram: @pewdiepieThe Swedish star has over 102 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

PewDiePie reacts to obsessed BTS fan

The popular YouTuber was watching a video about a BTS fan who spent over $150,000 to look Korean, and confessed, “You know I’m not gonna lie. I had the KPOP bug bite me too. But I think you know, there is a limit to everything. My God!”

He was astonished by the fan’s admission that KPOP idols are “manufactured” to be perfect, and yet still wanted to emulate that. “Yeah, that’s the whole thing, it’s all manufactured. They all do surgery in Korea. It’s all just companies producing these stars like out of a treadmill,” he said.

Pewds then exclaimed that BTS  fans are crazy. “I wonder what the BTS stans think of this guy,” he said. “Because they are the most insane people on the planet!” Although, he was quick to clarify that, “Not everyone. But some of them are. That’s pretty fair.”

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While he specified it wasn’t all of the BTS Army, the Swede has faced the wrath of KPOP lovers before. During his January 4 edition of PewNews, the YouTuber revealed that fans became upset that he ranked second on a ‘100 Most Handsome Faces of 2019’ list.

“People were really upset that their favorite KPOP stan didn’t make it to the list, so they used me as the ugly example!” he explained, as he showed tweets that were comparing his face to a famous Korean musician.

The 30-year-old, amused with his placement on the list, shouted, “suck it KPOP stans!” BTS member Jungkook ultimately took the number one spot on the list, just one place ahead of the YouTube star.

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Despite claiming some BTS fans to be intense, PewDiePie has been a fan of the Korean band in the past, mentioning them in numerous videos, and following them on social media.

The Swede announced in December 2019 that he would be taking a short break from creating content on the video platform, and has surely earned the vacation, reaching 102 million subscribers late last year.

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Charli D’Amelio under fire for complaining about 95 million followers

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:43 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 0:44

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio is known for having the most followers out of any other creator on the viral video app — but it seems that reaching less than 100 million in a year isn’t quite cutting it for the social media star.

2020 has certainly been a wildly successful year for miss D’Amelio; she surpassed longtime TikTok queen Loren Gray in March, becoming the platform’s most popular content creator in the process.

However, her winstreak wasn’t over, by far: Charli skyrocketed from 41 million followers to 99 million by November, marking an unprecedented rise to fame for just about any influencer.

Despite being on the precipice of a TikTok record, it seems that Charli was hoping to score the coveted 100 million follower mark within a year of hitting one million. However, it seems that time has passed on, leaving her craving for more time.

 

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She spoke about the situation during a YouTube video with makeup artist James Charles on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly complain about not reaching the coveted goal.

“I wish I had more time!” she exclaimed. “Imagine if I hit 100 mil a year after hitting a mil.”

“Was the 95 [million] not enough for you?” Charles joked.

“I was just saying like, even numbers,” Charli laughed, sticking out her tongue in the camera.

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Dixie D’Amelio attempted to quickly end the video as if on cue, with Charli following suit, marking for a humorous end to a discussion that not many viewers found all too funny.

“It’s so stuck up to act like 95 million isn’t enough,” one commenter wrote of the conversation. “She should be happy, she has her whole life set for her.”

“She deserves to be humbled, I can’t stand her,” another chimed in.

“It’s very obviously a joke on James’s part, but still, she’s more famous at 16-17 than most people will ever be in their lifetimes,” another added. “And being a famous teen can inflate your ego something fierce.”

Charles has since spoken out about the situation and clarified that his question was, indeed, just a joke — but in spite of the obvious humor, Charli’s privileged position and follower comments are leaving more than a few critics a bit burnt.