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PewDiePie explains why internet hate culture has “gone overboard”

Published: 5/Jan/2020 21:34

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg reacted to a web comic celebrating his house being broken into, and explained how hate on the internet is not “normal behavior.”

PewDiePie’s house in Japan was broken into in December, where “90%” of their valuables were stolen according to an Instagram Story by the Swede’s wife Marzia.

However, after a webcomic celebrating the break-in caught the YouTuber’s attention, he went on to explain how hatred on the internet has “gone overboard” with this kind of behavior.

Instagram: @pewdiepieThe YouTube star passed over 102 million followers on his channel in 2019.

PewDiePie reacts to disturbing webcomic

During the January 4 edition of PewNews, the Swedish star revealed to his audience that he had been tipped off about a webcomic that celebrated his house being broken into.

While he didn’t say who the artist was, the comic depicted a person telling their new co-worker “heh, that millionaire gamer-bro douchebag totally got robbed.” When the “new guy” at her store points out, “Hey, how’d you like it if you were robbed?,” the character is made fun of for asking the question.

Reacting to the art, Pewds said, “This person tries to vilify new guy, but is so tone deaf, they don’t understand they make themselves look like an idiot. It’s so weird. It’s so un-self aware.”

YouTube: PewDiePieSomeone made a comic laughing at PewDiePie having his house broken into.

After the comic spread online, a meme centered around the “new guy” being a hero began trending on Twitter. “He has all the hallmarks of a good protagonist. If he were real, he’d make a good friend,” the YouTuber said as he read a tweet aloud. “I want to be friends with new guy! He seems great!”

“I don’t know anything about this person who made this webcomic. But the point is, people that react this way about something unjust happening to someone, it’s not normal behavior to react this way,” he continued. “There is a clear distinction to me wishing actual harm on someone, or something illegal to happen.”

The Minecraft star then exclaimed, “That’s the weird part and how that line is blurred because I’m a millionaire, when it’s not about the money, it’s the personal space. And it’s weird that no one understand that. It’s clearly gotten so overboard.”

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While the comic was in poor taste, the Swedish star didn’t wish any ill will towards the creator, and asked his audience to not seek them out, as it would solve nothing.

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Despite the break in, PewDiePie has had one hell of a few months, reaching over 102 million subs on his YouTube channel, and marrying his best friend Marzia in August 2019.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.