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PewDiePie explains why internet hate culture has “gone overboard”

Published: 5/Jan/2020 21:34

by Brent Koepp


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.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!