During a July 14 broadcast, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg explained to viewers why popular singer George ‘Joji’ Miller had to end his YouTube alter ego Filthy Frank. The Swede revealed why he has “respect” for him over the decision.
While many today know Joji for his chart-topping music, the artist originally got his start on YouTube making videos under his Filthy Frank moniker. The creator eventually retired the channel, and transitioned into a wildly successful singing career.
During a July stream, PewDiePie opened up to his audience about the singer’s decision to retire the character, and explained why he ended the project at the “perfect time.” The entertainer also reflected on participating in his viral ‘Human Cake’ video back in 2016.
The YouTuber watched classic Filthy Frank videos during his stream.
PewDiePie on why Joji was right to retire Filthy Frank
During his July broadcast, Pewds showed his viewers classic YouTube videos. While watching an upload from Filthy Frank in 2015, the creator gave his thoughts on why the singer had to retire the edgy character.
“People s**t a lot on Joji for leaving this behind, but he wouldn’t be able to keep doing it. He wouldn’t be able to keep making this kind of content, there is just no way. I think he left at a perfect time. I like his music a lot. I really like some of his songs. It makes me respect him more, that he’s doing different things,” he said.
He then explained why fans would have gotten tired of the persona eventually anyway. “If he just did this shtick over and over, people wouldn’t like it either. You wouldn’t like it,” he continued. “The good thing about it is he can come back any day and be like “lul” … That would be so f**king funny. Come back and just drop a video again.”
He also stated how hilarious he found it when people realized the famous singer used to make edgy videos on YouTube. “It’s so funny when the comments under his new songs are like “this is the guy that ate a hair cake!” … Just thinking about it is funny still.”
The Swedish creator then reacted to his cameo in Filthy Frank’s 2016 ‘Human Cake’ upload. “Can you imagine this being uploaded today? So f**king crazy!” he said, before breaking into laughter as he watched himself shave his hair off for the skit. “That was so fun. Good memories. I was cracking up so much. I was trying to deliver this speech, but we couldn’t do it with a straight face.”
During the rest of his live stream, PewDiePie called the popular videos “the golden era” of the platform, before reiterating that they couldn’t be made today. The star praised Miller’s transition into a successful music career.
While Joji’s iconic YouTube character is one of the worst kept secrets on the internet, in May, K-Pop fans tried to “cancel him” on social media after discovering his alter ego Filthy Frank for the very first time.
This week has been a wild ride in all respects: From none other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playing Among Us with top streamers on Twitch to PewDiePie’s YouTube channel getting temporarily shadowbanned, there’s no shortage of things to talk about when it comes to internet drama, and we’ve got all the details you need to stay updated on the tea.
So… what’s brewing?
AOC plays Among Us with Pokimane, Hasan & more
AOC had a massive start on her first-ever Twitch stream, where she played Among Us with such stars as Pokimane, Hasan Parker and Dr Lupo.
Who’s involved? United States representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — commonly referred to as AOC — took to Twitter on October 19 to announce her very first Twitch stream. As for the game she wanted to play? Viral multiplayer title ‘Among Us,’ for which she got a ton of offers from super-popular streamers to play with her.
What’s the tea? Well, it’s not so much tea as it is a record-breaking broadcast, as AOC’s stream managed to rake in 4.6 million views in the eight hours after it ended. Featuring such names as Pokimane, Hasan Piker and DrLupo, it stands to reason that such a star-studded affair was a huge event for the platform, and viewers flocked to give it a watch as soon as possible.
Although the entire affair boasted a wealth of hilarious moments, her broadcast served as a reminder to ‘Get Out the Vote,’ encouraging US viewers to exercise their rights as citizens in the upcoming presidential election — managing to score 439,000 viewers while she was live.
What’s the tea? Footage from the altercation went viral across the net, showing Hall and his friends getting physical with restaurant staff. According to initial reports from TMZ, Hall had been asked to put away his vape pen and was later encouraged to leave, which resulted in the ensuing fight.
However, Hall later claimed that the restaurant manager had put hands on him first, after he’d unsuccessfully asked for his credit card back “10 times.” Things escalated when a friend tried to break up the situation, leading to the fight seen in the video.
This fight comes after an earlier scuffle Hall was involved in with a bystander at another Los Angeles-based restaurant a few weeks prior, which luckily ended in hugs all around.
What’s the tea? Despite being a massive presence on the website — on which he recently signed to exclusively stream — his channel failed to show up via YouTube’s search function on October 22, with fans noticing that his latest video only received 45k views hours after going live — a major dip for someone with so many dedicated viewers.
The YouTuber’s channel appeared to not be showing up in searches.
PewDiePie was quick to address the issue in a Community post, writing: “Yo, for some reason my videos aren’t showing up in sub box since yesterday so posting here.”
The Swedish star stated that his channel has not been working properly since October 21.
YouTube also made an official statement on the matter claiming that they were looking into the situation, which was later revealed to be a glitch in the system. Thankfully, PewDiePie’s channel is back up and running as usual, going to show that no one is above the platform’s idiosyncrasies.
What’s the tea? During an October 15 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast with sister Charli, Dixie revealed that her hair is falling out, after receiving extensions from popular TikTok hair stylist ‘Hair by Chrissy.’ Although she made sure not to name the stylist in question, the salon posted before and after photos from Dixie’s appointment, leading many fans to connect the dots in short time.
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“I don’t know if my hair is falling out, but I think it’s falling out from them,” she admitted. “So I’m like, kinda scared. I’m losing hair, but it’s connected to the extension… there’s like white pieces all at the end of each piece of hair.”
Needless to say, Hair by Chrissy has come under intense scrutiny from critics, with the salon having also faced backlash for alleged discriminatory practices and a flagrant disobedience of health and safety protocols in wake of the current health crisis.
“So, we cancelled all the shows,” Joe stated. “We’re happy he has a mild case, but we cancelled all the shows. I’m keeping away from everybody and testing myself and the staff everyday until we’re in the clear, there’s nothing we can do. I won’t know when we’ll do them [podcasts] again until we get a clear from the doctor. I think it’s ten days and three negative test results in a row.”
However, it looks like fans are getting their fix anyway, as Rogan announced that the podcast with Kanye West is airing, after all. The episode is set for October 24 a 12 PM Central Daylight Time.
There’s no denying that a lot has gone down in the past six days. What do you think of Bryce Hall’s latest fight at a restaurant? Do you believe his side of the story, or the manager’s? How do you feel about politicians taking to Twitch to encourage citizens to vote? Do you think Hair by Chrissy should be receiving all the backlash after Dixie’s hair troubles? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending and comment what you think the biggest story of this week was!
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