PewDiePie explains why Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes speech “doesn’t hold up” - Dexerto

PewDiePie explains why Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes speech “doesn’t hold up”

Published: 8/Jan/2020 20:19 Updated: 9/Jan/2020 10:00

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg reacted to actor and comedian Ricky Gervais’ scathing speech at the 77th Golden Globe Awards — and while he “liked” it, expressed a few issues with Gervais’ comments.

Gervais’ Golden Globes address quickly went viral across social media, with many users buzzing about his statements toward major CEOs and actors for “knowing nothing about the real world.”

Amid his biting remarks, the comedian also touched on Apple’s “Morning Show,” taking shots at the company for running “sweatshops in China” — a comment that PewDiePie felt called to touch on during a January 8 episode of “You Laugh, You Lose.”

He began by clarifying that he did, indeed, like Gervais’ monologue, but criticized him for reappearing as the show’s host five times, despite his supposed “boot” from the role for his comments, and accused him of repeating “the exact same shtick” every year.

Kjellberg then related Gervais’ “sweatshop” segment to his own clothing brand, “Tsuki,” which he created in collaboration with wife Marzia Bisognin in March 2018.

“Are you telling me, seriously, that you’ve never bought any product that has been produced in China?” the YouTuber questioned. “This is coming from someone… me and Marzia have our brand ‘Tsuki,’ where we produce ethically in Canada, because we want to avoid sweatshops.”

While the YouTuber went on to clarify that there are plenty of legitimate manufacturers in China, he also argued that most consumers “don’t care” about the source of their products, rendering his argument null in the face of many buyers.

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“Even though I do agree, it’s f**king obnoxious hearing this Hollywood elite preach about a bunch of s**t, because it is tone-deaf,” he continued. “I agree. But at the same time, I don’t really think his argument holds up. …everyone who thought he was epic when he said that better not be holding an iPhone.”

Although PewDiePie was ultimately a fan of Gervais’ viral Golden Globes speech, he does have a point in regards to ethical creation of products — just one of many scalding jabs brought out by the comedian in front of Hollywood’s biggest names.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.