PewDiePie fans are raising money for biggest YouTube channel promotion so far

Matt Porter

Fans of YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg have come up with a brand new way to keep the Swedish star at the top of the platform – by renting a plane and flying it over New York City.

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PewDiePie is riding high at the top of YouTube once again, following a brief period where Indian production company T-Series leapfrogged them to top the most subscribed channel on the site.

The battle between the two has continued following the Swede’s diss track titled Congratulations, but now a group of PewDiePie fans have come up with a new way to keep their favorite content creator at the top of the list.

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What do PewDiePie’s fans want to do?

On the /r/PewDiePieSubmissions subreddit, which the YouTuber uses for his shows such as LWIAY or laughing challenges, a group of his fans came up with a massive idea that they believe would help Kjellberg stay ahead of his Bollywood nemesis.

In the post, created by user Nya-ni, they suggest the idea of starting a GoFundMe page, in the hopes of raising $3,000 which they could use to hire a plane that would fly across the New York City skyline with a banner attached to the back.

PewDiePie fans hope to fly a plane over NYC to support the creator.
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Why do PewDiePie fans want to hire the plane?

PewDiePie’s fans believe that hiring the plane will help draw attention to the Swede’s fight against T-Series, and may help to propel the YouTube star to the 100 million subscriber mark, making it the latest in a long line of milestones he has beaten the Indian company to.

The group currently plans to fly the plane across the Hudson River in New York City on April 29, which marks the ninth anniversary of his channel. The creators of the GoFundMe say that the banner will “celebrate the nine years of happiness and fun PewDiePie has brought” to fans of the challenge.

The banner itself will cost $2,195, with one hour of flying time taking the total price to $2,570, with GoFundMe advising the group to round the fee up incase they are faced with taxes.

The group state that if the the GoFundMe can raise more than the $3000, they will look to fly another plane across a different city such as Los Angeles, California or San Antonio, Texas. If they are unable to fund a second plane, they will use half the cash to create other advertisements for PewDiePie, and the rest will be donated to charitable institutions that Kjellberg has supported in the past.