'Fans' of the YouTuber Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg have taken things too far in their bid to keep him ahead of T-Series on YouTube as an image has surfaced of a vandalized WWII memorial in Brooklyn.
As the battle between T-Series and PewDiePie for YouTube’s most subscribed channel continues, fans have started to go to extreme measures in an attempt to keep the Swedish star ahead - but one individual appears to have crossed a line.
In this instance, an image has surfaced on the Brooklyn subreddit that shows the Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park with writing scrawled on it.
Some local residents believe that so-called ‘fans’ of the YouTuber have etched the slogan of the T-Series battle, 'Subscribe to PewDiePie', into the memorial with some kind of rock in a bid to keep the Swede on top. Others claim that it has been written in chalk.
Many Redditors on the thread came to PewDiePie’s defense, making it clear that he would not support this particular act, with one stating: “Whilst he fully endorses people promoting his channel (who wouldn’t) he does not support illegal or unethical actions such as these nor can he be held responsible or accountable for the actions of an idiotic minority.”
PewDiePie still holds on to the lead over the Indian record label ‘T-Series’ while maintaining a staggering 88+ million subscribers. However, the difference between the two has once again dwindled as less than 15,000 subs separate the two channels.
PewDiePie has not commented on this event, but it's safe to say he will not appreciate any of his fans taking such drastic and disrespectful actions to promote his channel.