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PewDiePie finally debunks long-running Markiplier tweet mystery

Published: 22/Sep/2020 23:21

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was vindicated during his latest upload after a fan debunked a fake tweet that had been contributed to him for years. The Swedish star was happy that the mystery was finally put to rest. 

For many, PewDiePie has been the face of YouTube for the last decade. The 30-year-old went from his humble roots in Sweden to becoming one of the most recognized entertainers in the world with over 107 million subscribers on his channel.

While the content creator has become known for his mastery of online memes, he has been teased by fans over the last year for a tweet he supposedly wrote years ago about Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach. Only, he didn’t actually write it.

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The YouTuber was accused of making a joke tweet years earlier.

PewDiePie vindicated over tweet mystery

In 2018, images of a supposed tweet from PewDiePie surfaced online. The less-than-savory Markiplier post became a meme in 2020 when fans began to tease him for not living up to his promise. “I can not for the love of God remember this tweet. But I have not seen any tweet more times than this,” he said in a previous video.

During his September 22 upload, Pewds was vindicated when he reacted to a fan who made a video debunking the image. “So true! I knew I wasn’t crazy. I knew I never tweeted that. I don’t remember it. You f**king gaslit me!” he joked to his viewers. He then celebrated and exclaimed, “Finally! Your Honor, I’m free!”

The eagle-eyed fan looked at snapshots of the creator’s Twitter account on the Wayback Machine site, and realized that the profile image in the fake tweet was from April 2018 when he changed it, meaning the post couldn’t have been deleted until a year later. So it should show up in his 2017 archives – but it doesn’t.

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After debunking the long-running image, the viewer said, “Whatever your fantasies may be, it is time for you to accept this reality and to stop reposting this fake screenshot.”

It’s not entirely clear how the meme started, or where the image even came from. However it’s been floating around on social media for years, and has been a constant meme in 2020. Now, the YouTuber can finally rest easy knowing that he didn’t actually write it.

Fake tweets aside, PewDiePie continues to crush it this year. In September, he reached over 107 million subscribers to his channel. The 30-year-old has also been streaming, recently pulling in over 150k viewers live while playing hit game Among Us.

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David Dobrik responds to backlash after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing

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After an onslaught of hateful comments, David Dobrik has responded to the backlash he faced for claiming that he “hates nature” on his Views podcast with Jason Nash.

As a huge YouTuber known for massive giveaways and wholesome content, Dobrik’s comments, if at all negative, can cause a stir among his fans. In the episode in question, Dobrik explains at length why he “hates nature,” and how outdoor activities really don’t do it for him.

“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik said. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Angry commenters described Dobrik as “close-minded”

Angry commenters had a lot to say about his opinions on the world around him and on his attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one person wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

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But in the latest episode of Views with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, they discussed the backlash Dobrik faced and read out Dexerto’s article on the subject.

Dobrik explained that fans misunderstood his intentions: “I said I didn’t like nature and by this, I didn’t mean that I don’t care about the ecosystem where I think you shouldn’t recycle and I think you should litter. It was like I just literally do not care for walks.”

“I wasn’t joking about the actual nature but I was kind of like you guys are gonna really hate me for this. I didn’t think people would actually get mad and people are pissed.”

Since the latest episode has aired, angry commenters are nowhere to be seen. It seems that the adamant defenders of nature walks have been appeased.