It took him a little while, but Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Hjallberg paid back Logan Paul for helping him out in the battle of YouTube supremacy over the Indian music label T-Series.
PewDiePie has been the most subscribed channel on YouTube since 2013, but his top-spot has been famously threatened by T-Series leading the Swedish YouTuber to enlist the internet in hopes of retaining the top spot.
Paul lent the Pewds some assistance when he uploaded a video on December 6 titled “Hello PewDiePie… The Logang is here” that saw two opposite sides of YouTube merging under one cause, but now the favor’s been repaid.
PewDiePie fulfilled Paul’s requirement for the assistance by wearing a piece of Maverick-branded clothing in one of his videos, showing solidarity between the two YouTubers.
“I’m a Maverick now,” PewDiePie said while wearing Paul’s “Favorite Hoodie” to signify the alliance. “That’s right. And I’m not afraid to say it any more.”
Paul is one of the sites biggest channels with 18 million subscribers, and it’s been a wild ride since he and other content creators have rallied behind PewDiePie. But it’s high time for the Swede to give back for those helping him.
Although PewDiePie admitted that Paul “demanded” he wear the shirt on video, Pewds wanted the gesture to point at something larger.
“I think it’s safe to say that I didn’t like Logan Paul before it was cool, but I think it [reaches] a point where it becomes a dead meme and I was starting to feel bad for him,” PewDiePie said. “From someone who has personally made a lot of mistakes that will definitely haunt me for the rest of my life, I think the kid deserves a break.”
The Swede was visibly uncomfortable with the notion while being in the sweater, but he reaffirmed his Maverick status along with his newfound support for Paul.