The world’s most subscribed YouTuber, PewDiePie, has a theory about why Logan Paul announced he’ll be no longer making daily vlogs.
Swedish born but living in the England, PewDiePie has developed his channel’s content over the years from playing game walkthroughs to reactionary commentary on the on-goings of the internet.
Amassing over 62 million subscribers on YouTube, he has almost double the following of any other channel, with Justin Bieber’s Vevo channel following behind with 34 million.
Despite making his entire fortune on YouTube, he’s a huge critic of the platform and continually hits out at their bad practices, especially when it comes to ad revenue and dealing with feedback they receive.
During a news roundup published on Wednesday May 3rd, PewDiePie discussed the decision by Logan Paul to stop daily vlogging.
Logan Paul is a controversial figure in the YouTube world and hit headlines in January 2018 after filming and uploading footage containing the body of a man who had committed suicide in a Japanese forest.
With over 17 million subscribers he had his own huge fanbase, but he announced at the start of May that he’d be taking a step back from daily vlogging to focus on other projects.
He gave a fairly convoluted explanation about why he was doing it, but PewDiePie hasn’t bought the line, and gave his own response to the situation which amounts to reduced revenue on YouTube.
“Wait a minute, are you telling me someone that is making less ad revenue than ever, and probably selling less merch than ever, decided to go on another path of earning revenue? I don’t understand it, I don’t understand it at all.”
He continued to explain his own ad revenue problem, once again hitting out at YouTube.
“Honestly, legit, I am making more on selling these hats this month than I’m making on ad revenue, despite uploading daily content. Do you understand how bad ad revenue is? I might as well not call myself a YouTuber, I’m a hat merch, I’m a hat salesman at this point. That is my profession.
I really want to thank YouTube for having such a great way of monetizing on their platform. It’s wonderful. I am so thankful.”
You can view the clip below at the 5 minute 30 second mark, in a video where he also discusses other internet topics from the week.