YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is taking issue with fellow YouTuber ‘JustDestiny,’ who faces mass criticism for using suggestive photos of underage girls in the thumbnails of his videos.
PewDiePie called out the YouTuber in an episode of ‘Pew News’ on February 12, where he claimed that viewers were right to criticize the thumbnails due to their morally questionable content.
“Most people are criticizing you for using really, really young girls in a sexual manner as a thumbnail,” Pewds said of the issue. “…to use underage girls is very questionable. It’s kind of a gross thing to do.”
Pewds likewise noted that JustDestiny claimed the video of a 15-year-old creator by the name of ‘LtCobra’ for criticizing his thumbnails – and even went on to file a lawsuit against the teen.
The alleged lawsuit was later speculated to be false, as no record of attorneys listed on the suit could be found on the New York bar, according to investigations by Drama Alert host ‘KEEMSTAR.’
Dear @JustDestinyYT The lawyer’s office you used to send a legal threat to @LtCobraLad seems to be fake! There is no record of any of these people listed as attorney’s on the NY bar that we can find. Its a felony to use a fake law firm to intimidate people with lawsuit threats! pic.twitter.com/8hJFXttehW
— KEEM :popcorn: (@KEEMSTAR) February 12, 2019
“He’s basically using fake threats and scare tactics to get this kid to shut up from criticizing him,” PewDiePie continued. “…just acknowledge that you were wrong and move on.”
JustDestiny has since offered LtCobra an ultimatum, asking that the teen issue a “public apology” for “spreading misinformation” in a publicized Discord conversation.
‘It was merely a joke’
I know I haven’t really made any public announcements regarding this situation and I apologize for that. This whole situation just got way out of hand due to me not addressing it sooner. You haven’t heard my side and you know only of- pic.twitter.com/4EMMLtvTny
— JD :crescent_moon: (@JustDestinyYT) February 10, 2019
LtCobra claimed that his video was made as mere “criticism” rather than slander