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PewDiePie mocks panic-buying craze amid Coronavirus pandemic

Published: 16/Mar/2020 5:10

by Joe Craven

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YouTube King Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has mocked people panic-buying and stockpiling over Coronavirus, in a trademark meme review video with a slight twist.

PewDiePie’s audience will be more than familiar with his affinity for memes, with the Swede regularly asking fans to submit their best for him to review. While his hair and Minecraft series were also targeted, the 30-year-old’s March 14 YouTube video had a strong focus on the ongoing coronavirus situation.

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Officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the emergent respiratory disease continues to worsen in much of the western world.

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The WHO has been stressing the importance of washing hands to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The video, satirically titled “It’s Panic Time”, sees PewDiePie mock many people’s responses to the ongoing health situation. 

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Many people have been ‘panic buying’ in response to potential lockdowns – seeing them buy far more groceries, and essentials like toilet paper, than they normally would, to ensure they are well supplied in the coming weeks. 

In response to a meme video about a “random chimp event”, PewDiePie mocked people panicking and hoarding groceries: “Guys, you need to stock up. Immediately. Stock up on all the food. This is it. It’s over big time. If the random chimp event has begun there’s not even a point in preparing.” 

Timestamp for Mobile Users: 12:24

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“Cannibalism is gonna have to come back,” he joked. “There’s no hope for humanity. If you haven’t stocked up with at least 500 toilet paper rolls, don’t even think you’re gonna survive the random chimp event.” 

While he was talking about a ‘random chimp event’, it’s hard not to think his jokes relate to the ongoing coronavirus panic. He then takes the hyperbole even further, finishing: “If you don’t have at least 20 different assault rifles ready to defend yourself, you’re done, you’re gone.”

Other coronavirus memes the Swede was sent used Shrek and singer Rick Astley to poke fun at the ongoing pandemic. 

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It’s a nice change from the news coverage surrounding the situation, which many have criticized as failing to contextualize the disease sufficiently. However, to echo Pewds’ message – buy your normal amount of groceries, and wash your hands. 

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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