Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has called out a number of fellow YouTubers who have been offering up advice during the Coronavirus outbreak despite admitting that they are not “experts.”
With the Coronavirus sweeping across the globe, forcing cancellations to public events, shutting down sports leagues, and leading to countries going on mandatory lockdowns, the internet is still doing its best to entertain – be it through content like YouTube and Twitch or having esports in the place of other sports.
However, as the situation with the outbreak has continued to worsen, many people have been chiming in with advice – be it off their own back or through what they’ve seen in the media. This includes YouTubers, who despite admitting they aren’t fully knowledgeable about what is happening, still want to create content.
Instead, they’ve found themselves on the receiving end of a roast from PewDiePie, who has turned their own videos about the pandemic against them.
Posting on his YouTube story via the mobile app, the Swede said: “I really like all the Corona videos that YouTubers are making now for whatever reason. They all start them off with ‘I am not expert guys.’ Like, really? You don’t f**king say you’re not a Coronavirus expert!”
Pewds himself has made satirical videos about the current pandemic, though he isn’t in the business of using the “I’m not an expert” line. Instead, he chose to poke fun at people who had gone a bit too far in panic-buying, jokingly saying that those who hadn’t “stocked up with at least 500 toilet paper rolls” were in trouble.
In another story post, the YouTube star revealed that he is spending time during the outbreak by going on an anime “binge,” with a photo of himself watching Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure attached.
Of course, as more and more people seek advice in the time of crisis, there might be more YouTubers who try and give their two cents worth.
Though, they may not want to bother, because they could always find themselves ending up on an episode of Meme Review in the future.