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PewDiePie responds after accidentally leaking his email address twice

by Virginia Glaze

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Social media star Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg recently moved all of his live streams to YouTube in an exclusive deal — but one broadcast saw him accidentally leak personal information in front of thousands of viewers.

PewDiePie went live on May 14 with fellow YouTuber 'CinnamonToastKen,' setting up a few preferences on his Activision account before jumping into a game.

However, one of the settings for his Activision profile featured a menu that revealed his personal email address — a massive breach of privacy that he quickly noticed.

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PewDiePie is YouTube's most-subscribed independent creator - meaning that leaking his personal email address was a huge, accidental privacy breach.

“Oh, no!” he exclaimed after realizing his address was displayed on screen for all to see. “It f**king shared my email. I’m done. I’m f**king done. Careful. ...why would it show that? I don’t need to know it.”

Despite claiming that he had plans to set up a new account, anyway, he went back into the game after a short break — and ended up showing his new email, in the process.

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“No!” he remarked, breaking out into laughter. “It happened again. What the f**k is happening? Alright, rest in peace, the other email. ...I’m just a big ole f**k up. Oh, well. It was bound to happen at some point.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIwO-HlNies

Thankfully, the YouTuber clarified that this new email was merely a throwaway, meaning that no real damage was done.

PewDiePie commented on the humorous slip-up during a May 20 episode of “LWIAY,” after a few fans posted memes about the incident to his subreddit.

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“Yeah, first it was the game’s fault,” he clarified. “And then it was just my fault. Because I’m smart like that.”

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“Yeah, maybe this live streaming thing wasn’t such a good idea,” he continued after laughing at another meme from a fan. “I am such an idiot. I can’t help it! I’m just born and raised dumb. Very dumb-dumb.”

Although he’s lost two email accounts due to his accidental leak, Kjellberg revealed that he isn’t afraid to poke fun at himself — and has probably learned a highly valuable lesson about streaming, in the process.