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PewDiePie responds to artists criticizing him over his Spotify playlist

Published: 6/Aug/2020 19:42 Updated: 6/Aug/2020 20:05

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg responded to musical artists that “disavowed” him after his Spotify Playlist leaked online. The Swedish star explained how the controversy surrounding the situation was “confusing.”

On August 5, PewDiePie was trending on Twitter after users discovered his Spotify playlist and leaked it on social media. While many praised him for having good taste, some of the artists were upset that he was a fan of their work.

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Addressing the backlash, the 30-year-old responded to the the musicians that disavowed him during his latest upload. The content creator explained why he doesn’t think the creators should be upset, while calling the whole backlash baffling.

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The YouTuber addressed the controversy surrounding his leaked Spotify playlist.

PewDiePie responds to artists upset over Spotify playlist

The YouTuber opened up his latest upload by joking that he had been “cancelled” again, before explaining to viewers that his leaked Spotify playlist had trended on social media. He told viewers that a few artists he was listening to were upset that he was fan.

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“Some of the artists in my history, they took it upon themselves to disavow PewDiePie for listening to your music,” he said, before issuing a joke apology. “I am so sorry. I didn’t know. Jeez. Boy, do I feel stupid for listening to music online!” Breaking into laughter, he yelled “I feel like such an idiot!”

The entertainer told viewers that he found the situation confusing, because he was not promoting them publicly. “I can understand maybe if I publicly announced like “Yeah! Y’all should check out this artist!” and maybe they don’t like it. MAYBE.”

He then jokingly addressed the musicians, and exclaimed, “But you literally went through what I listen to and then went “I don’t want you to listen to me!” Jeez, you sound like a baby a*s b**ch!” before confessing that he only listened to the artists a few times in the past on a mix playlist, and didn’t even know who they were.

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PewDiePie was referring to musical artists such as Gupi who tweeted “Just woke up, found out pewdiepie listens to me and others, pewdiepie please don’t listen to my music. Ok back to bed.”

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An artist disavowed PewDiePie listening to their music on Twitter.

Despite some of the artists being upset, the YouTuber explained that he would still listen to a musician that doesn’t like him. The star gave the example that if Radiohead came out and stated that they hated him, it would not effect the way he feels about their music which he stated was “meaningful” to him.

The online entertainer also revealed that he understands if some people on social media dislike him if all they ever hear about are negative things, and stated that sometimes he feels people hate the “idea of PewDiePie.” With over 106 million subscribers, the Swede continues to be one of the biggest personalities in the world.

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Pokemon

Logan Paul mindblown after pulling rare Pokemon cards worth $3000

Published: 1/Oct/2020 13:11

by Jacob Hale

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Logan Paul has become an avid Pokemon card collector throughout the latter half of 2020, and treated fans of his Impaulsive podcast to watch him open a rare pack, the contents of which he was delighted with.

The Pokemon Trading Card Game originally got going in 1999 and now, over two decades later, is worth more than ever, with rare cards making sellers hundreds of thousands of dollars if they’ve kept their collection in good condition.

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He recently revealed some of the collection he had been building up, including a first edition shadowless Charizard that could fetch anywhere between $40,000 to $60,000 at auction.

Letting his fans into the hobby, Logan opted to buy a pack of Base Set trading cards for $500 online and opened it live on Impaulsive.

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Logan Paul 1st edition Charizard
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Logan’s 1st edition Charizard is a prized possession.

Obviously, when you’re spending $500 on a single pack of cards, you’ve got to be pretty hopeful of the results, but Paul insisted he always gets his rarest cards from the seller he bought it from.

So, he opened them and revealed each card one-by-one, including a Squirtle which he expects to fetch around $200-300, perhaps more as he believes it to have a PSA grade of 10 — or, the best condition it could possibly be.

Alongside the regular Energy cards and some more Pokemon such as Gastly and Poliwhirl, Paul also packed a Blastoise, again expecting it to be PSA graded 10/10, which he says should fetch around $2500 — meaning the total value of the individual cards could fetch around $3000 if his valuations are correct.

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Obviously, the valuations may be slightly off, but Logan has at least made his money back for this pack — and if he’s made a profit then more power to him.

There’s some serious money to be made in the Pokemon Trading Card Game now, especially as it enjoys somewhat of a resurgence of late, so it might be worth digging out those old cards and see what you’ve got laying around: you never know how much money you could be sitting on.