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PewDiePie reveals surprising pick for his “worst controversy” ever

Published: 29/Oct/2019 11:02 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 16:14

by Jacob Hale

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YouTuber, but he revealed a surprise pick for what he believes to be his “worst controversy” ever in a recent video uploaded on October 27.

Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has never shied away from controversy; it’s something that comes part and parcel with the fame he has garnered as the most-subscribed YouTuber in the world.

But in his latest video, Pewds addresses what he believes to be his worst controversy yet, and it’s definitely not one you would expect.

PewDiePie/YouTubePewDiePie is no stranger to controversy.

“What is my most controversial video?” he asks. “B***h Lasagna? Bridge?” he says, referencing a viral music video and a moment he uses the N-word while playing PUBG live on stream.

“Nope,” he says. “It’s why I don’t like Marvel movies. This is the worst dislike ratio I have on any video. My main criticism of the Marvel movies was that no one actually dies… I was proven wrong.”

This is definitely surprising from PewDiePie, especially given how controversial moments such as ‘the Bridge’ were, with the publicity and responses that came from it. However, his reasoning makes sense: this video has the worst like to dislike ratio of any of his others (not including his plea to get the most disliked video ever in 2016).

After explaining his reasoning for not enjoying Marvel, he stated that he has actually changed his mind since he posted the video in May 2018, after a flight from Japan to the UK where all of his in-flight options were from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He goes on to explain that he “loves Thanos”, providing a philosophical explanation as to why Thanos is so great and launching into an in-depth theological discussion supported by the works of Danish philosopher, theologian, poet and religious author Søren Kierkegaard.

Towards the end of the video, he says “this connection with Marvel is so cringy, but I tricked you into listening to philosophy epicly,” adding that you “have to practice your ideas. You can’t just buy Ninja’s guide to becoming a pro gamer and then become a pro gamer.”

Marvel/Walt DisneyAvengers: Endgame is the highest-grossing film in cinematic history.

Although many will say that PewDiePie has had more controversial moments than his video about disliking Marvel movies, it’s true that this video caused the most division amongst the likes and dislikes in comparison to his other videos.

It seems, at least, that PewDiePie has learned from his mistakes and will henceforth be supporting Marvel in their cinematic ventures.

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Sodapoppin slams Pokemon card Twitch openings for “kid-friendly gambling”

Published: 23/Nov/2020 6:44

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Sodapoppin was criticized in the past for doing what others described as “promoting gambling on stream,” and now he’s slammed streamers opening Pokemon card packs on Twitch, claiming it isn’t any different.

Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris might be a powerhouse in the streaming world with one of the largest followings on Twitch. However, he doesn’t let that hold him back from weighing in on issues. 

If anything, it gives him more power to call out ironies and inconsistencies when he sees them. In his latest stream, he set his sights on a recent trend where Twitch streamers have been opening Pokemon cards live on stream.

Sodapoppin Twitch Pokemon Card Openings
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Sodapoppin is one of the most popular Twitch streamers in the world.

In the past, Sodapoppin was criticized for playing blackjack on stream. “I got a lot of shit when I played blackjack on stream [because] I was promoting gambling to children,” he said.

Now, he feels like streamers who open Pokemon card packs on Twitch are doing the same thing differently. The only difference is that nobody is kicking up a fuss because “Pokemon is big, and everyone loves it.”

“It’s gambling but with a kid-friendly label slapped on,” he said. “Gambling rated PG for everyone,” he added, in a sarcastic tone. “That’s kind of how it feels.”

It’s a divisive issue that has become a talking point in recent weeks. However, more and more people are echoing his sentiment, and not even in terms of how it impacts kids. It affects teenagers and adults too.

“The influence of the Pokemon craze is really hitting home for me,” said one person in a Reddit thread. “I got a buddy who has spent about [two] grand on cards so far and has made 20% of that in return.

“Unlike streamers, he really can’t afford to spend that much money on something that’s so hard to sell,” he added.

Sodapoppin Twitch Pokemon Card Openings
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Twitch streamers have been going nuts over opening Pokemon card packs.

On the other hand, some people say nothing is inherently wrong with the new craze, and streamers can do what they want. 

Either way, it’s bound to be a hot topic in the upcoming weeks and months. It will be interesting to see how Twitch streamers will respond, or whether they will comment on the issue at all.