YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg opened up to his audience during his November 15 upload, and revealed what his plans were if his YouTube channel had not succeeded, while also taking shot at ‘Zoomers’ for depending too much on their parents.
PewDiePie is the undisputed king of YouTube with over 102 million subscribers and rising. However, the online personality came from humble roots in Sweden, where he initially was attending university to study Economics, before pursuing a career in entertainment.
The Swede has been open with fans before about his past, detailing in previous interviews how he was worked at a hot-dog stand to pay for his bills when initially starting his YouTube channel. The YouTuber even revealed that he once applied to work for Minecraft dev Mojang.
However, during his latest video, Felix revealed what he would have ended up doing had his YouTube career not panned out, while critiquing ‘Generation-Z’s’ “entitled” behavior, and expecting their parents to bail them out.
PewDiePie’s YouTube backup plan
The popular personality told his audience that before he started his YouTube career, he realized he no longer wanted to continue his education at university “When I didn’t want to go study the thing I was studying at school, I had a good degree, I had a good future,” he said. “But I didn’t like it. It wasn’t for me.”
The Swede then explained that in order to do that, he had to take responsibility for his decision. “I got a job and I did both,” he said. “And if YouTube wouldn’t have worked out after a year, I think I said I was going to take a year, I would have just one back to school.”
He then took his aim at Zoomers, who he argues depend too much on their parents. “But these kids are depending on their parents. And for some reason the parents are paying for it!” he exclaimed.
The YouTube king then continued his rant, criticizing the generation below him, and said, “Then they become entitled by the whole thing. It’s embarrassing to watch!” before explaining why them obsessing over wanting to be famous is “useless.”
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PewDiePie continues to have one of the best years of his life, reaching his 100 million subscriber milestone on August 14, marrying his best friend Marzia ‘CutiePie’ Bisognin only a fews day later on the 19th, and moving to Japan in October.
The popular YouTube star made his return to gaming in June, when he launched his wildly popular Minecraft series, and continues to put out successful reaction videos.
Fans are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief that the YouTube king decided not to give up on his video-creating career, otherwise they wouldn’t have the Pewds they know and love today.