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PewDiePie reveals what would make him retire from YouTube

Published: 25/Jul/2020 20:40

by Brent Koepp

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During an interview with Anthony Padilla, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg revealed when it would be the right time to retire his YouTube channel. The Swedish star told the Smosh creator that he’s considered leaving in the past.

For over the last decade, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment for viewers from around the world. The star is currently YouTube’s top individual content creator with over 105 million subscribers to his channel.

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On July 24, he sat down for an in-depth interview with Smosh creator Anthony Padilla to discuss what it’s like to be the most popular entertainer on the platform. The 30-year-old also revealed why he could eventually stop making videos.

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The Smosh creator sat down with PewDiePie for a digital interview.

PewDiePie on what would make him retire from YouTube

During the interview, Padilla asked the star if he had an eventual “end goal” for his YouTube channel. Pewds replied by revealing the circumstances that would make him walk away from making content.

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“I just want to keep having fun with it, and once I stop having fun with it, that will probably be the time to go. But I have no idea when that is,” he explained. He then laughed and said, “Looking back in 2013, I remember being like, “Okay, maybe another 2 years,” but now it’s just like, I guess I’ll just keep going.”

The Smosh personality then asked the YouTuber if he still found his busy workload fulfilling. Laughing, PewDiePie said, “I will probably scale down more and more as I go. But yeah, I still enjoy doing it.”

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While the 30-year-old has no plans to retire anytime soon, he also explained why he needed to take a one-month long break to avoid “YouTuber Burnout.” In January, the creator put his channel on hiatus for the first time in a decade.

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“Honestly, I had made videos for so long, like 10 years, that I just got this sort of YouTube-life crisis. I don’t know what to call it. I’m just like ‘Am I going to spend another 10 years and never take a break? What the f**k am I doing? This is insane!'” he said.

The star revealed the much-needed vacation made him realize he doesn’t need to keep making content to be happy. “[Taking a break] for a month taught me a lot about myself. Even though I missed YouTube, I also realized I can totally live without it.”

Since returning from his vacation at the start of 2020, PewDiePie has become one of the top streamers in the world. In March, he signed a deal with YouTube to broadcast exclusively on their platform, which has seemed to pay off as he pulls in over 60,000 viewers each time he goes live.

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Twitch streamer Jinny stunned as man tries to sell her drugs on stream

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Jinny was left shocked after two men tried to sell her drugs while she toured the city of Hamburg in Germany.

Jinny has grown quite a following thanks in part to her IRL traveling antics where the Korean streamer routinely has odd adventures. Her trips have resulted in her befriending waitresses at a Texas Hooters, being attacked by wild deer in Denmark, and even setting her backyard on fire.

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Now, in her most recent trip in Germany, the streamer found herself in quite an awkward position as she was offered drugs during an October 7 broadcast.

While talking to viewers, a random man suddenly began talking to her in broken English.

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“You’re lucky to be in Deutschland. My ganja is the best,” he said. “You get three for five.”

It’s unclear exactly what units of measurement the man was selling three of for five Euros, but ganja translates to marijuana or weed. The incident really shocked the IRL streamer who had no idea what he was talking about.

“I don’t speak German,” she stated as he and another man conversed in the language.

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Jinny’s chat warned her the man was selling drugs.

“Do you need ganja?” the man asked in English.

“What is ganja?” Jinny wondered. “Iguana?”

Eventually, Jinny looked at her chat and saw that her viewers were spamming translations and explaining how he was trying to sell her drugs – something she wanted no part of.

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“I don’t need ganja. It’s okay,” she laughed and went on her way. “That was very random. Do I look like I smoke weed? Uh, maybe.”

Amusingly, the streamer went on to explain that she was very confused and seriously thought the man was trying to sell her an iguana.

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“I thought he said ‘do you want to buy an iguana,’” she chuckled. “Why would I want to buy an iguana all of a sudden?”

Luckily, Jinny wasn’t forced into buying any drugs or reptiles during her encounter, but it just goes to show that even when a camera is rolling, weird stuff happens on a regular basis.