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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.

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.

“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.

“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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YouTuber JSchlatt says he “cut ties” with CallMeCarson amid grooming controversy

Published: 6/Jan/2021 19:39

by Tanner Pierce

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After a number of allegations were levied against CallMeCarson for alleged grooming of a minor, YouTuber Jschlatt, a friend of Carson, has made a video responding to the whole situation.

Over the past few days, YouTuber CallMeCarson has been accused of grooming underage fans, something that has been met with a large amount of controversy.

While it was already reported by SlimeCircle, a former member of the Lunch Club, that the group was aware of what was happening a while back, another YouTuber has come out talking about the controversy.

JSchlatt, a friend of Carson’s, has made a new video in reference to the grooming allegations. He confirmed hearing about the grooming issue back in early 2020 and that he and Carson were in phone calls “almost every night” as they tried to help him through “the lowest point in his life”.

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CallMeCarson has been accused of grooming a minor over the past few days.

“Right after he told us the truth, the Kate situation happened and regardless of what we felt about the Kat situation, we saw Carson’s mental state decline even more and it was to the point that we genuinely thought his life could be in danger and I felt like I needed to be there for him and that’s why I stuck with him,” Jschlatt said.

The YouTuber also clarified that he “never condoned” what Carson had done, even letting the YouTuber know that if the behavior continued, they were “done”.

Towards the end of the video, JSchlatt claimed that he started having conversations with Carson’s other friends and found out things that “suggested Carson wasn’t improving in the areas that he should have been and that he was showing signs of continuing his inappropriate behavior.”

He also added that, seeing the DMs between these girls and Carson “f**king disgusted” him to the point where he could no longer say with confidence “that Carson’s behavior ever stopped” and that after he realized this, he cut ties with Carson a few weeks back.

At the end of the video, Jschlatt said that, while he doesn’t believe Carson is a “pedophile”, he does think that the Minecraft YouTuber did use his power to take advantage of “vulnerable people”.

“This is recurring problem now, of content creators who take complete advantage of and manipulate the people that care about them the most…I don’t know what causes this to happen, I don’t know what compels content creators to do this but it happens and it’s a big f*ckin’ problem.”