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PewDiePie reveals why he almost quit YouTube permanently

Published: 26/Jun/2020 22:36 Updated: 26/Jun/2020 22:37

by Brent Koepp

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In his June 26 upload, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg brought back his classic ‘Fridays with PewDiePie’ segment where he answered fan questions. During the update, the Swedish star revealed why he considered retiring from YouTube in 2019.

PewDiePie is the top individual content creator on YouTube, boasting over 105 million subscribers in 2020. However back in 2011, the Swede used to upload a weekly vlog called ‘Fridays With PewDiePie’ to discuss his life with viewers.

For his latest upload, the star brought back the nostalgic segment to answer fan questions. During the video, the entertainer explained how he had considered retiring and walking away from his channel last year.

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The Swedish star brought back his ‘Fridays With PewDiePie’ vlog for his latest upload.

PewDiePie on how he almost retired

The YouTuber’s June 26 upload hilariously opened up with an old intro from his ‘Fridays With PewDiePie’ segment that will leave fans feeling nostalgic. In the video, the content creator answered fans questions, while giving them a general update on his life.

When a viewer asked him if he had ever considered retiring from YouTube, the Swedish star revealed that he thought about it a lot in 2019, however the vacation he took in January 2020 helped him figure things out.

“I did more last year, but after my break it kind of gave me some time to understand, which part of it I enjoy, and that I just want to focus on that,” he said. “I didn’t expect to even be making videos now. So anything is a bonus, I’ll take it.”

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The star opened up some more about his vacation, and said that he was seriously considering taking another month off in January 2021. “I might do the January meme again, honestly I’ve been thinking about it. It was really nice.”

Prior to last year, PewDiePie had never taken a break, consistently uploading videos seven days a week for nearly a decade. His time off marked the first time he had truly stepped away from his channel.

“I feel like it’s fair. Any other job you get like holidays, and I don’t really do that. And this year has been especially kind of crazy. So yeah, I’ll probably do that in January to be honest It was good for my mental health,” he said.

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PewDiePie revealed he thought about retiring from YouTube in 2019.

The 30-year-old also explained that despite enjoying what he does, he doesn’t want his whole life to pass him by doing the same thing. He then joked, “I’m getting old guys, I’m 30! “I did not expect me to sit here 10 years later, no f**king way.”

In May, PewDiePie announced that he had signed a major deal with YouTube to stream exclusively on their platform. According to the personality, his live broadcasts have brought him closer to his fans, and remind him of when he first started making videos back in 2010.

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Wendy Williams explains why she “doesn’t feel sorry” for Charli D’Amelio

Published: 24/Nov/2020 18:06

by Jacob Hale

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Popular U.S. TV host Wendy Williams has hit out at TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, after the 16-year-old went on Instagram Live in tears over backlash she had received in her race to 100 million followers.

After an offhand joke about reaching 100 million followers on TikTok, fans deemed Charli “ungrateful” for her success so far and started unfollowing her in droves, losing over 500,000 before her numbers started looking up again and she finally reached the monumental number.

While there was a lot of discussion online about the death threats Charli had received and her treatment by fans and critics alike, the resounding message was that she was being treated unfairly.

Making her opinion on the matter known, however, was American TV host Wendy Williams of The Wendy Williams Show.

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Charli has reached 100 million followers on TikTok, but not without some controversy in the run-up to the big moment.

Discussing the hottest topics of the weekend just gone, Wendy was shown several of Charli’s videos, with the situation broken down and explained to her — and she wasn’t impressed.

After finding out what had gone down, and watching the video of a tearful Charli asking for people to stop with the abuse, Wendy made her stance very clear.

“I don’t see any tears,” Williams exclaimed. “Because the drama, these TikTokers, these children these days, they live for the drama.”

The host added she “doesn’t feel sorry” for D’Amelio, especially since she’s probably already gotten the followers back she lost “and then some.”

Topic starts at 25:45.

Wendy did offer a little more advice though when it was suggested that Charli should be a little more grateful.

“No!” she said, before advising Charli to “stay ungrateful and collect those checks!”

So, while Wendy doesn’t seem to be buying the drama, she clearly has some level of respect for Charli’s hustle and ability to “collect those checks” — but suggests the backlash comes hand-in-hand with the success.

The recent controversy surrounding her has clearly hit the younger D’Amelio sister hard, but maybe her being “ungrateful” is, as Williams suggested, just what the internet wanted all along.