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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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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Jake Paul slammed by fans for throwing second party in a row

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:10

by Charlotte Colombo

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Another day, another controversy for one of the infamous Paul brothers. This time, Jake Paul has found himself under fire for throwing his second party in two days in what used to be the Team 10 mansion.

Since quitting YouTube in September, Paul has had a fairly quiet few weeks (for him, anyway). But recently, he has once again faced fan’s fury for ignoring local restrictions not once, but twice.

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As highlighted by Twitter reporter DefNoodles, Jake Paul has thrown multiple bashes in the past few days, despite restrictions in the area making it very clear that this currently isn’t allowed.

One post on the Instagram story of model Charly Jordan shows Paul bringing in a birthday cake for fellow YouTube star Brandon Amato as a crowd closely congregates in his usually-sprawling living room.

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Meanwhile, another Instagram story by TikToker Jon Marianek – which is alleged to be from the same party- shows further crowding with no masks or social distancing. It also reveals that Sway House star Bryce Hall – who has recently come under fire for his own partying ways – also attended the bash.

Unsurprisingly, fans on Twitter were less than enthusiastic about Paul’s actions. One enraged fan tagged the Mayor of LA’s Twitter account, asking him, “What action are you taking to combat this?”.

Other fans called Paul “disgusting” for throwing the parties, with one user commenting that “these kids would do anything for clout”.

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While there were a couple of fans who attempted to defend Paul – like the fan who asked, “What makes you think that C*vid is in the house?” – the reception to this news was overwhelmingly negative, with one user chiming in that they “hope Karma comes back to hit you where it hurts”.

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Paul previously made headlines in July for throwing a rules-defying house party.

This isn’t the first time Paul has come under fire for throwing parties during the current health crisis: back in July, he received backlash from major news outlets and even YouTubers like Tyler Oakley for throwing a huge bash in his California home, with his neighbors calling him “irresponsible and selfish”.

He has also experienced legal trouble as of late, with the FBI raiding his house for weapons in August. It is unclear how these latest revelations will impact his current legal issues.

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Paul is yet to comment publicly on this issue.