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PewDiePie reveals why he doesn’t want to take a break from YouTube

Published: 15/Jan/2020 19:12

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is finally taking his long-awaited break from daily uploads — but he’s not necessarily keen on this hiatus, as revealed in his video on the topic.

YouTube’s most-subscribed content creator unveiled his vacation plans in mid-December, marking a major turn from his usual schedule of daily videos.

Although he claimed he’d be taking a break in 2020, he didn’t say how long he’d be gone, nor exactly when he’d step away from the platform — but it seems that the time has finally come, according to his statement in a January 15 video.

PewDiePie announces his YouTube break
PewDiePie, YouTube
PewDiePie announced he would be taking a short hiatus from daily uploads in December 2019.

In an upload titled, “It’s been real, but I’m out!” PewDiePie announced that he’s taking his long-awaited vacay, at last, even if he’s a bit wary of stepping back for a short while.

According to the Swede, his love for creating content nearly exceeds his need to relax, although he isn’t letting that temptation steer him away from his much-needed mental reset from constant work.

“The truth is, I don’t wanna go on break,” he admitted. “The truth is, I love making videos. I just feel like I need to do this. I need to do this, so one last LWIAY!”

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He echoed this sentiment near the end of his final video, but revealed that 2019 had been so hectic for him that he needs to “cool down” from all the drama.

“One thing I really realized is like, I love making videos, and I love interacting with you guys,” he continued. “It’s really fun. But I think this year, there’s just been so much piling up that I’m like, ‘I should probably just cool down for a bit.’ And then, we’ll come back with 10,000 percent!”

PewDiePie in his Tsuki clothing line
PewDiePie, Instagram
PewDiePie is finally taking his long-awaited hiatus, and while he doesn’t know when he’ll return, he claimed he’ll come back at “10,000 percent” power.

While PewDiePie himself isn’t sure when he’ll return, he isn’t gone for good — in spite of media speculation to the contrary, which he denounced shortly after announcing his hiatus in December.

For now, fans will have to await his comeback in wake of one of his most successful (and tumultuous) years of his career, thus far.


Dream angered by backlash blaming him for his fans’ actions

Published: 24/Jan/2021 2:07

by Theo Salaun


Following a wave of online controversy, popular Minecraft YouTuber Dream took to Twitter to address critics and show them why he believes all of the backlash is inherently misguided.

Dream and the Dream Team, with friends like Tommyinnit and Quackity, have been one of the largest sources of online entertainment thanks to a consistent flood of content across YouTube and Twitch. While their videos and streams, including of the entire Dream SMP Minecraft server, have brought Dream a huge amount of fans — that popularity appears to have come with a downside.

Originally, most of the drama surrounding Dream involved accusations about him cheating during a 1.16 Minecraft speedrun. But now, a very different sort of critique has emerged, as fans and critics bemoan the content creator’s inability to restrain the least appropriate segments of his community.

Over the past week, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter and similar complaints moved across social media. The basis for this backlash surrounded a subculture of Dream fans that had begun creating inappropriate fanfiction and art involving the minors who represented the Dream Team. In response, Dream has shot down those critics.

Drawing a theoretical parallel, the faceless content creator philosophically makes his perspective known. Mocking his critics, Dream criticizes the media and his detractors using a hypothetical scenario.

“Dream has refused to condemn murder after one of his fans turned out to be a murderer. Will he finally be held accountable?”

Essentially, Dream suggests that people criticize him for the actions of others — noting that he ought to be “held accountable” for the vile actions (in this hypothetical instance: murder) of his fans. The point of this example is to highlight the absurdity of a causal relationship between influencer and the influenced.

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Who needs a face when you have a lot of fans?

While fans and critics appear to be divided on the efficacy of Dream’s tweet, it’s clear that he is trying to push back against those who blame him for the actions of his viewers. In the social media age, this relationship between popular figure and stan is a particularly nuanced one.

For what it’s worth, Dream has also taken a much more firm stance against inappropriate subcultures of his fandom on his alternate account, DreamWasTaken. It remains to be seen whether or not that will be enough to satisfy his critics, but the situation is obviously a contentious one.