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PewDiePie sets new subscriber goal as race with T-Series continues

Published: 8/Mar/2019 18:53 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 19:05

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s race against Bollywood label T-Series continues to heighten, despite his brief loss – but the Swede isn’t giving up hope just yet.

PewDiePie made an announcement during an episode of ‘LWIAY’ on March 8, where he revealed that he hopes to reach a major subscriber milestone before his fight with T-Series comes to an end.

While both channels reached a whopping 88 million subscribers in late February, PewDiePie hopes to reach 100 million subs ahead of T-Series’ projected victory.

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“Keep subscribing, god dammit!” PewDiePie jokingly urged his viewers. “…we gotta make it to 100 [million]. We’re gonna make it to 100 mill, and we’re gonna dab on them, and that’s how we’ll know that we’re winning.”

Although T-Series was projected to surpass Pewds in early 2019, the Swede continues to outpace his Bollywood nemesis, thanks to the efforts of his dedicated fanbase and other popular YouTubers.

The label even overtook PewDiePie for a grueling ten minutes on February 22, thanks to an automated audit by YouTube that purged over 20,000 inactive subscribers.

Despite this brief defeat, PewDiePie managed to bounce back in a big way, prompting T-Series’ CEO to speak out on their fight with a message urging Indian subscribers to end the race for good.

PewDiePie hit back at the PSA in kind, calling T-Series “desperate” – and now, he has an even bigger goal in mind (which could very well come to pass, if previous trends continue to hold true for the YouTuber).

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Noah Beck & Griffin Johnson under fire for “cancel culture” comments

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:03

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TikTok stars Noah Beck and Griffin Johnson are taking heat from critics due to their divisive comments on “cancel culture,” as told during an episode of Johnson’s “Sway Way” podcast.

Also known as “call-out culture,” the term “cancel culture” has become a popular phrase in the past few years as social media has flourished, allowing users to highlight abuse, bad behavior, or other negative actions from people online.

When these bad behaviors are brought to light, the person responsible is usually called out, boycotted and ostracized, causing them to be publicly shamed and often ousted from their professional and social circles due to the resulting backlash.

“Cancel culture” itself is a divisive term, with many believing that it outright doesn’t exist, as those being “canceled” deserve to be called out for their actions and that those who are “canceled” are never truly brought to justice from the outrage.

 

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Still, others feel that “cancel culture” is going too far and is resulting in a toxic online environment — but either way, people are no longer willing to abide bad behavior from anyone, and social media has given users a platform to speak up against things they consider to be unjust.

TikTokers and Sway House members Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck recently spoke out on the social phenomenon during an episode of the Sway Way podcast — and their thoughts on the subject have sparked quite a bit of backlash against them.

“People are getting canceled for things that were totally acceptable,” Beck said. “I don’t want to say that people have gotten really sensitive, but at the same time, they have, and it’s like… there were some things that were acceptable back then that people could say, now it comes back on them five, 10 years later.”

 

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“I mean, I’ve done some things in my past where they come off as controversial today, but they weren’t that deep,” Beck continued, referencing his own controversial history on social media. “I can see why people think it’s a big deal now, but it’s like… I never thought I would have this platform. I never thought I would have this stage. I was growing up just playing soccer. I liked a few tweets, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time.”

 

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Needless to say, both Beck and Johnson have received a substantial amount of criticism from listeners, with one user writing: “He really said that he never thought he would have gotten famous… so if you’re not famous, you can be homophobic and it’s not a big deal?”

Both boys have yet to speak out on the outrage, which only continues to grow in wake of their already storied history of sparking division among TikTok viewers.