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Entertainment • Dec 29, 2018

PewDiePie shades Lilly Singh over ‘Fahrenheit 451’ movie

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PewDiePie shades Lilly Singh over ‘Fahrenheit 451’ movie
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YouTube’s most subscribed creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, continues to take shots at fellow YouTuber Lilly Singh - this time, over her involvement in HBO Films’ ‘Fahrenheit 451.’

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PewDiePie uploaded a video on December 29 where he discussed the 72 books he’d read throughout 2018, including Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, ‘Fahrenheit 451.’

Pewds wasn’t too impressed with the title, comparing it to Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World,’ and even threw shade toward the book’s 2018 film adaptation - particularly due to Lilly Singh’s involvement in the production.

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“This is the one that’s going to get a movie adapted to it,” PewDiePie said of the novel. “I think Lilly Singh is even acting in it, so it’s gonna be great,” he continued, sarcastically raising his hands in mock excitement.

His video went on to showcase ‘Fahrenheit 451’s’ poor rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where it received an overall score of 5/10 and an audience score of 23%. Pewds then showed footage from Singh’s special with HBO discussing her role in the film, followed by a clip from one of Pewd’s previous videos where he called her an “idiot” and a “crybaby.”

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This isn’t the first time Pewds has thrown shade at Singh; he slammed the YouTuber in early December for criticizing Forbe’s list of 2018’s top 10 highest earning YouTubers, which she decried for not featuring a single female creator in its ranks.

Since then, Singh has been shaded by multiple personalities in the space, including the likes of Drama Alert’s Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem, who felt that Singh was using sexism as an excuse for being upset that she wasn’t featured on Forbe’s list.

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