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PewDiePie takes shots at YouTube over new harassment policy

Published: 13/Dec/2019 20:41 Updated: 14/Dec/2019 3:03

by Brent Koepp

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Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg took shots at YouTube’s new harassment policy, and explained why he vehemently hates the current climate for comedy.

YouTube rolled out a new harassment policy in December to curve toxic behavior such as bullying, however, the new guidelines received backlash from content creators and viewers who claim it goes too far.

PewDiePie weighed in on it during his December 13 episode of Last Week I Asked You – a series in which he reacts to fan submitted memes – and explained why he “f**king hates” the climate we are currently in.

Instagram: @pewdiepiePewDiePie is the largest individual YouTuber in the world with over 102 million subscribers.

PewDiePie hits out at YouTube

The popular star was reacting to memes about YouTube’s annual Rewind video when he took shots at the clip-hosting platform for its recent harassment policy changes.

“So you’re not allowed to make fun of people’s appearances anymore, but I’ll freakin’ do it anyway!” he joked. “Hey YouTube, you’re ugly! I don’t freakin’ care, what are you gonna do?!”

The 30-year-old then commented on his wildly popular diss track Congratulations being excluded from Rewind. “It should have been on the list. But we said some super hurtful things, so it’s understandable. It’s definitely harassment. Jesus Christ, what is happening to comedy?”

YouTube: PewDiePieThe Swedish star mocked YouTube’s new harassment policy by calling them out.

The YouTube king then exclaimed “mediocre” comedy will be the only thing allowed after the policy change. “It doesn’t get better does it. COPPA and edgy content slashed out in one month. Can’t wait for more mediocre humor on this platform.”

Continuing his rant, PewDiePie explained why he “hates” this climate. “Don’t go too far. That’s harassment. Because we can’t tell the difference if you are genuine or joking or not. I f**king hate this current climate. It’s so f**cking stupid!”

The Swede then warned that history will look back on this time and think everyone was “idiots,” even those speaking out against it, because they will be lumped in with the “f**king morons who are controlling what is happening.”

(Timestamp 00:28 for mobile users.)

Despite PewDiePie’s harsh criticisms, he was featured in 2019’s Rewind multiple times as the most watched YouTube channel on the platform, and having the second most liked video of the year.

The Swede is not alone in his negative views on the new policy, as #YouTubeIsOver was trending on Twitter after the Google owned platform announced the rule changes.

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Mr Beast gives away $10k in most ridiculous Minecraft challenge yet

Published: 28/Nov/2020 13:12

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has given away another massive prize worth $10,000 to one random player in his latest Minecraft survival challenge.

Mr Beast is one of the biggest content creators on YouTube and is well known for his generosity, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars away to strangers in some of his past uploads.

During his latest video on his gaming channel, Mr Beast Gaming, the YouTuber revealed that he would be hosting a bizarre Minecraft challenge with a whopping $10,000 Subway gift card up for grabs.

Mr beast hosting a challenge video
Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast has hosted plenty of unique challenge videos on his YouTube channel.

In one of his most ridiculous challenges yet, Mr Beast explained that this survival challenge would have plenty of interesting twists and turns before the winner was decided.

While it appeared to start off as a regular Minecraft ‘Hunger Games’ match, Mr Beast did not tell those participating that, instead of the border closing in on them from all sides, lava would begin to fill the map from down below.

This secret change seemed to catch plenty of players off-guard, after many of them immediately trekked down to the mines, in an attempt to gear up with diamond armor and equipment.

Mr Beast, who was spectating all of the action from above, would also spice things up by dropping rare pieces of equipment in front of a group to incentivize more fights.

In another twist, the YouTuber shared that the final player standing would not win anything, and that the full $10,000 Subway gift card would go to the person in 2nd place instead.

The final stage of the challenge was extremely close, with the last few players all falling into the lava at the exact same time. It was AltirixGaming though, the one who managed to claim the $10,000 prize.

Mr Beast has hosted other unique challenges on the sandbox title, such as his recent video where he gathered more players for an epic $50,000 Minecraft building competition.