YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and Bollywood label T-Series are in the midst of a heated battle to become the most subscribed channel on YouTube - but it looks like T-Series is turning their race up a notch.
According to entertainment and law website IPRMENTLAW, T-Series sought out a court order from the Delhi High Court to remove PewDiePie’s ‘Bitch Lasagna’ and ‘Congratulations’ diss racks from YouTube.
The alleged court order ruled in favor of T-Series’ complaint against the YouTuber, claiming that Kjellberg’s songs were “defamatory, disparaging, insulting, and offensive,” and noted that comments on the videos were “abusive, vulgar, and also racist in nature.”
The order likewise ruled that PewDiePie must “remove and disable access” to the songs in question - as well as “ensure that the said videos do not ever get uploaded again on the platform.”
While the lawsuit is indeed real, as it is listed as a pending case on the Delhi High Court’s website, the legitimacy of the alleged court order is up for debate; as no other sources have yet confirmed the order’s validity, fans can only speculate as to its possible efficacy in the long run.
T-Series’ suit against PewDiePie follows major allegations thrown out against the company in his ‘Congratulations’ diss track, claiming that the label had gotten its start by providing pirated songs.
PewDiePie also made note of sexual harassment allegations against T-Series CEO Bhushan Kumar, which were nullified in early 2019 after the claimant revealed the accusations to be false.
That’s not all; PewDiePie likewise accused Kumar of having ties to the Indian mafia, and even claimed that T-Series had sent him a cease and desist letter due to his previous diss track, ‘Bitch Lasagna.’
PewDiePie has since overtaken the label by a serious margin, sitting at over 289,000 subscribers above T-Series as of April 10.
This isn’t the only major action taken against PewDiePie in recent days, either; a Change.org petition likewise seeks to ban Kjellberg from YouTube altogether, due to “white supremacist” content and a toxic audience.
PewDiePie addressed the petition in a video on April 7, noting that many of its claims were blatantly false and misleading, and even highlighted the multiple charity fundraisers he’d organized over his eight-year career on the site.