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UPDATE: One PewDiePie fan hacked printers across the globe in an effort to boost his subscribers

Published: 1/Dec/2018 0:49 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 19:08

by Virginia Glaze

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Yep, you read that right – one die-hard PewDiePie fan has hacked printers worldwide, asking users to subscribe to the Swede’s YouTube channel in light of his current duel with T-Series.

While Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has been the most subscribed channel on YouTube for years, he is now being contested by Bollywood label T-Series – and their battle is quickly coming to a head.

To combat the Bollywood menace, one computer whiz used his hacking skills to infiltrate printers across the globe, running a script that forced them to print out an elongated spiel that urged users to subscribe to PewDiePie.

“PewDiePie, the currently most subscribed to channel on YouTube, is at stake of losing his position as the number one position by an Indian company called T-Series that simply uploads videos of Bollywood trailers and campaigns,” the speech began.

The Vergehttps://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/11/30/18119576/pewdiepie-printer-hack-t-series-youtube

The printouts ended with an ASCII illustration of Pewd’s famous ‘brofist’ logo, after providing a ‘to-do’ list of steps to help support the channel. In a hilarious finale, the hacker even noted their victims that their printers were connected to the internet, asking them to “please fix that.”

PewDiePie has since tweeted out the Verge’s article on the subject, simply writing, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.”

The ingenious hacker isn’t the only fan to have gone above and beyond the call of duty, either.

 YouTuber MrBeast bought out every billboard in his city to advertise PewDiePie’s channel, while YouTuber Justin Roberts bought a million dollar billboard in Times Square to help aid the cause.


The hacker has since come forward with a statement regarding his plan, thanks to a series of publicized Twitter DMs with Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem. The hacker, going by the name of ‘TheHackerGiraffe,’ claimed that he essentially combined “two ideas into one” by spreading awareness of device vulnerability and promoting PewDiePie’s channel simultaneously.

“Alert people to how serious this can be, and give PewDiePie some media coverage, as I’m a huge fan,” the hacker explained. “That’s all there is to it.”

T-Series is now very close to beating PewDiePie, with the YouTube ‘king’ being less than 100,000 subscribers away from an ultimate defeat.

KEEMSTAR, Drama Alert - YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GApglHuf0ro&t=477s

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TikTok sparks Jeffree Star and Kanye West affair rumors amid Kim Kardashian split

Published: 6/Jan/2021 16:52 Updated: 6/Jan/2021 16:57

by Lauren Bergin

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Beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star has found himself caught up in yet another tsunami of drama after rumors of an affair with Kayne West have started to ramp up. 

YouTube beauty guru Jeffree Star is no stranger to drama and controversy. The makeup mogul has consistently found himself in the spotlight for one reason or another, but this time there are some pretty wild accusations floating around the internet.

Recently fans have been scrutinising the internet sensation after a shocking series of unfollows on Instagram implied a rift had developed between him and now former assistant, Maddie Taylor.

Now fans have gone even further and have implicated Jeffree in a love affair that, if true, would rock the world. Let’s just say it involves Kayne West, Kim Kardashian, and a whole lot of tea.

Did Jeffree Star have an affair with Kanye West?

Jeffree Star on sofa talking to camera
YouTube: Jeffree Star
The makeup sensation has been implemented in the scandal to end all scandals.

After popular TikToker Ava Louise dropped a video discussing the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian divorce situation, fans and Twitter users alike are speculating that Jeffree Star has some involvement in the drama.

Ava notes in her video that “Kanye’s been hooking up with a very famous beauty guru, male beauty guru, a lot of people in the scene have known for a while.”

Ava then dropped a second video duetting her first one which claimed that she “was told by a source – a very good one” about the affair.

@realavalouiisei can’t say WHO cuz he’ll sue me hint hint but it’s part of the reason Kanye’s so religious now it’s his self hatred …. my source is legit I promiss♬ original sound – Ava Louise

The YouTuber has mentioned in several videos that his former Calabasas mansion was a stone’s throw away from the iconic rapper’s home, and Kanye’s recent divorce from Kim Kardashian has left fans speculating.

“Jeffree” trends on Twitter

While there is no evidence other than Ava’s video to confirm this rumor, the story has grown wings and fans and Twitter users alike are running with it.

One fan remarked that “there’s no way the Kanye West and Jeffree Star thing is real, right?”

A series of more humorous comments have taken over the trending feed though, specifically the iconic meme often used in relation to the beauty guru. Writing that the video shows Jeffree’s reaction “when Kim came home early,” people are really loving this rumor.

A final series of old tweets have been brought to light within the feed, but it’s important to note that these are dated from 2011, and are likely unrelated.

So is there any real meat to this rumor, or just the internet pulling a crazy stunt to start off 2021? We’ll have to wait and see, but if true this would be the scandal to end all scandals.