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YouTube star PewDiePie gains an unlikely new ally in the battle against T-Series

Published: 22/Jan/2019 0:57 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 1:33

by Alan Bernal

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YouTube’s biggest star Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s battle against Indian music label T-Series has been filled with strange twists along every turn, and a new source of support for the Pewds has added another strange entry to the saga.

PewDiePie has been steadily losing ground in the battle as the site’s most subbed to channel to Indian music label T-Series, which has apparently brought different corners of the internet to unite under the Bro Fist flag.

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The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) is a right-leaning political organization who have recently weighed in on their support for the Swedish content creator, sending the internet in confusion.

In a tweet, UKIP was pleading its followers to thwart the sweeping privacy bill called the EU Copyright Directive, while choosing a side in the famous YouTube saga.

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“Are you doing your part? Help protect freedom of speech on the internet by sharing and signing this petition against the EU Copyright Directive,” UKIP said. “Also, don’t forget to subscribe to Pewdiepie on YouTube and keep the corporate T-Series from the top.”

Although the move seems out-of-place for the group, the precedent for the endorsement could stem from PewDiePie’s multiple tweets that called on his supporters to rise up against the “meme ban,” aka the EU Copyright Directive.

The Pewds, along with numerous others, have spoken out in opposition to the law that would make rules against sharing content on the internet more strict.

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PewDiePie has joined with many unexpected allies in his ongoing struggle against T-Series, and it’s still unclear how this new development will impact the tight race.

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PewDiePie defends Elon Musk after backlash for Tesla price change meme

Published: 19/Oct/2020 1:10

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie Kjellberg defended Elon Musk during his October 18 upload. The Swedish star hit out at those getting upset over the Tesla CEO’s viral meme about changing the price of the Model S.

The one thing PewDiePie and Elon Musk have in common is their love of memes. The YouTube star even had the tech giant host an episode of his popular Meme Review show back in 2019 that has over 26 million views. 

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The Tesla CEO faced backlash from critics in October after tweeting that the Model S price was being changed to $69,420. The YouTuber defended the billionaire during his latest upload, and argued that people can’t take a joke.

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The YouTuber defended Musk over his Tesla 420 joke.

PewDiePie defends Elon Musk’s Model S meme

During his October 18 episode of Last Week I Asked You, Pewds addressed the criticism Elon Musk received from some over a tweet he made on October 14 about the Model S price change. 

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“I saw some people being so butthurt over this. It’s like, dude, it’s just a joke. I’m sure Elon knows it’s ironic,” he said, before he jokingly imitated critics in a baby voice. “So childish, he’s like a 12-year old! … Yeah, that’s the joke! Ever hear of fun?”

The creator then applauded the CEO for being attuned to meme culture: “You just want another overweight, gray-haired, boomer billionaire? I don’t. I think we have enough of that!”

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The tweet that PewDiePie was referencing was made on October 14 when Musk posted, “The gauntlet has been thrown down! The prophecy will be fulfilled. Model S price changes to $69,420 tonight!”

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The joke exploded on the social media platform, instantly going viral with over 330k likes and 35k retweets. While many found the meme to be hilarious, some critics hit out at the CEO for being irresponsible with the company’s prices.

This isn’t the only time PewDiePie has defended Elon. In past uploads, the 30-year-old has admitted to viewers that he’s admired the tech CEO for his innovations while still being wired into internet culture.

With Kjellberg being so fond of the tech giant, maybe the Tesla owner will someday return as a guest host on Meme Review. Maybe the Swede could also convince the billionaire to show up for a round of Among Us – now that would be entertainment gold. 

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