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Zac Efron explains his favorite thing about being a fitness YouTuber

Published: 3/Apr/2020 12:23

by Jacob Hale

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Zac Efron seems to have covered just about every base in the acting world: from high school heartthrob in High School Musical to serene serial killer in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. But his venture into the world of fitness and YouTube is perhaps the most interesting yet.

On his YouTube channel, which has amassed over 1.2 million subscribers, Efron has had all manner of guests – ranging from popular YouTubers to Hollywood actors, and NFL legends – and goes through a workout with them while learning a bit more about them as people and their fitness regimes.

This is something that was discussed when he appeared on First We Feast’s now iconic ‘Hot Ones’ web series on April 2.

When asked about his YouTube endeavors by host Sean Evans, Efron had only good things to say, and explained what he loves so much about the fitness side of YouTube.

“For me, athletes are like movie stars,” he said. “When I get to meet or hang out with someone that’s an inspiration to me, through whatever their art or craft is, that’s really fun.”

The movie star continued: “If they want to train with me? Unreal. I’m getting to peek behind the curtain and just have fun with them and see them in their element. Because that’s all they do, they train, and some of them are savage.”

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Despite how important fitness clearly is in Efron’s life, it appears his favorite thing about running the YouTube channel is actually just seeing and experiencing what elite athletes have to go through on a daily basis, having done videos with the likes of Green Bay Packers tight end Marcedes Lewis and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

He did also go on to say, though, that he never wants to be in as good shape as he was in Baywatch again due to the worries of having to be so tight on his diet and fitness regiment, but it probably didn’t help that he had to do that alongside The Rock – one of the most bulked-up men in Hollywood.

Having also done videos with the likes of Dude Perfect and Liza Koshy, we may see Efron create more content with some of the other biggest YouTubers around.

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PewDiePie hits out at “unfunny” simp comments on Marzia’s Instagram

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:14

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg criticized viewers who flood his wife Marzia’s Instagram account every time he makes a comment on it to support her. The Swede hit out at the “simp” meme becoming overused.

With over 108 millions subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is not only one of the platform’s biggest creators, but undoubtedly one of the most popular entertainers in the world.

The YouTuber has also become an icon when it comes to internet humor. In November, the star called out viewers overusing the popular “simp” meme every time he supports his wife Marzia, and explained why he’s tired of reading it.

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie reacting to Instagram comments.
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The Swedish YouTuber reacted to Instagram comments calling him a simp.

PewDiePie hits out at “simp” comments flooding Marzia’s Instagram

While the modern use of “simp” goes back as far as the 1980s, the term has exploded in popularity in 2020, becoming one of the year’s biggest memes. However, during his November 27 upload, PewDiePie explained why it’s starting to become too much on Instagram.

“Instagram is even worse. I commented on Marzia’s post, and I swear to God every single comment… She painted the kitchen and I said “you did so good” because I know she worked hard on it. And it’s just “simp, simp, simp king” every single comment. It is so unfunny. Jesus Christ, dude!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The star then went on to mock the way memes become tired quickly due to users jumping on the bandwagon and spamming it relentlessly online in comments. “Maybe if everyone says a joke, it becomes funnier,” he said sarcastically.

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Hilariously, the star had a follow-up to the situation on November 30 when one fan pointed out that they actually had made a nice comment on Marzia’s Instagram post. “Me understanding that he just wants to be a good husband,” they wrote days prior. PewDiePie then apologized to the viewer. “I’m sorry tg_man 12. I did you dirty, I did you dirty,” he laughed.

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While the content creator has made several videos on the simp meme, he has been critical of how its been used in the past and mocked users for their broad use of it. Now it appears the joke is starting to overstay its welcome with how often it’s being repeated.

The 31-year-old has had an incredible year so far, making a successful move to streaming after signing a major deal with YouTube in May to broadcast live exclusively on their platform. The entertainer also surpassed over 108 million subscribers in November, making him the most followed individual on the platform.