PewDiePie has laughed off concerns over his dwindling YouTube popularity, claiming he “already feels retired” and stopped caring about fame a long time ago.
“I’ve said it before,” he said after one worried fan raised concerns. “I’ve considered myself retired for like a year now. I’m only doing YouTube videos for fun now.”
This channel is so hyper-inflated by the T-Series rivalry, so it’s not like they’re all my dedicated fans anyway. And then, I’m doing what I like doing. People have always put me in a box, and I think that’s the big problem here. I’m doing what I like, and that means that people will stop watching me.
Honestly, I’m kind of getting tired of it. I’m just trying to have fun, and people say ‘I wish he was like he was five years ago!’ That’s not what I want to do. Years ago I did horror, and when I stopped my views dropped then.
“I’m allowed to change. I stopped worrying about if people were watching, and started making things I wanted,” he said. “It’s normal to change.”
At the moment the Swede is enjoying reaction videos, but the 32-year-old admits that could change again too. If that comes with less views, he adds, “so be it.”