YouTube’s highest paid star, PewDiePie shook the online community when he announced he will delete his channel. The Swedish gamer posted a video on his channel last Dec. 2 where he said he will take his account down after reaching 50 million subscribers. However, PewDiePie YouTube channel is still alive and operating. Did the internet star follow through his threat?
The Bro Army can relax now. PewDiePie’s main channel, where majority of the Bro Army is subscribed, is still intact. The gamer vlogger did erase his YouTube account, just not what everyone was thinking of.
PewDiePie YouTube Channel: Alternate Account Deleted
— Revelmode (@revelmode) December 10, 2016
Various media outlets covered the announcement of PewDiePie to delete his YouTube channel once it 50 million subs. The Bro Army was confused at the sudden move as well. Many believed the threat while there are others who claim that the King of YouTube is making one of his biggest jokes to date.
According to PewDiePie, what he said was really a joke. PewDiePie uploaded a video last Dec. 9 on his channel called “DELETING MY CHANNEL“. There, he revealed that he just made a joke and did not expect that many people fell for it.
In the video, PewDiePie showed to the viewers that he deleted his alternate account called Jack Septiceye2. After deleting the channel, the Swedish vlogger said, “That was it. That was the joke.”
Trolling the Internet PewDiePie Style
PewDiePie, Felix Kjellberg in real life, is the most subscribed platform in YouTube. As of the moment, the Swedish gamer has 50,514,726 subscribers. His channel focuses on making live commentaries while playing games that caught his interest.
PewDiePie YouTube channel and the person himself has mixed reviews from critics. He may have the most subscribers right now but “not everyone adores him” as what Chris Reed from the Cheat Sheet wrote. Rob Walker from Yahoo commented about how “insane” PewDiePie’s popularity is. Walker cited that Kjellberg genuinely addresses his bros as if they were long-time friends and not as if they were distant fans, which could be the reason for Kjellberg’s fast rise to popularity.
With a large fanbase and massive popularity, it seems like PewDiePie is one of the few internet personalities who can effortlessly pull off a stunt like that. Not everyone can threaten to delete his or her YouTube account and still be accepted after passing it off as a joke.
PewDiePie trolled the media with fake news and they all fell for it. ? https://t.co/xx1D0jB5co
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 9, 2016