Skip to comments.YouTube’s Monster: PewDiePie and His Populist Revolt
Posted on 02/17/2017 8:53:30 AM PST by nickcarraway
Felix Kjellberg, known to his fans as PewDiePie, is by far YouTubes biggest star. His videos, a mix of video-game narration, humorous rants and commentary, have cumulatively been viewed billions of times, and more than 53 million people subscribe to his channel. He has been called the king of YouTube and countless variations thereon, and he has remained unchallenged on that perch for years, making millions of dollars and leveraging his popularity into outside ventures.
But Monday night, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Disney-owned Maker Studios, a longtime partner of Kjellbergs, would no longer have anything to do with him; later, YouTube announced that it was canceling a show developed with Kjellberg, and removing his channel from its lucrative Google Preferred advertising program. At issue was a series of recent comedy videos. In one, he found performers on the freelance site Fiverr willing to dance and hold up a sign of the clients choosing. He asked them to write Death to all Jews, and they did; in his subsequent video, he expressed shock that the request had made it through. It was a funny meme, and I didnt think it would work, he said, mock-begging news outlets not to make too much of his stunt. I swear, I love Jews, he said, I love them, before playing a few notes on a kazoo.
As he anticipated, plenty of news outlets saw a story in his antics. Others saw something more. A post on The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi site, marveled at Kjellbergs performances, and wondered in disbelief if they might signal sympathy for its ideology. Ultimately, it doesnt matter, since the effect is the same, the post said, it normalizes Nazism, and marginalizes our enemies. As the controversy mounted, Kjellberg denounced the hate-based groups that had taken notice
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Just another example of what happens to liberals, once they have their “F U Money” safely tucked away. The true colors come out.
Reads like PR copy.
Never heard of him. I’m not his target audience.
Still any performer who would give “Kill All Jews” signs to people for a “joke”, I would have nothing to do with.
No one over the age of eight or nine makes “mistakes” like that without knowing what they’re doing.
The article is weighed down with fluff and peripheral information, but I think this was the main point of contention.
It was just a shout out to 4chan, nothing more.
But grievance mongering rich people need a scalp from time to time so apparently they are determined to make something out of nothing.
Certain types of jokes need a lot of ground work to be able to land. Anybody that wants to tread into funny Nazi territory really needs to understand why The Producers works (and in the case of the remake doesn’t). Those are very careful building blocks, which Pewdie just ain’t smart enough to lay correctly.
They only wrote part of the story:
he paid some Anonymous African guy to say “Hitler did nothing wrong and don’t listen to that idiot, PewDiePie..!”
and he himself is PewDiePie..!
and he himself is PewDiePie..!
Yes, they have drawn blood here. The sad thing is that most people who dont frequent Youtube are going to believe what the MSM here say, I mean, just look at the majority reaction on FR, an MSM hating establishment if there ever was one.
The vast majority of youtubers support him, and many of them are Jewish. Even people who dont personally like his content are in support of Pewdiepie.
This is the exact same problem _WE_ are having with the media, the way they take things out of context and manipulate what they want YOU to think, its all about "The Narrative", not the news.
People, don't fall for this. Freepers most of all should be able to see right through this.
PewDiePie is, I believe, YouTube’s highest paid vlogger.
He is very wealthy from just simple, silly skits.
I never really heard of him before the controversy.
After watching a video or two of his, I learned that he likes to do shocking and sometimes offensive (to some viewers) antics. He’s sort of a Swedish version of Sacha Cohen.
He did not lose me as a follower because I never was one. This is a case of the left eating their own.
Old trick used it with slinky evening wear.
Medical tape in a couple of layers to simulate a bra.
‘Blitzmädel’ (Wehrmachthelferin or female combat soldiers)
Nice pair of kanone.
The woman in black doing the inspecting doesnt have much of a rack.
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