News

PewDiePie Deletes “A” YouTube Channel

YouTube drooler PewDiePie, real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, threw his toys out of the pram earlier this week, during which he barfed on about an odd conspiracy theory – with weird, racist overtones – that the video-sharing site was trying to sabotage him. In a pique of attention-seeking retribution, PewDiePie promised to delete his YouTube channel once it hit 50 million subscribers. Kjellberg hit that target last night:

Soon after, PewDiePie took to Twitter, reaffirming his promise:

A new video then followed:

The channel was meant to be deleted at 5pm GMT. That time has been and gone, while PewDiePie’s channel remains on YouTube. If you are still seeing the video above, that means the channel remains online.

While he may well delete the channel later than initially promised, that still wouldn’t mean PewDiePie has abandoned YouTube. After making his first promise to delete his channel, he assured his fans that he would just set up a new one which, no doubt, will garner nearly as many subscribers within a matter of weeks. He said: “I’m excited to delete my channel and start fresh with a new s**tty channel, probably. I won’t quit YouTube, I’ll just delete the channel.”

“But the title says ‘PewDiePie Deletes YouTube Channel’! Clickbait! Clickbait!” you cry. Well, he did delete a channel, just not his main one: the only real casualty of this scorched Earth policy so far is Kjellberg’s other YouTube channel, JackSepticEye Sucks, a platform he used to make fun of fellow game commentator Seán William McLoughlin, aka JackSepticEye. A number of videos posted to the channel were taken down by YouTube for violating the site’s bullying guidelines.

Ashley Allen

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

MSI MPG B650 Carbon WIFI (Socket AM5) DDR5 ATX Motherboard

ColourPrimary ColourBlackDimensionsLength30.5 cmWidth24.4 cmLightingLightingYesLighting ColourRGBWiFi & LANLAN ports1x 2.5 Gbit/sStorage PortsSATA 6G (internal)6M.2 PCIe 4.0…

9 hours ago

Asus ROG Strix B760-I Gaming WIFI (LGA 1700) DDR5 ITX Motherboard

MotherboardMotherboard ChipsetIntel B760CPUCPU ManufacturerIntelCPU Socket1700Form FactorMotherboard formfactorMini-ITXDimensionsLength17 cmWidth17 cmInternal PortsCPU Power Supply1x 8-PinUSB 3.0 /…

9 hours ago

Zotac GeForce RTX 3050 Twin Edge LHR 8192MB GDDR6 PCI-Express Graphics Card

ColourPrimary ColourBlackGraphics CardGPU SeriesRTX 30 SeriesFeaturesVirtual Reality ReadyYesClock SpeedsMax. Memory Clock14000 MHzMax. GPU Clock (Boost)1777…

9 hours ago

Kolink Observatory MX Mesh ARGB Midi Tower Case

Mid-tower PC case with dual-tone design and half-hinged tempered glass panel Mesh front panel and…

9 hours ago

LG 27″ 3840×2160 IPS 144Hz 1ms FreeSync/G-Sync HDMI 2.1 Widescreen Gaming Monitor

The UHD 4K display supports the express high-fidelity colour for reproducing vivid scenes. This monitor…

9 hours ago

Kolink Inspire Series K6 ARGB Micro-ATX Case 

Striking front panel with brushed aluminium look and ARGB lighting Tempered glass side panel and…

9 hours ago