Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, announced that he will be “taking a break” from YouTube next year.
Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, announced that he will “take a break” from YouTube next year, following in the wake of other content creators of the video platform, such as ElRubius or Jordi Wild.
The YouTuber shared his plans with his followers in a video published on Saturday, in which he points out that he is “very tired” and that for this reason, next year, he will be off the video platform “for a while”, which is not has specified.
Thus, the Swedish YouTuber reported that he will “take a break”, a decision that he already advanced in August, when, in another video, he said that “it would be good if I took a break at some point. It would be nice not to think about YouTube for the first time. once in ten years. “
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PewDiePie is credited with a number of milestones on Youtube: he was the first individual content creator to reach 100 million subscribers (102 million today) and PewDiePie is among the highest-paid YouTubers ( 15.5 million dollars in 2018, according to Forbes ).
In his farewell video, PewDiePie has taken the opportunity to show his disagreement with some of the policies introduced by YouTube, such as the last one by which it toughens the implicit threats and toughens the sanctions against stalkers.
PewDiePie has to its credit a number of milestones on YouTube: it was the first individual content creator to reach 100 million subscribers (102 million today) (AFP).
However, his career is not without controversy. In early 2017, following a video in which he recorded himself reacting to an image of two boys holding a poster with anti-Semitic content, Disney withdrew its advertising support. It was not, in fact, the first video published of this style.
In a blog post, Kjellberg said he “in no way endorsed hateful attitudes”, and defended that he creates content “as entertainment and not as a place for serious political comments.”
This year, and inadvertently, his YouTube alias became linked to the terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch (New Zealand) in which 49 people were killed by a young white supremacist who broadcast the massacre live on Facebook.
In early 2017, and following a video in which he recorded himself reacting to an image of two boys holding a poster with anti-Semitic content, Disney withdrew its advertising support (AP).