PewDiePie? More Like PewDieWhine

Is there anything more annoying than some insecure rich guy whining that they're the victim of a conspiracy against them for being white?

Sure, a deluded rich, white guy, who also vlogs.

YouTuber PewDiePie, real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, has said that he is going to delete his account when it hits 50 million followers, because the video site's new algorithm has been penalising him, leading him to get less views, he reckons.

Credit: PewDiePie

The apparent 'conspiracy' against him has led to his popularity falling, he said in a video where he ranted against the video hosting site.

But it's this part of the clip that is even more ridiculous than the rest of it.

Credit: PewDiePie

"I'm white," he said in the video. "Can I make that comment? But I do think that's a problem."

The Swedish YouTuber, who is the most subscribed user on the site and highest-earner with an annual income reaching $12 million, also claimed that YouTube wanted to put someone else on the top of the site, 'someone extremely cancerous'.

The new 'top dog' might be Lily Singh, a Canadian YouTuber with Indian heritage, he suggested.

However, YouTube told The Independent that his comments are not accurate:

"Some creators have expressed concerns around a drop in their subscriber numbers," a spokesperson said in a statement. "We've done an extensive review and found there have been no decreases in creators' subscriber numbers beyond what normally happens when viewers either unsubscribe from a creator's channel or when YouTube removes spammed subscribers. We do the latter to ensure that all creator subscriber numbers are accurate."

In the video, PewDiePie has said he will delete his account when it reaches 50,000,000 subscribers in protest.

"YouTube is trying to kill my channel. It is clear. It is happening if you watch my analytics. It is all going down," he said in the video.

"I've decided the only way to stop my channel from dying - I know you are going to think I am joking - but I am going to delete my channel."

Nice one, get cracking then mate.

Featured image credit: YouTube

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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