After almost a decade of daily YouTube uploads, PewDiePie probably needs a vacation. One of the most successful YouTubers in the world takes a break for an indefinite period.
In his latest YouTube video, PewDiePie does what he does best: watch memes in Reddit and talk about them. But the video is also a goodbye, one that came with an announcement, but nobody really wanted to believe it. Last year he deleted all content from his Twitter account and now at least temporarily turns his back on the next platform.
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With the large number of videos released in the past ten years, it is understandable that he needs a break. You may think what you want with him and his videos, but his footprint in the YouTuber scene is unmistakable.
Or maybe the whole thing was just a joke, nobody knows that exactly, and he will publish the next video in a few hours – we'll see.
Original message from December 17, 2019:
PewDiePie: First YouTube, now Twitter – no social media at all
PieDiePie is annoyed by YouTube's new guidelines against harassment and announces its temporary end for 2020. Now he leaves Twitter and says goodbye to the social media platform.
After Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg with the video
In his video I hate twitter He described Twitter as a pit of opinions and expressed his frustration with the media – as he wants to make clear in his last tweet of October 16.
All of his posts have been deleted from his account. Only his profile is still intact, since he only keeps this profile to prevent fake accounts. When and if he will be active again on Twitter and YouTube is still uncertain.
Original message from December 16, 12:02 p.m.
On Saturday, YouTuber Felix published “PewDiePie“Kjellberg the video
PiewDiePies Special Announcment
Since 11th December are the ones on YouTube new anti-harassment policies came into force. These do not tolerate content in which "other people are maliciously insulted because of their ethnic origin, physical characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity or belonging to a protected group." Even veiled threats and simulated violence against a person can lead to the deletion of videos, termination of the YouTube affiliate program or the entire channel.
PewDiePie sees the subsequent deletion of videos as unnecessary. Because YouTube is said to have only put the guidelines into force, since they now have an excuse to delete videos that are a thorn in their side. So far, videos showing corpses or promoting gambling to children have only been deleted by YouTube after the community has made them aware.
This grievance is so exciting for the YouTuber that he first needs a break and will leave YouTube in 2020.
"I think now is a good time to announce that I have a special announcement to make. I decided to take a break from YouTube next year. I am tired. I'm very tired. I don't know if you can see that. Just so you know. I'll be away for a while early next year. I'll explain that later, but I wanted to give you a warning. ”
But this is not the first time that he wants to take a break from YouTube. In August 2019, he announced an upcoming break.
"I think it would be good for me to take a break at some point. It would be nice not to have YouTube in my head for the first time in 10 years. "
PewDiePie has started several controversies and insulted some groups and people. It remains to be seen to what extent the new guidelines will harm him. What do you think of the guidelines? Necessary or completely unnecessary? Let us know in the comments.