Pewdiepie Says He’ll Take a Break From Youtube In 2020
Many of us who are fans of Pewdiepie may have already included watching his newest videos to our daily routines. That’s about to change because Pewdiepie announced that he’s taking a break early next year.
The announcement came at the tail end of the video ‘YouTube’s New Update Has A BIG FLAW‘ (embedded below). Poppy Smoria, lead anchor, opened the video to the program Pew News, “the most esteemed news source of all time.” In the video, Pewdiepie/Poppy talked about Youtube’s new anti-harassment policies, which Pewdiepie/Poppy think is completely bogus. The policy led to the retroactive removal of Youtube videos that the moderators deemed inappropriate, based on its new policies.
Pewdiepie criticizes the implementation of the policy, as he sees it as a threat to Youtubers’ “anarchy system,” which allows content creators to call each other out for their dumb content.
Poppy cited examples of how content creators could abuse the new policy. He also showed how it’s not really helpful in making Youtube a safer space, which is the intention of the policy in the first place.
Towards the end, Pewdiepie sneakily announces that he’s taking a break from Youtube at the beginning of 2020. “I am taking a break from Youtube next year. I wanted to say it in advance because I’ve made up my mind. I’m tired. I’m feeling very tired, I don’t know if you can tell. Just so you know, early next year I will be away for a little while,” says Pewdiepie.
Unwanted Media Attention
Naturally, news media outlets report when the biggest Youtube celebrity announced something close to “I’m quitting Youtube.” Some news outlets, like CNN and Forbes, used this as an opportunity to highlight Pewdiepie’s supposed far-right leanings. “But PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, has been embraced by some elements of the far-right and has come under fire numerous times for the content of some of his videos,” says CNN in an article titled “Controversial YouTuber PewDiePie will take a break from the platform, saying he’s feeling ‘very tired’.“
Forbes writes: “After facing years of criticism for his supposed ties to the alt-right, YouTube megastar PewDiePie announced over the weekend that he’s taking a break from the platform and deleted his Twitter account, saying that he’s “tired.”
Forbes gave the article the title “‘I’m Tired’: Controversial Star PewDiePie Is Taking A Break From YouTube, Deletes Twitter.”
The article alludes to the video Kjellberg posted next, which was titled ‘I hate Twitter,’ embedded below. The later video is actually a thought-piece that Kjellberg created while reading the works of Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates, commenting on how Twitter has contributed to people’s lack of satisfaction and failure to find happiness in life.
The media attention fascinated Pewdiepie. In another video titled ‘Breaking News: ‘Pewdiepie Has QUIT YouTube’,’ Kjellberg commented on the absurdity of the amount of media attention his announcement has attracted. Pewdiepie talked about how some media outlets have been reporting on his announcement. Pewdiepie has been the subject of many media coverage for his controversial content over the years, including anti-semitic and racist content.
He says that he intentionally announced the video at the end of the video. He says he didn’t want the attention, and really just wanted to let his viewers know about his decision. Kjellberg also expounded on this video on why he’s taking a short break at the start of 2020. He then moved on to other topics afterward.