PewDiePie may not have the most overtly political channel on YouTube, but when he weighs in on the Presidential Elections he really puts his neck out on the line. And his back. And his legs. And parts of his head too. Because, in a YouTube climate where Casey Neistat is calling out YouTubers to be open about their voting preferences, Felix has decided to play a game about trying to defend Donald Trump from assassination.
From giant golden statues, giant stacks of flammable money and a terrific head of hair, Felix’s latest gameplay video is from the (kinda problematic) game, Mr President. The game involves the player throwing himself/a bodyguard in front of the President (a.k.a “Rump”) to protect him from oncoming bullets. Oh, and Felix makes the bodyguard twerk at some point… so if you’re not here for the politics then there’s that we guess.
Some fans commented on the video with anger that they had been clickbaited into thinking they were going to hear PewDiePie’s opinions on the hotly debated 2016 Presidential Election, but others were fast to remind them that Felix was in fact from Europe – meaning he was never eligible to vote anyway. But with assets including Trump, is this the type of publicity Casey Neistat specifically didn’t want?!
Thankfully, over on Twitter, Felix makes it clear that he’ll be voting for “meme.jpg”, just in case fans were concerned from the thumbnail alone that PewDiePie was hoping to Make America Great Again. However, if you are keen to know which side of the election fence other popular YouTubers are on, we’ve rounded up this handy little list just for you! Let’s get political!
Let us know in the comments below if you’d defend PewDiePie or Donald Trump from impending attack, and we’ll pass on the message. In the mean time, please enjoy this completely out of context GIF.