Goddammit. So a lot of you called it, we kind of suspected it; but it really happened. After reaching that long-awaited milestone of 50 million subscribers, Pewdiepie deleted his channel. We counted down. We streamed it on Facebook. But little did we know that the announcement video was already out; and the deed had been done.
Pewdiepie deleted his second channel “Jacksepticeye2” and we’re all so mad.
There are going to be a lot of angry journalists tomorrow.
Pewds’ news reached the mainstream media in a ridiculous wave of hype; He was branded as “whiny” by brands who don’t get the genuine issues YouTube is facing; trolls everywhere screamed “Good, get a real job“; and people took his “YouTube are attacking me because I’m white” tirade very seriously. But in the end, it was Felix who had the last laugh on all of us – and honestly, we’re a little proud.