PewDiePie deletes videos and apologises to Jacksfilms after copying claims by fans

16 August 2019, 17:23 | Updated: 16 August 2019, 17:29

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PewDiePie started a parody of one of Jack's video series in 2017.

PewDiePie has deleted some of his videos after some viewers accused his friend and fellow YouTuber JacksFilms of copying him.

JacksFilms - who’s best known for his comedy videos - took to social media to share his annoyance at having some viewers accuse him of copying his series YIAY (Yesterday I Asked You), where he reviews answers to questions he asked his viewers, from PewDiePie, who has a parody series of the videos called LWIAY (Last Week I Asked You).

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Jack created his series in 2015 and PewDiePie created his afterwards, in 2017, but some viewers still think that Jack stole the concept from PewDiePie, rather than the other way around.

“I'm so fucking tired. All from my latest video,” Jack wrote, before posting a series of screenshots from his latest video where some viewers have accused him of copying PewDiePie’s concept.

“It's extra frustrating because not only did I address it in a vid last year, but so did pewds, and he even urged his viewers to "check the dates" if they didn't believe him/me. Nothing works lol weeeeee”.

PewDiePie replied: “Damn, I think one of my older videos got put in recommended by YouTube and that's why. I took down any videos joking about it because clearly this is too far. Sorry bruv…”

“Ah shit dude I didn't mean for you to delete anything! I know you've gone out of your way to explain the joke before. I'm guessing these comments came from newer Tseries/Minecraft subs who didn't know the ‘lore’...” Jack said back.

PewDiePie is one of the world’s best known YouTubers - not to mention one of the richest - so for him to reach out and take the responsibility of not being the original creator of the video idea is a big move. We’re glad there’s no bad blood here.