PewDiePie claims Lilly Singh's break from YouTube is just about money

22 November 2018, 12:44 | Updated: 23 November 2018, 09:31

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Picture: YouTube: Lilly Singh / PewDiePie

The world's biggest YouTuber (for now) had some choice words for Lilly

PewDiePie posted a video in which he called out Lilly Singh for the video in which she announced that she is taking a break from YouTube for mental health reasons.

Felix did not mince words when it came to criticising Lilly for her video, which he perceived as kind of cash-grab. He seemed to take issue with the fact Lilly announced her break in video form. He said: "just take a break. Stop trying to monetise everything.  That’s the problem.  Not every decision made needs to be for your YouTube channel.”

The curious thing is that Lilly's video isn't monetised, although we cannot verify if this was the case when it was first uploaded.

PewDiePie goes on to seemingly dismiss all of the frank and honest points that Lilly made in her video about how her output was affecting her mental health and instead concludes that she made her decision for purely business reasons. “That’s the reason why she wanted to take a break, to begin with", he says, "probably, her channel isn’t doing as well."

This is a curiously cold take from PewDiePie, who has thus far had no public problem with Lilly. Why he felt the need to call out another YouTuber for what is ultimately a pretty harmless video is anyone's guess.

But then Felix has always had curious judgement about what he posts: like the time he inexplicably dedicated an entire video to saying there's no gender wage gap - a move that was applauded by people on the far right.

You can see Felix's video here, if you want:

Do you agree with Felix, or do you think Lilly was reasonable in making her video?