Pewdiepie to stop making videos in 2020

Second-most popular Youtuber announces social media detox


December 18, 2019

Youtube sensation Pewdiepie is all set to take a break from the platform. The viral sensation announced his future plans in a video uploaded over the weekend. Pewdiepie, real name, Felix Kjellberg attributed his decision to over exhaustion.

 

"I am taking a break from YouTube next year," he said. "I wanted to say it in advance because I made up my mind. I'm tired. I'm feeling very tired, I don't know if you can tell,” he said in the video.
Felix was quick to clarify that the hiatus would be temporary after several publications reported otherwise. The Youtube star called out the media for exaggerating facts and deleted his Twitter account subsequently.

This is the second time he has decided to go off the grid in almost a decade. The video mainly shows Felix criticising Youtube’s updated harassment policy. He specifically talked about the platform’s tendency to remove context based on words either spoken or written without taking into account the context.

Felix who is the second biggest Youtuber with over 102 million subscribers has on multiple occasions come under fire from mainstream media in the past year. Several publications including The Wall Street Journal had linked his past content to Alt-Right groups. To add fuel to the controversy, the Christchurch shooter was heard uttering ‘Subscribe to Pewdiepie’.

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