Pewdiepie, World’s Most Popular YouTuber, Reveals K-Pop Obsession And Why He Decided To Delete His Channel At 50 Million Subscribers [Video]

Pewdiepie is living proof that K-Pop has taken over the world. The Swedish born vlogger and gamer, who happens to have the most subscribers on the platform (49 million) recently revealed that he is a huge K-Pop fan.

In one of his latest vlogs, Pewdiepie (real name: Felix Kjellberg) visited Koreatown in Santa Monica. While in a Korean record store, he declared his love for K-Pop idols like G-Dragon.

At around the six minute mark of the video, Pewdiepie crouches next to a poster of G-Dragon and says: “This is G-Dragon, he’s my favorite.” He then starts rapping some of G-Dragon’s lyrics to “Crooked”

Later on in the video, Pewdiepie spots a box of Song Joong Ki’s 7 Days Mask Beauty product and mimics the pose. He also goes on to mimic the facial epressions on the Epilogue merchandise


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Although the latest vlog in Koreatown was pretty fun, Pewdiepie recently made a revelation that wasn’t fun at all for his almost 50 million fans.

The Swedish YouTuber, who made a fortune making online videos, recently said that he will be deleting his YouTube channel when he reaches 50 million subscribers. He’s currently pretty close to that at 49,519,618 subscribers, at the writing of the article.

As Mashable reports, Pewdiepie’s main beef with YouTube is its changing algorithms. Apparently some YouTubers believe that YouTube’s change means that certain videos are getting more promotions than others regardless of video quality.

“It is really upsetting how [YouTube] did this change. They won’t explain what happened properly to anyone,” PewDiePie, who has just over 49 million subscribers, said in a video uploaded Friday. “It’s not just me, a lot of YouTubers are noting this.”

He added that the YouTube algorithm change feels like a “kick in the face.”

But it’s not all bad news. In the same video, Kjellberg says that when he reaches 50 million subscribers he will delete his channel but he will start another one.

“I will delete my channel once Pewdiepie hits 50 million,” he said in the video. “I think it’s gonna be pretty fun, I’m excited to delete my channel and start fresh with a new sh*tty channel probably. I won’t quit YouTube, I’ll just delete the channel.”

Mashable interviewed a spokesperson for YouTube who denied that the platform’s algorithm changes were having a big impact on popular YouTube channels. According to the spokesperson, if channels are noticing decreases in their subscriber counts, it’s because YouTube is removing spam subscribers.

“Some creators have expressed concerns around a drop in their subscriber numbers,” the YouTube representative told Mashable in an email statement. “We’ve done an extensive review and found there have been no decreases in creators’ subscriber numbers beyond what normally happens when viewers either unsubscribe from a creator’s channel or when YouTube removes spammed subscribers. We do the latter to ensure that all creator subscriber numbers are accurate.”

As The Verge reports Pewdiepie isn’t the only popular YouTuber who has threatened to delete their channel, and it’s not just because of a dissatisfaction with changes YouTube is making to the platform.

Although you can make lots of money from making popular videos as Pewdiepie’s career proves, it can become a daily chore that’s not necessarily creatively fulfilling.

“Making a good full-time living anywhere on YouTube is gonna be difficult if you’re not willing to ‘play the game,’ so to speak,” Connor Manning, a full-time vlogger told The Verge. “Clickbait titles, catchy thumbnails, and shareable content are necessary if this is something you want to do as a job. But not everyone wants that.”

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