Ah, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, the master of bad jokes that somehow remain funny and permeate the internet in ways memes can only hope to achieve. The original popular let’s player, Pewdiepie has become a bit of a public figure over the years, becoming one of the most popular channels on Youtube of all time. While Youtube may be his preferred stomping ground, apparently those behind the big red button at Twitter didn’t quite get Pewd’s joke about teaming up with Jacksepticeye (Seán William McLoughlin) to join Isis. This resulted in Pewdiepie’s official Twitter page being banned and scooped back up by some other user.
While this banning is sure to be short lived, the motion doesn’t go unnoticed. On Pewdiepie’s Youtube channel, all links to his Twitter have since been removed from his about tab, probably to keep fans away from people pretending to be Felix while this is sorted out. This action stems from a conversation on Twitter between Jack and Pewds in which Pewds claims they have joined Isis, which Jack responded with, “No, I said Nazis.”
Knowing the style of humor between these two, I would’ve thought nothing of this sort of off-the-wall comment by the dynamic duo of the internet. It is simply the typical banter of two bros laughing about the absurdity of groups like Isis. Jack seems to be taken aback by the situation, as he comments simply on Twitter.
So @pewdiepie has been suspended… I dont even know anymore haha
— jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) August 31, 2016
At the end of the day, this sort of thing happens with those with millions of followers on social media. These people are seen to have an influence on others, which is true due to the nature of how modern consumers are constantly connected. I can understand Twitter’s actions, but there are steps that should’ve been taken prior to a full ban. All that’s done is create a big mess of things.
We’ll have to wait to see if Felix makes a video or something to comment on this, until then, I wouldn’t trust any Pewdiepie-related tweets.
Update: Since our post we’ve been informed that PewDiePie has posted a video in regards to all the news sites posting about this. Please watch the video below of what happened. While some of above is true to a point, he’ll explain what happened after a fake news Twitter account posted fake news, which turned into a joke between two well known YouTubers. As you can guess Twitter didn’t like it.