PewDiePie Deletes YouTube Channel After Reaching 50 Million Subscribers

By Michael Augustin , Updated Dec 12, 2016 05:53 AM EST
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YouTube's highest paid personality PewDiePie makes good on his promise to delete his channel after he reached 50 million subscribers. However, he apparently drove his followers crazy with his recent claim to delete his channel. He even made a video titled "Deleting my channel at 50 million." Some sources have already suspected that PweDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, made the announcement as some kind of publicity stunt. It appears they were right as he just surprisingly trolled a lot a people.

According to The Independent, PewDiePie expressed his complaints that claim "YouTube is trying to kill my channel." He blames the video-sharing website for the reported drop of his channel views. The social-media star also told viewers to check his analytics in order to confirm his claims.

However, YouTube denies the allegations it has received not only from PewDiePie, but from other channel owners as well. A company spokesperson said some creators have complained about "a drop in their subscriber numbers." They said that the supposed drop is what normally happens when some viewers unsubscribe form their channels. The company also admitted that it removes spammed subscribers in order to generate accurate results.

However, PewDiePie's channel got to the 50 million target and fans waited for him to honor his promise. He uploaded a video titled "Deleting my channel," where he goes into his YouTube settings to delete his channel. Kjellberg then deleted his other "less-profitable channel named Jack Septiceye2. He then says "that was it, that was the joke" and winks and points toward the camera. The video continues to show screenshots of different websites who reported the news about his announcement to delete his channel.

PewDiePie is famous for his videos documenting his reactions when playing some video games. He recently earned $15 million, which made him the highest-paid YouTube content creator.

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