PewDiePie, one of the first celebrities of YouTube, is never far away from controversy. From pushing the boundaries of inappropriate comedy to accusations of being a white supremacist, he’s one of the most polarising figures on the internet.
In a new interview with the New York Times, PewDiePie opens up about his struggles with fame and the many hate groups that have used his name for their nefarious purposes.
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There are now a number of right-wing political parties and figures who have openly praised PewDiePie. Earlier this year, the New Zealand Christchurch shooter said “Subscribe to PewDiePie” before his killing spree.
PewDiePie told the New York Times that he struggles to understand where these sentiments come from, saying: “My job is just: I go to my office; I record a video in front of a camera. It’s weird for me to be in this position, because I don’t really want to be in this position.”
Speaking of his own political standpoint, Pewds added that he’s “more apolitical than anything,” and is “somewhere in between” left and right-wing parties.
When asked about his opinions on UKIP showing their support for Pewds, he said: “It’s kind of funny how a political party would post about a meme. But it’s also kind of like, Ehh, don’t drag me into your politics.”
Despite the many ups and downs of his career, PewDiePie is the most-subbed to individual content creator on YouTube, with his bro army sitting at over 100 million strong.
It seems that Pewds just can’t catch a break, even when he’s trying to do the right thing.
At least his Minecraft series is as popular as ever though. Check out the latest video in what’s come one of the most popular series on YouTube above!
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