The internet has reacted to the news that YouTuber PewDiePie and his wife Marzia have had their home burglarised, and the comments are a real sh*tty state of affairs. People have flooded social media with their take on the crime, with lots of people voicing the opinion that they’re “glad” of the news.
PewDiePie is quite possible the most controversial content creator out there right now, but this time he’s not being criticised for something he’s said: he’s being criticised for being the victim of a crime. In an age where victim-blaming has never been more serious, you have to ask: why is this being celebrated?
In a recent meme-reacts video, PewDiePie stated: “What a week. First, here in the UK, my house got flooded, pure panic for the last couple of days.
“Then, my place in Japan was robbed, and they took all our stuff. Epic. I need to look at blessed images on Reddit to know the whole world isn’t rotten.”
Over on Instagram, Marzia explained in a story that “90% of [her] valuables,” including jewellery, luxury goods and sentimental items had been taken from the newlyweds’ second home in Japan.
On Twitter, many people have been quick to make jokes about Pewds’ misfortune, with lots of people celebrating the news.
From jokes about “white supremacy” to comments on how the couple deserve to suffer, the internet is awash with negativity surrounding the crime. But why?
Let’s just set the record straight here: celebrating something bad happening to someone is just straight-up cruel. Regardless of whether they’re rich, famous or whether or not you like the content they put out, celebrating someone becoming the victim of crime does nothing more than highlight what a grim place the internet has become in 2019.
No-one deserves to have their items stolen, and that’s not even touching on the personal invasion and deep anxiety that can come with having a stranger enter your personal space and home against your will.
Despite the overwhelming number of tweets against the influencers, there are -thankfully – some people who aren’t just straight-up terrible human beings.
“Pewdiepie and his wife had their house broken into and robbed, and some of y’all are really gonna celebrate it,” tweeted one person. “Hope karma comes back to bite you in the ass.”
Another said: “How about uhh… Nobody deserves to be robbed?”
It’s been a tough year for PewDiePie and I hope him and his wife find themselves back on their feet as soon as possible.
Featured Image Credit: PewDiePie