Felix said, “That was it. It was a joke.”
YouTube star Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie was lying about deleting his YouTube channel, the most subscribed one ever.
Felix Kjellberg, the 27-year-old who is one of the most successful Youtuber had earlier announced that he will be deleting his account once it reaches the milestone 50 million users.
In a recent video that appeared in PewDiePie, Felix took his fans by surprise, announcing that he will delete his channel when it crosses 50 million and the reason he said was the decline in the number of people viewing his videos. But it now appears to be a fact sugared with lie.
Going by Felix’s earlier statement, by Friday 5pm he will delete his highly-monetized YouTube channel PewDiePie.
It seems like the whole build up was part of Felix’s cunning ploy to get more channel subscribers and views. Instead of deleting his primary channel, Felix deleted one of his secondary channel called Jack Septiceye2.
“You know when you make a joke and it just blows up way bigger than you ever imagine. This was covered by media everywhere – the fact that I said I was going to delete my channel”.
Mocking the media and other outlets that created a buzz surrounding his fake announcement Felix said, “That was it. It was a joke.”
In an earlier post, Felix had convinced his subscribers that YouTube was plotting against him by reducing the number of visitors and the only way to stop his channel from dying is to kill it.
Felix told his fans, “YouTube is trying to kill my channel. It is clear. It is happening if you watch my analytics. It is all going down.”
“I’ve decided the only way to stop my channel from dying – I know you are going to think I am joking – but I am going to delete my channel,” he added.
A spokesperson of the channel further explained to the fans that, “Some creators have expressed concerns around a drop in their subscriber numbers.”
“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,” he added.
PewDiePie rose to fame after people found his explosive, swear-ridden monologue worth subscribing to and since August 15, 2013, the channel has the most number of subscribers only to become second briefly during November and December 2013 to YouTube’s Spotlight channel.
Forbes on its December 20 issue published the names of 10 most successful vloggers on YouTube and Kjellberg stood first in the list with a total earning of $15 million.