PewDiePie’s ‘wars’ with The Wall Street Journal have officially been going on for years, with the publication accusing Pewds of encouraging his 77 million-strong fanbase to push anti-semitic views.
PDP fans were left puzzled when WSJ seemed to show an apology to the YouTube star – but alas, it wasn’t real.
“We also need your credit card number, expiry date, and the lucky 3 digits on the back to win the chicken dinner in fortnite.”
The message was deleted very quickly after it appeared. However, PewDiePie still managed to see it, Tweeting: “WSJ joins the fight vs tseries.”
However, he later added: “lol they deleted it, WSJ is still on angery list.”
WSJ joins the fight vs tseries 🔥https://t.co/O0WbSSNedI
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) December 17, 2018
The YouTuber and the Wall Street Journal are not exactly best mates. Back in 2017, he took aim at the paper when he apologised after he received backlash for ‘anti-Semitic’ jokes.
He said that the media were ‘out to get him’, explaining: “They don’t call it jokes. They call it posts,
“I made a point that the media takes what I say out of context. They take that and put it out of context to use against me to portray me as a Nazi.”
Despite being one of the most controversial YouTube stars and despite being excluded from YouTube Rewind 2018, PDP still managed to make an appearance in the video, albeit unknowingly.
Each and every year YouTube celebrates some of its most popular content creators with what’s known as YouTube Rewind – a video summarising the memes and memories of the year.
The nifty little Easter egg comes courtesy of animator, JaidenAnimations. It’s not only a nice touch, but it’s also a reference to one of the biggest memes of the year, so really it’d be weird to not be included!
Words by Mel Ramsay.