PewDiePie deletes Twitter account, responds to claims that he is QUITTING YouTube
The internet has gone into meltdown over the notion that PewDiePie, YouTube's second most popular channel, would be taking a break from the platform early next year. Citing tiredness, multiple websites have taken the opportunity to remind their readers of all his "controversies" since starting on YouTube nine years ago.
The news originates from a video published by PewDiePie over the weekend, during which he criticised YouTube's new harassment policy. While the YouTuber did state that he would be taking a break from the platform in the new year for an indefinite period. However, if you have watched any of PewDiePie's videos, one cannot infer sincerity from a statement such as this. Indeed, he has already called out UK newspaper and website The Mirror for reporting "PewDiePie quits YouTube saying he's too tired to go on".
So, is PewDiePie quitting YouTube? No. He, likely insincerely, stated that he would be taking a break, which would be a normal thing for anyone to do from their job every once and a while. In short, sensationalist websites have sought to profit off under 30 seconds of video from one of the most popular people online.