PewDiePie, the most popular YouTube channel, has reached a new milestone with 50 million subscribers. Despite that, the owner released a video on Thursday threatening he would soon shut down his channel. According to reports, it is because of a dispute against Google.
On Thursday afternoon, Felix Kjellberg, owner of the channel, got his 50 millionth subscriber. Shortly after that, the YouTuber tweeted that he will be taking down his channel on December 9 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.
Prior to that, Kjellberg expressed his frustrations with YouTube. It is mainly about the recommended-videos on his posts that are not related to each other. ?It seems YouTube wants to promote random-a**-f***ing videos that you don?t ?give a s*** about,? said the Swedish-born YouTuber.
?It feels like a kick in the face when they make changes and don?t tell anyone about it,? he continued. PewDiePie then posted another video where he further explained the problem. According to him, most YouTubers generate half their views from recommended and suggested videos.
Before the changes happened, Kjellberg was getting about 30% of his views from suggested videos. However, it went down to less than 1% after YouTube put emphasis on viral videos and older content with high click-through rates. This is the main reason why Kjellberg is really pissed off.
On a good note, everyone is still not sure how serious Kjellberg is about shutting down his channel. He once tweeted fake news about himself this year, so it is really hard to predict what his next move will be. In August, he got suspended for joking that he joined the terrorist group ISIS.
Meanwhile, before announcing that he would shut down his channel, he tweeted that Google has already responded and ?digging into the issues.? So, there are speculations that these latest tweets are all false and Kjellberg is just trying to put pressure on YouTube.
How about you? Do you think Kjellberg will shut down his PewDiePie channel? Or, is he just bluffing? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.