Before the shooting of people in the mosque, the shooter cried out the phrase-meme live.
The PewDiePie blogger (real name Felix Chelberg) released a video in which he asked subscribers to stop the “Subscribe to PewDiePie” flashmob because its use was out of control: they first painted the hashtag on the WWII memorial and then used theshooter from New Zealand.
Chelberg and his fans used the meme “Subscribe to PewDiePie” during the “fight” for leadership on YouTube against the channel of the Indian media holding T-Series. The blogger regrets that his name turned out to be connected with political events, and the flash mob was used to accuse the blogger of racism.
The fact that my name is associated with something so disgusting affected me more than I showed. I did not immediately start talking about the problem, because I did not want to pay more attention to the terrorist. Simply put, I didn’t want hate to win.
But now it became clear to me that the “Subscribe to PewDiePie” movement should have ended even then.Felix Chelbergvideo blogger
Felix thanked the subscribers, was delighted with the huge fan base and said that he was very proud of his community and all that they had done for him. At the time of writing, the gap between the number of subscribers exceeded one million in favor of the T-Series.
The PewDiePie and T-Series standoff lasted from October 2018. Every day the balance of power changed – largely due to the efforts of the fans. In the fight for first place, PewDiePie launched an advertising campaign, hackers broke into the Wall Street Journal website, printers and televisions to call for signing up for Chelberg, and a parade in his honor was held in Estonia.
On April 1, PewDiePie released a video in which in a mocking manner he congratulated the T-Series channel on first place and immediately after it was released, he regained the lead.