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Update (December 12):

While the anti-Semitic shout out controversy fire isn’t doused yet, something else from PewDiePie’s video is now making headlines: the comment Felix made on SonicFox’s acceptance speech at the 2018 Game Awards for winning the Best Esports Player. Details here.

Update (December 14):

Here’s MKBHD’s video on the matter:

Update (December 12):

PewDiePie landed in hot water after he endorsed a YouTube channel that contains videos featuring anti-Semitic content. The Verge was the first publication to highlight this news. Now PewDiePie has responded to the controversy by attacking The Verge. Details here.

Update (December 11):

How Pornhub gained from Tumblr crisis and PewDiePie vs T-Series war – read our latest coverage by heading here.

Original story follows:

PewDiePie has one more reason to be happy. Marques Brownlee – tech video producer, popularly known as MKBHD – has jumped into the T-Series vs PewDiePie YouTube subscriber battle, supporting the Swedish YouTuber. Here’s what they said in one of their tweets today:

Go subscribe to @pewdiepie

Of course, as you can see, the subscribe to PewDiePie call was the culmination of a long series of tweets in which MKBHD shared their point of view on this year’s YouTube Rewind and why it got disliked so much.

Marques began by acknowledging that the biggest problem with YouTube Rewind is the gap in expectation of content creators + viewers and what the company wants to show.

While the company prepares YouTube Rewind for advertisers, everybody else is left expecting for more as they see the recap video as a “celebration of YouTubers and the biggest/best stuff on the platform that year.”

MKBHD also shared how they shot for 12 hours only to see a 15 second scene in the final edit. They say YouTube tries to please everyone with the Rewind videos, and this is where the problem lies, because they clearly can’t.

YouTube Rewind, as you might already know by now, has quickly become the second most disliked video ever on YouTube. Viewers terribly missed YouTubers like PewDiePie (whose chair made it to the video at least). In case you still haven’t watched the video (with currently over 8 million dislikes), here it is:

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