A few months ago, PewDiePie's position as the most subscribed YouTuber was threatened by the emergence of a rival channel called the T-Series, which primarily uploads Indian music videos. In response, PewDiePie and his community created "subscribe to PewDiePie" meme to help YouTuber keep its top spot on YouTube. But some PewDiePie fans have taken "subscribe to PewDiePie" meme too far, and now PewDiePie calls itself for meme to quit.
"I think it's time to end the subscription to the PewDiePie movement or meme" PewDiePie said in his latest video. PewDiePie then expressed his gratitude to his fans who did harmless things with "subscribing to PewDiePie" meme as buying a million billboard in Times Square to promote his channel or wearing "subscribe to PewDiePie" shirts at the Super Bowl.
But as mentioned earlier, some PewDiePie fans "subscribed to PewDiePie meme" too far. In one case, the fans wrote "subscribe to PewDiePie" on another World War memorial. "It's just so disgusting. So disappointing to have my name and community turned into it." PewDiePie disavowed World War 2 memorial vandalism and then donated to the park. PewDiePie hoped it would be the end of people doing negative things in his name, but something much worse happened.
On March 15, the Christchurch mosque shootings were performed by a white supremacist terrorist who killed 50 people and injured 50 – the deadly mass shot in New Zealand's history. The shooter streamed the attacks on Facebook, and in the live stream video he encouraged viewers to "subscribe to PewDiePie."
"From the respect of the families and victims involved, I chose not to rectify it any longer than on Twitter, where I rejected the actions taken that day," PewDiePie explained. "To get my name associated with something so indescribably silly has affected me in more ways than I may have shown."
"I didn't want to give the terrorist more attention. I wouldn't do it about me. […] To put it plainly, I wouldn't hate to win. But it's clear to me now that" subscribe to PewDiePie " PewDiePie then addressed the T Series diss track and how the Delhi High Court has banned the songs. "This was done to be fun, but it's definitely not fun anymore. It's clear too far. And with respect for that, I'll keep the videos blocked."
With this video It is clear that PewDiePie is seeking to refrain from "subscribing to PewDiePie" meme and will probably refrain from promoting its feud with the T series in future videos. However, it remains to be seen whether PewDiePies fans will comply with his request or if they will continue their overseas stunts to help him become the first YouTube channel in history to hit 100 million subscribers. At the time of writing, the T-Series PewDiePie beats over 1 million subscribers.