PewDiePie is taking a break from youtube.
PewDiePie, one of the most prominent personalities on youtube, is taking a break from the platform. In a statement, PewDiePie said,
“I am taking a break from YouTube next year. I wanted to say it in advance, because I made up my mind. I’m tired, I’m tired, I’m feeling very tired,”
This comes in recent news of YouTubes new policy surrounding hate speech, which makes it so that any video criticizing another person will be taken off its platform.
PewDiePie has been involved in multiple controversies in which he made anti-Semitic remarks in his videos. However, this has not stopped him from profiting from his videos. Last year, he made $16 million from advertisements on his videos.
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