- PewDiePie is back after a – day YouTube hiatus.
- And he’s back to his old ways right off the bat.
- His return video is rife with racially “edgy” humor.
PewDiePie, the king of gaming YouTube, took a break last month . It was a momentous event for his channel after ten years of daily uploads.
But he made an awfully big production out of it for essentially a month-long break. He gave his fans the impression he’d be gone much longer.
Anything to juice those views. It worked. Fans binged watched his final video over million times by the time Felix returned Friday .
But it doesn’t look like Felix did much self-reflection while he was gone. PewDiePie is back
to his old ways
In his first video back on YouTube, Pewds makes the same racially edgy jokes that got him into trouble with the press in the first place.
PewDiePie Laughs About Coronavirus, Mocks Chinese
It wouldn’t be a classic racist PewDiePie moment without mocking Chinese. Or having a good laugh at the expense of people dying and
having their livelihoods ruined .
Pewds starts off the video saying:
Since I was in Japan during the time of the thingy. I bought about three boxes of these. I was like, it’s going to happen, I’m going to die.
He also calls coronavirus “coronachan.”
What if coronachan got me?
In Japanese, “chan” is a term of endearment.
In the nearly five decades since ‘Lord of the Rings’ was first published, Tolkien fans were willing to overlook parts of the text some condemned as racially insensitive.
Others have asked, “
Was Tolkien really racist?
“and examined the possibility of” Racism in Tolkien’s Works . ” Could this be a coded message from Felix, that he sees himself as willfully misunderstood – by fringe racists and overly politically correct intellectuals alike – the same way J.R.R. Tolkien was?
Either way, that one was a pretty funny joke.
And if anything, he’s wise-cracking on his own race for not being as elevated as the high-tech toilet civilization that made a pair of plumbers some of the world’s most iconic heroes .
Kudos, by the way to the PewDiePie fan who called the real reason why PewDiePie took a break from YouTube . Pewds says in his return video:
That’s a good first update. Beard. Alright. There’s beard now. We’re going to have to get used to this. That’s fine. I’m sure everyone will comment about it anyway.
It really was all about growing his beard through the awkward phase off-camera the whole time.
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This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth .
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