|Swedish web-based comedian PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) is popular for his “Let’s Play” YouTube commentaries.
Who Is PewDiePie?
PewDiePie attends the European Premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England.
But as the Swede’s fame has grown, his behavior has become increasingly controversial. He apologized in 2012 for his use of “gay” and “retard” as supposedly playful insults and for making rape jokes — but after he posted videos containing anti-Semitic and Nazi imagery , he was dropped in February 2017 by his network partner, the Disney-owned Maker Studios; he was also ejected from YouTube’s Red platform and the Google Preferred program. He apologized, claiming his humor had been taken out of context, only to blurt the n-word months later during a live stream in September 2017. Like his videos, PewDiePie’s future appears to be disturbingly unpredictable.
Born Felix Kjellberg, he is a YouTube celebrity whose comedy and video game commentary channel has earned over 75 million subscribers. He was voted Most Popular Gaming Web Star at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. In 2016, he was included on Time Magazine’s list of The World’s 100 Most Influential People.
He dropped out of the Chalmers University of Technology to pursue a career as an internet personality.
He used his internet popularity to raise funds for such charities as the World Wildlife Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2015, he released a parody self-help book called This Book Loves You.
He was born to Lotta Kristine Johanna and Ulf Christian Kjellberg and raised alongside his sister Fanny. He began a relationship with Marzia Bisogin in 2011 and later moved to Italy to share a home with her and their two pugs. They became engaged on April 27, 2018.
He won a Most Popular Social Show web personality award that fellow internet star Jenna Marbles was also nominated for.
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