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PewDiePie Reveals He’s Taking A Break From YouTube Next Year

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PewDiePie Reveals He’s Taking A Break From YouTube Next Year

YouTuber PewDiePie has revealed that he will be taking a break from the social media platform.

The Swedish content creator, who has gone on to become one of YouTube’s biggest stars, made the announcement this week in a video shared on his channel. In the video, PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, revealed that he is “very tired” of the platform.

In the video, the YouTuber 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 feeling very tired. I don’t know if you can tell.”

He added: “Just so you know, early next year I’ll be away for a little while. I’ll explain that later but I wanted to give a heads-up.”

The star is known for his video commentary on video games but has found himself at the centre of controversy in recent years. Back in 2017, PewDiePie was dropped from Disney’s Maker Studios, a network of YouTube stars from the entertainment brand, after several of PewDiePie’s videos were found to include Nazi references and anti-Semitic imagery.

Later in the same year, PewDiePie apologised after using the n-word during a live stream. Then in 2018, the star apologised once again after sharing a meme which reportedly poked fun at Demi Lovato’s hospital treatment for a supposed drug overdose, the BBC reports.

This year, PewDiePie promised to donate $50,000 (£37,500) to non-profit organisation Anti-Defamation League (ADL) which fights anti-Semitism. However, PewDiePie withdrew the donation after fans spread rumours that he had been forced to make the donation.

Speaking about the rumours, the star said: “I made the mistake of picking a charity that I was advised to instead of picking a charity that I’m personally passionate about. Which is 100% my fault.”

Fortnite YouTuber Banned For Cheating

The news comes weeks after famous Fortnite YouTube Faze Jarvis was banned from playing Fortnite after he was shown cheating during one of his many videos.

In one of Jarvis’ videos, the YouTuber was shown using cheating software to kill enemies. The program modified his accuracy to provide him with an advantage against enemies in the game’s non-competitive mode.

Fortnite developer Epic Games banned the YouTuber as a result, leading the gamer to announce the news in an emotional YouTube video. In it, Jarvis spoke of his regret over using the software and expressed disappointment at being banned from the game which helped launch his channel.

The decision to ban the game sparked criticism from Fortnite and Jarvis’ fans who claimed it was “unfair” and “absurd”. A spokesperson for Epic Games issued a statement to Polygon on the controversy, saying:

“We have a zero-tolerance policy for the usage of cheat software. When people use aimbots or other cheat technologies to gain an unfair advantage, they ruin games for people who are playing fairly.”

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