Wednesday, 3 September 2014


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Dream-shattering news today, as kids all around the world who hope that PewDiePie will shout out their channel and they'll become instant famestars sponsored by Doritos and Razer are crying, because the YouTuber in question has turned off the comments on his videos, he explained. The kids in question denied to comment, because they couldn't. Anyways, Kjellberg cited that "people self advertising" and "people trying to prove" were the main reasons and, to be fair, I don't blame him. If the comments are seas of spam, homophobia and all-around annoyingness, why keep them there? 

And it's not like he won't interact with fans anymore. His Twitter and Reddit channels are twat-free, so he can still talk to the good fans. Look at NerdCubed, for instance. Despite his lack of YouTube comments, he talks to people and answers their questions on Twitter and Tumblr, plus most of his videos are suggested on Reddit. It's a prime example of a community-run channel that the owner still primarily controls, and it's a good path for Kjellberg to take.

Still, by the looks of it, PewDiePie may not be on YouTube for long. His company, Maker Studios. is currently in the process of being bought by Disney, and with Google taking big cuts of advertising revenue, it could be a profitable move for the Swede. Still, the YouTuber is set to make millions by the end of year, so he doesn't have money problems, but maybe we could see PewDiePie get his own site and maybe even a show on the Disney TV channels, as it's no big secret that many of his fans are teens and under.

What do you guys think? Was it a good idea for PewDiePie to tunr off the comments? Tell us in the comments below!

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