PewDiePie Taking a “Much needed” Break from YouTube

Well, it looks like YouTube star PewDiePie is taking a break from posting new videos on his YouTube account. Just before he thought about deleting his Twitter account, Kjellberg aka PewDiePie posted a tweet that read ” I’m taking a break for a little while” that also had a screenshot of Daily Mirror’s tweet that read “BREAKING PewDiePie quits YouTube saying he’s too tired to go on” just to show how PewDiePie’s announcement was misunderstood. It seems that what PewDiePie’s tweet really meant was that he “was feeling very tired” and didn’t want to feel the effects of burnout.  There are some publications that said that PewDiePie was quitting YouTube, but of course, the platform’s biggest star has been in this position before when he took a two-week-break to avoid the burnout syndrome.

It’s hard not think that PewDiePie wasn’t serious about quitting YouTube when he was very clear on what he thought about YouTube’s recent changes to its harassment rules in one of his videos. He also seemed to have an issue with Twitter rewarding meaningless moral posturing when he said: “It explains why the site has become such a cesspool of opinion,” in his “I hate Twitter” video that had a little something to do with J. K. Rowling changing the sexuality of “Harry Potter” characters. PewDiePie also stated, “People just can’t seem to help themselves from pointing out what is good and what is bad, or how others are bad and you are good, to a point where it almost becomes fiction just to satisfy this need.” Although PewDiePie’s twitter is still accessible, all his tweets have been deleted. The reason why he didn’t delete his twitter is mentioned in his bio where it reads “I’m leaving it up just to prevent fake accounts.”

It’s still up in the air if PewDiePie will quit or not. Only time will tell if he ends up posting a new video in the year 2020.