PewDiePie is welcomed into a new club: The creators and celebrities banned from China.
PewDiePie, YouTube blogger with over 100 million subscribers worldwide, has been banned in China, joining South Park Comedy Central and the German DJ Zedd on a recent list and more and more artists and commentators to encounter Chinese authorities since an executive Houston Rockets expressed support for Hong Kong rebels and a firestorm ignited.
The star of the Swedish social media shared the news that its contents would be more accessible in China and explained why the drastic action was taken against him in a YouTube video.
“Well boys, we did. I’m banned in China. That is true. After speaking Hong Kong protests and showed their leader to be fun to look like Winnie the Pooh, I’m banned in China “, he said the video. Winnie the Pooh has been banned in China since 2017 after the character has been compared to Xi by memes.
The ban was a tower planned for the YouTube star who said he is well aware of the censorship t0 linked to everything that Hong Kong protests, but chose to do the mocking video. He stressed that DJ Zedd was recently forbidden and after taste of a tweet by South Park (the show is also prohibited).
“It is obvious that China is like a person on Twitter who can not take any criticism and just steps everyone,” said PewDiePie in the video that was banned him.
just found out im banned in china. shit fucking sucks so hard dude pic.twitter.com/OIr86Aa89f
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) October 19, 2019
PewDiePie also explained that anyone who search his name in the country on the sites will be achieved with empty results. He also took a moment to apologize to his Chinese fans who can not access its contents.
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“I’m laughing, but yes, I am sorry if you are in China, and try to watch my videos. That kind of sucks. It’s just a little funny “, PewDiePie said.
He jokingly responded to the ban on Twitter by posting a photo of a wall that had been drilled through. “You just im banned in China. holy shit sucks so hard guy “, he wrote.