YouTube’s biggest star PewDiePie announces that he will be taking a break from YouTube.
PewDiePie has been the most-viewed creator of 2019 on this platform year-to-date, with more than 4 billion views this year, according to YouTube.
However, the world’s top YouTuber in a recent video criticized YouTube’s direction, saying that he is tired and taking a break.
“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 tired. I’m feeling very tired”, he said.
He also added that the break will be early next year and that he will be away for a little while but he did not mention that when or for how long the break will be.
However, he also heavily criticized YouTube’s recent updated harassment policy and YouTube’s upcoming COPPA changes in the video and brought attention to the negative impact these policy changes have on creators.
PewDiePie hitting at the updated harassment policy of YouTube, said that it has already resulted in the takedown of videos where YouTubers call out other YouTubers for their behavior.
The comedian, game vlogger and meme aficionado, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is also the most-subscribed individual YouTube creator. He currently has 102 million followers on the YouTube platform.