There are many super famous YouTubers out there these days, but one that has stood the test of time is PewDiePie. He has come a long way from his humble origins in Sweden. But because he has been able to persevere and succeed so much, he has gotten some criticism about his changing methods.
Until a few years ago, the 31 year old full time YouTuber had still been editing all of his own videos, even though others like him has chosen to pay editors to do the work for them. When asked about it, he told fans that this part of the process was important to him because if he didn’t do it himself he would feel as if he was somehow cheating his fans and that his videos would lack his personality if someone else did it.
Fast forward to now, and fans are just realizing he is no longer doing the editing himself. They are throwing him major shade and calling him a “Hypocrite” for the change in his work and views.
The YouTuber responded to the major backlash from fans in a new video, saying:
“I mean, I know it doesn’t sound like it, but I think I stayed true to that, especially compared to how most YouTubers run their channel.”
“I mean, come on. Yes, I don’t edit my videos anymore, obviously, but I also wouldn’t be able to upload nearly enough. So, it’s a trade. I don’t know if this was meant to be put me on the spot, but I think I stayed true to myself and this idea.”
He went on to say how he actually misses editing his own stuff:
“I don’t think I [look like a hypocrite]. I’ve talked about it and I’ve talked about how my view on it has changed. There’s no f*****g way I would be able to upload as many videos for this long of a time if I had edited it all myself. It just isn’t feasible. But in a lot of ways too, yeah I miss editing. I think I added a lot to my edits in the past. Not to say Sive [his current editor] didn’t add a lot either. He’s added a s**t ton. But it comes from two different people, and that will always be different. It’s just how it is. My original point was look how most YouTubers run their stuff. Now they have producers, writers, editors, a whole team. It’s almost getting more and more like actual big productions. There is nothing wrong with that either. There is room for both, honestly.”
See the video yourself: