PewDiePie managed to pull out a prank to everyone when he announced that he will be deleting his YouTube Channel when it reached 50 million subscribers.
He stirred a buzz in YouTube when he posted a video entitled "Deleting my channel" declaring his woes because of YouTube's current clickbait scheme and his plan to delete his channel as his subscribers now reached 50 million.
"You know when you make a joke and it just blows up way bigger than you ever imagine. This was covered by media everywhere - the fact that I said I was going to delete my channel," PewDiePie said, showing screen shots of various media outlets announcing his promise of him deleting his channel.
"YouTube is trying to kill my channel. It is clear. It is happening if you watch my analytics. It is all going down," PewDiePie stated in his YouTube video. "I've decided the only way to stop my channel from dying - I know you are going to think I am joking - but I am going to delete my channel."
PewDiePie did delete his account shown in the video, but it's the other lesser known channel which is named Jack Septiceye2.
YouTube denies this claims of creators who have complained experiencing a drop in their subscriber ratings. According to a spokesperson of YouTube addressing the Independent, creators of YouTube channels have voiced their concerns about their subscribers rating which, according to them, is decreasing in numbers.
The spokesperson said that an extensive review proved this to be false and there were no statistics found that highlights this decrease of subscribers. Viewers of YouTube channels who unsubscribe from a creator's channel or spammed subscribers that are removed by YouTube are the only ones seen to have caused the decrease.
According to creators, YouTube's current schematic system allows viewers to see recommended videos that are viral and appeal to people in general. It is a common conception of clickbait which generates a better chance of viewing ads in the videos. Other subscribers of channels also claimed that they are not seeing the videos of their subscription in their feed anymore and are instead greeted with various recommended YouTube videos that have garnered millions of views in a short amount of time.
Despite PewDiePie rants about YouTube, Forbes named him the highest paid YouTube star last week as he earned $15 million in this past year.