China Bans Popular YouTuber ‘PewDiePie’

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By NTD Newsroom
October 24, 2019Entertainment

Popular YouTuber ‘PewDiePie’ has been banned in China after commenting on a number of issues, including the Hong Kong protests, the NBA controversy, and the ‘South Park’ TV series being banned there.

‘PewDiePie,’ whose name is Felix Kjellberg, made the announcement to his 101 million YouTube subscribers in a video.

“Well boys, we did it. I’m banned from China. After I spoke about the Hong Kong protests, and mocked their leader as looking like Winnie the Pooh, I got banned from China,” PewDiePie said.

It’s not completely clear what this ban consists of since YouTube—and PewDiePie’s videos—are already blocked for Chinese in China who remain behind the country’s “Great Firewall.”

In another tweet, the YouTuber also revealed that the country had taken copyright ownership of his name in 2017.

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