[dropcap]F[/dropcap]elix Kjellberg popular as PewDiePie, for the past five years has retained the top position in YouTube as the most subscribed channel. The 29-year-old uploads gaming videos and comedy based shows.
But recently, the fast growing subscriber of Indian music label company T-Series implies that the YouTube star might lose his spot; this has led to a lot of hate remarks from fans towards the music brand and India.
Acknowledging this, PewDiePie recently took to YouTube and said that he has seen a growing number of fans leaving racist comments about Indians and this hasn’t gone down well with him.
“I’m getting more attention now than I’ll probably ever get,” PewDiePie says in his video. “So why not just take that fact and redirect it to something more positive, and show that this fanbase can do something positive as well, because I know we can. No more ‘f**k India.’ Instead, let’s help India.”
Set up on December 4, the goal of 150,000 Pounds (1.3 crores) for a charity organisation for children in India, was achieved within a day.
“Started a Gofundme page for CRY, a charity that focus on making a lasting change for children of India. 9-year-olds helping 9-year-olds, lets go![sic]” PewDiePie wrote in a tweet.
On receiving the hefty amount of donation, CRY took to Twitter to thank the Youtuber, and wrote, “There’s no such thing as other people’s children. People from around the world acted on that belief today. Reaching deep into their hearts to donate over 150000 pounds to help Indian children realise their dreams. So humbled and overjoyed. Thank you
The Swedish Youtuber later tweeted on Wednesday expressing his happiness on the successful fundraiser, and wrote, “We raised $239’000 in just a day for
@CRYINDIA This will make a big positive impact for children in India! So proud of this community!”