Why is Markiplier Asking his Fans to Subscribe to PewDiePie? UPDATED!

Ciao lovelies! Today’s post is another news/opinion piece about Markiplier. (The last one was about Markiplier and Welcome to the Game 2). Today though, we’re talking about a new story, specifically we’re talking about a recent livestream in which Markiplier appealed to his fans for 48 minutes to subscribe to PewDiePie’s channel, all the while a counter measured PewDiePie’s subscriber count versus a channel called “T-Series”.

UPDATE- PewDiePie has released a video telling his fans to stop making anti-Indian comments, and has sent his fans to go donate to CRY, a charity for children in India.

So what’s the deal between PewDiePie and T-Series?

Currently these two channels are fighting for the “Top Channel” spot. Which isn’t even really top channel, the top 4 channels are YouTube generated… really these two channels are fighting over the 5th spot.

T-Series is an Indian music channel with a pretty dedicated fanbase/subscriber-base.

PewDiePie is a creator who’s been around for quite a while on YouTube’s platform. Compared to T-Series, PewDiePie is what’s known as an “Individual Creator” while T-Series channel is made by a company.

The “battle” between T-Series and PewDiePie is really just about YouTube and what people want from it. As of late, YouTube has been sort of…over-run by channels generated by companies. Individual creators, while they can get to do things like make YouTube Red series and such, it’s much harder now for a individual creator to get to a high level on the platform, while companies channels are soaring.

But of course, this whole thing is more complicated than that. For one, do we really want someone who’s made anti-Semitic “jokes” and called someone a racial slur on livestream to be the “Face of YouTube”? (Yes, I’m referring to PewDiePie here.)

I understand that we want to pave the way for individual creators on YouTube. But could we not rally behind a better figure than PewDiePie? And yes, I understand that currently he’s the one most capable of “defeating” T-Series in terms of subscribers. I just think we should be thinking things through.

Anyway, just some food for thought, and some clarity in case you were confused by Markiplier’s latest stream.