Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie has broken his silence over the viral ukulele video of his fellow YouTuber, Colleen Ballinger. PewDiePie slammed the clip as “weird,” and even tagged the latter as a “narcissist.”
During last summer, Ballinger, who also goes by the name Miranda Sings, was accused of inappropriate behavior toward her young fans over the years.
In response to the accusations, she uploaded a 10-minute long video on YouTube where she acknowledged that her legal team had advised her to publicly keep silent about the situation, but pointed out they “never said” she couldn’t sing.
So, she went on to belt out a ditty, now viral, about the “toxic gossip train” of “misinformation” about her, while claiming she had taken “accountability” for her behavior and explaining further that she was not trying to be “creepy,” but just being a “weird aunt… just trying to be besties with everybody.”
PewDiePie doesn’t like it
Months later, PewDiePie openly expressed that he does not like Ballinger’s infamous video.
“I can’t watch this video,” he said. “It’s too cringy. I can never make it past the one-minute mark… This is painful. I can’t do it.”
He also made an accusation that Ballinger is holding comments on her video for review to address negative replies after a netizen asked for a Spotify link to the song since it was not showing up.
PewDiePie also tagged Ballinger as “narcissist,” saying that her behavior toward her fans is “creepy” despite her good intentions.
PewDiePie is one of the most-subscribed personalities on YouTube. Previously, he announced he was taking a break from content creation to focus on the birth of his first child and move to Japan with his wife, Marzia. But recently, he has been uploading content again on YouTube, particularly sharing his life as a dad.