THE ALINITY SAGA
After Alinity copyright claimed one of his videos, PewDiePie was embroiled in a huge scandal involving multiple streamers and Twitch higherups. While he did exchange some valid arguments concerning the site’s disjointed treatment of streamers based on sex, it wasn’t something that the number one YouTube content creator needed to involve himself in, and the whole event made him look sketchy in the eyes of some Twitch fans.
HE’S YOUTUBE’S NUMBER ONE ANTI-PC PERSONALITY
Although Google seemingly does its best to censor and bury most conversation on the topic, there’s no denying that YouTube has grown to be a fairly political platform. While most major YouTubers remain fairly apolitical, PewDiePie is unapologetic in his anti-Pc rhetoric, and, while that’s earned him millions of fans and supporters, it puts him in a tough spot in some circumstances and makes him out to be all the more sketchy in the eyes of the general public.