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PewDiePie closes Youtube comments for good

The world’s most subscribed Youtuber, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, has announced that he will no longer be allowing Youtube comments on any of his videos. He will however be looking to other avenues for back and forth discussion with the “bros,” through Twitter, Facebook and Reddit.

The reasoning behind the move is said to be because of the sheer amount of nonsense that he and everyone else has to wade through in each comment section. The price of being the biggest channel on Youtube (with over 30 million subscribers at this point) is that lots of people try and piggyback off of the success of each video with links to their own content, there’s a lot of spam and trolls and discussions that ultimately, Kjellberg doesn’t have time to wade through.

“I want to see what you bros say,” he clarified, but said that he doesn’t care about all the nonsense not associated with the videos. In the future, he’ll be posting hashtags and taking to the official subreddit to speak with fans and to read comments. Since those places aren’t as linked to the videos, the hope is that there will be less spam associated.

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He also thanked the fanbase for helping him hit the 30 million subscriber milestone, something that no one has ever achieved on the site.

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KitGuru Says: It seems like a lot of popular Youtube channels suffer with this issue. Is it something that can be fixed, or is it the sad fate of popular channels that comments eventually become redundant? 

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