Right-wing UK political party UKIP has urged its followers to support YouTube star PewDiePie after his comments on Article 13 and his subscriber battle with T-Series.
UKIP posted tweets stating: “Are you doing your part? Help protect freedom of speech on the internet by sharing and signing this petition against the EU Copyright Directive. ‘Also, don’t forget to subscribe to @pewdiepie on YouTube and keep the corporate @TSeries from the top.”
UKIP then tweeted other online accounts that hold far-right views and post conspiracy videos.
Content such as this and UKIP's show of support is probably not what PewDiePie will want to be associated with if he aims to fight off negative media portrayals of his conduct.
Controversial videos in the past have seen him criticised online and played a part in advertisers fleeing YouTube.
The tweet comes after PewDiePie urged his fans to take a stand against the incoming threat of Article 13, the European Union’s new bill which is set to crack down on copyright law.
PewDiePie has yet to respond to the show of support.