PewDiePie hits 100 million subscribers on YouTube

PewDiePie hits 100 million subscribers on YouTube

Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie has become the first solo YouTuber to hit 100 million subscribers.

The achievement comes after Indian channel T-Series became the first channel to surpass the milestone back in May.

Discussing the news on Twitter, Kjellberg said: "We did it! What an unreal achievement! 100,000,000 thanks to all of you for the endless support and effort! I don't feel worthy, but I'm forever grateful".

YouTube released its own statement on Twitter, adding: "Married to [Marzia Bisognin]. Revived our love of Minecraft. Reached 100 million subscribers on YouTube. What a month to celebrate and congratulate [Felix Kjellberg]".

Problematic fave

Previously Kjellberg was trying to become the first YouTuber to reach the milestone, though in April 2019 he requested fans cease a meme encouraging strangers to subscribe to him on the platform following a gunman in Christchurch, New Zealand repeating the statement on a livestream before murdering 50 people and injuring dozens more.

“To have my name associated with something so unspeakably vile has affected me in more ways than I’ve let shown. I just didn’t want to address it right away, and I didn’t want to give the terrorist more attention," Kjellberg explained.

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