PewDiePie Fans Hack The Wall Street Journal’s Website To Apologise

PewDiePie’s ‘wars’ with The Wall Street Journal have officially been going on for years, with the publication accusing Pewds of encouraging his 77 million-strong fanbase to push anti-semitic views.

PDP fans were left puzzled when WSJ seemed to show an apology to the YouTube star – but alas, it wasn’t real.

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 A message appeared on the site on 17 December titled: “WallStreet Journal Public Apology To PewDiePie.” The post listed ‘T-Series’ as its author. It read: “WallStreet Journal would like to apologize to Pewdiepie.
“Due to misrepresentation by our journalists, those of whom have now been fired, we are sponsoring pewdiepie to reach maximum subscribers and beat T-series to 80million.

“We also need your credit card number, expiry date, and the lucky 3 digits on the back to win the chicken dinner in fortnite.”

The message was deleted very quickly after it appeared. However, PewDiePie still managed to see it, Tweeting: “WSJ joins the fight vs tseries.”

However, he later added: “lol they deleted it, WSJ is still on angery list.”

The YouTuber and the Wall Street Journal are not exactly best mates. Back in 2017, he took aim at the paper when he apologised after he received backlash for ‘anti-Semitic’ jokes.

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He said that the media were ‘out to get him’, explaining: “They don’t call it jokes. They call it posts,

“I made a point that the media takes what I say out of context. They take that and put it out of context to use against me to portray me as a Nazi.”

Despite being one of the most controversial YouTube stars and despite being excluded from YouTube Rewind 2018, PDP still managed to make an appearance in the video, albeit unknowingly.

Credit: JaidenAnimations/YouTube

Each and every year YouTube celebrates some of its most popular content creators with what’s known as YouTube Rewind – a video summarising the memes and memories of the year.

A Reddit user by the name of _Lewiis shared the following image from this year’s Rewind – can you spot the Easter egg, because YouTube didn’t!

The nifty little Easter egg comes courtesy of animator, JaidenAnimations. It’s not only a nice touch, but it’s also a reference to one of the biggest memes of the year, so really it’d be weird to not be included!

Words by Mel Ramsay.