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By Laura Ordoñez, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Rowdy gaming & comedic commentary videos; explicit language.

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Based on 1 parent review

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Educational value
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

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This chart-topping channel has gone through an evolution of seriously problematic to not-as-problematic content as it's creator, Felix Kjellberg, has faced an array of backlash for the crude, edgy and sometimes dangerous rhetoric the channel has built its fame on. PewDiePie has gone from reckless Let's Play videos riddled with explicit language and racist, misogynistic commentary, to somewhat toned down content that attempts to offer more than outlandish shock value. But the reality is the past never stays in the past when it's been posted online. Many of PewDiePie's controversial content still lives on in the archives of his channel and is even highlighted as his most popular videos.

Some of his post-controversy videos are mildly entertaining and seemingly heartfelt, like his series that documents his move to Japan with his wife and dog, or his video "Rating YouTuber Apology Videos" where he makes light of how many YouTubers create cut-and-paste apologies in attempt to not get cancelled (he even rates his own apology from years ago, with some decent introspection). It seems like PewDiePie is in an era of teetering between the more wholesome family man he portrays on his Instagram and the impulsive obnoxious influencer that originally fueled his fanbase and earned him a top spot on YouTube charts. Until he figures it out, his channel will continue to fall short of anything we want our tweens or teens to idolize.

YouTube Details

  • Genre: Gaming
  • Last updated: August 9, 2023

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