August 8, 2016
PewDiePie, the most subscribed channel on Youtube with over 47 million subscribers, most of which being young white males, just went full Nazi. He’s a Swedish man known for making gaming related videos, but recently he has been wearing Himmler style glasses and sporting a fashy Hitler Youth haircut.
However, he didn’t stop there. Yesterday he uploaded a video donning our glorious leader Trump’s red MAGA hat whilst images of Adolf Hitler frequently flashed on the screen. It did not appear to be an ironic statement comparing Trump to Hitler, rather he used Hitler as a meme to appeal to his audience. The video content itself was completely unrelated to Trump or Hitler, in which he seemed to be doing a parody of drama related YouTube channels. The fact that the top YouTuber is using this imagery to spice up his videos shows how influential we truly are.