The video caused quite a stir after PewDiePie retweeted it, with people both praising its creator’s skill and effort, and blasting the upcoming EU copyright reform.
It seems that Swedish Internet celebrity Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, has taken a small break from his tense contest with major Indian record label and movie studio T-Series for the title of the most subscribed channel on YouTube, as he made a cameo appearance in a new music vid which criticised the upcoming EU copyright reform.
The video, made and published by Maltese music producer and YouTuber known as Grandayy, slams the upcoming European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market which, among other things, may put legal responsibility on platforms for users uploading copyrighted material (the so-called ‘upload filter’).
PewDiePie wasn’t the only Internet star to appear in the video, as he was joined by two other popular YouTubers – Jacksepticeye and Roomie.
After Grandayy posted a teaser and a link to his video on Twitter, with Pewds and Roomie retweeting it, many social media users rushed to praise their efforts.
— adamcoolcat (@adamcoolcat00) March 22, 2019
Internet right now, after dropping of diss track.
(seriously though, nice diss track. Keep roasting.) pic.twitter.com/sPMOl1Wsfv
— Ⱀⰵⰴⰰ Ⱂⰵⱅⱃⱁⰲ 💊🐺 (@WolfWithPencils) March 22, 2019
— dystogouine (@Zeitoune_) March 22, 2019
— the_real_pradeep (@PradeepMSahni1) March 23, 2019
There was no shortage of people bashing the copyright reform as well.
Article 13: Gets accepted
My vpn: pic.twitter.com/9f9JwXZXBm
— Weavy (@muddyweavy) March 22, 2019
@EU_Commission roasted lmfao you can’t stop us please don’t ban memes
— Chair Earth Society (@ChairErtSociety) March 22, 2019
It's great to see others standing up against Article 13! Brilliant work Grandayy and the rest of the good folk.
A salute from all of us @anvilgamestudio.
— Holdfast: NaW (@holdfastgame) March 23, 2019
And some people also used this opportunity to call on others to subscribe to PewDiePie.
— Lian M. Pérez (@allonsy_11) March 24, 2019
🚨🚨Go subscribe to PewDiePie! The subgap is at -4K! T-Series is ahead!🚨🚨
— SaturdayGamer (@saturdaygameryt) March 22, 2019
The current internet monopoly system setup by Big Tech amounts to fascism. Gerald Celente joins Alex via Skype to explain that although the internet was designed to be free it no longer resembles it’s original state.