PewDiePie wants Bernie Sanders to host meme review

The world's biggest YouTuber gave the invite while reviewing the latest Bernie Sanders memes.

Feb 23, 2020, 6:13 pm*

Internet Culture

Mikael Thalen 

Mikael Thalen

PewDiePie and Bernie Sanders

PewDiePie/YouTube Bernie Sanders/Twitter (Fair Use) Mikael Thalen

PewDiePie invited Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to join him in one of his videos on Friday while discussing memes about the presidential candidate.

Fresh off his 37-day break from YouTube, PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, urged Sanders to co-host his highly-popular show “meme review.”

“Bernie, if you’re listening, come on meme review,” he said.

The request came as PewDiePie, who currently boasts more than 103 million YouTube subscribers, weighed in on memes involving Sanders, including the highly popular image in which the candidate is “once again asking for your financial support.”

“This is a great meme,” PewDiePie said. “I really enjoy this because it’s such a quotable sentence.”

Currently a resident of the United Kingdom, the YouTuber went on to jokingly ensure Sanders that his path to the U.S. presidency would be all but ensured if he agreed to host the show.

“Come on meme review. You will win the election. I guarantee it,” PewDiePie said. “Has the election even happened? I’m not following. I don’t understand.”

While the request may seem far-fetched, PewDiePie has convinced numerous prominent figures to host the show in the past.

Exactly one year before asking Sanders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosted meme review alongside Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland. The video has since been viewed more than 25 million times.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, a popular meme himself among right-leaning internet users, even hosted the show in November of 2018.

But given PewDiePie’s numerous controversies over the years, it seems unlikely the presidential candidate will take up the offer.

And although PewDiePie’s request doesn’t appear to be an endorsement, Sanders just recently received pushback online for accepting an endorsement from podcast host Joe Rogan.

Either way, Sanders, who cemented his place as the Democratic front runner after winning the Nevada Caucuses on Saturday is sure to inspire more memes before the 2020 election.

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*First Published: Feb 23, 2020, 1:44 pm