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YouTuber PewDiePie might not have known that Bangladesh was part of India, but his Bangladeshi supporters are campaigning to keep his position as the most popular channel on YouTube.
The Independent reports that YouTube channel for T-Series, an Indian label and film production company, nearly toppled PewDiePie in October. The YouTuber’s loyal fans are taking issue with a corporate brand snagging the top spot—so much so, in Bangladesh, they have even been distributing posters to increase his subscribers and surpass T-Series.
— sumaiya (@sumzzam1) November 4, 2018
PewDiePie even gave props to the Bangladeshi fans’ efforts (sort of ) in his new diss-track, in which he calls T-Series a “Bitch Lasagne,” whatever that means.
“This is perfect, I’ve never been more proud of Indian bros,” PewDiePie said in a video. “This is what we need to do, we need more people working from the inside.”
After realizing his mistake—that Bangladesh was not “inside” of India—PewDiePie edited the video to include text which read, “Felix [Kjellberg, his birth name] does not realise that Bangladesh is a completely different country to India. His geography knowledge is non existant. Save this man by subbing.”
This Bangladeshi dude covered up 3 kilometres of his street with PewDiePie posters just to beat an Indian YouTube channel and Felix didn't even realize Bangladesh is a different country 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/tyFvjNNvO5
— Karan (@_voidbringer) November 7, 2018
The mistake didn’t seem to deter diehard PewDiePie fans, though.
There is A LOT of 9 years old in our country. And you don't even know Bangladesh is a different country🙃 its ok,doesn't matter😂😂😂still love you the most ♥️hey 9 year olds let's help him to hit 70M subscribers !!!!#pewdiepie #pewdiepievstseries @pewdiepie 👊 pic.twitter.com/g7RcTcC1TB
— Fahmida Raisa (@_Fahmida_Raisa_) November 6, 2018
8 kilometer long road..More than 30 posters and banners.All saying one thing.."Subscribe to @pewdiepie" #DoingMyPart from Bangladesh!We know that pewdiepie forgot to take Geography lessons and would probably not know that Bangladesh is a COUNTRY.
But still Love fron Bangladesh💕
— 🔥Shakib Zaman (Tasc)🎉🎄☃️ (@RBX_ShakibYT) November 7, 2018
Hey, Felix.. Bangladesh isn't a part of India. It's a country itself… But we are doing our part to beat T-series, bro… Bro fist 👊 Love and support from Bangladesh pic.twitter.com/VxxkblH1Mb
— sakibshifat (@sakibshifat1) November 8, 2018
On Wednesday, PewDiePie hit a milestone 69,696,969 subscribers, so who says things aren’t looking up.
— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) November 8, 2018
H/T the Independent
Nahila Bonfiglio reports on geek culture and gaming. Her work has also appeared on KUT's Texas Standard (Austin), KPAC-FM (San Antonio), and the Daily Texan.