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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.

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.”

The mistake didn’t seem to deter diehard PewDiePie fans, though.

On Wednesday, PewDiePie hit a milestone 69,696,969 subscribers, so who says things aren’t looking up.

H/T the Independent

Nahila Bonfiglio

Nahila Bonfiglio

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.