YouTube star PewDiePie back on Twitter after ISIS joke

Yolanda Curtis
September 1, 2016

And this is probably how he feels about it.

PewDiePie is setting the record straight about his unverified and temporarily suspended Twitter account - which was the result, according to multiple inaccurate reports yesterday, of untoward jokes made by YouTube's most subscribed star about ISIS.

Kjellberg posted Tuesday on Twitter that he was unverified because he and a friend joined ISIS.


Thankfully suspended accounts slowly have their followers slowly repopulated, so expect this to be back to normal soon. This means that he got rid of the blue check mark that Twitter uses to denote the real accounts for public figures.

A Twitter rep declined to comment, saying, "We don't comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons". "Which is why we both got unverified", he tweeted in explanation following his account's reinstatement. "Prior to the incident, McLoughlin had Tweeted back at Kjellberg: "@pewdiepie I said NAZIS Not ISIS!

Let's step back once again!


Kjellberg, who has changed his profile photo to an image of a dog, has since tweeted that he's "totally fine" and that "it's actually so heartwarming to see so many people care about me".

Originally, there were questions whether Felix had lost his Twitter verification due to jokes with the company or simply his own doing, but now it seems that his unverification was just the first course of action against his profile. It makes more sense now, right? Even if it's still not a great idea to joke about that kind of thing when you have millions of followers who might not understand the weird context of such a joke? And, no, as far as we can tell, Kjellberg has not joined ISIS.


Other reports by iNewsToday

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