‘Please Don’t Listen to My Music,’ Artists Inform Pewdiepie

Pewdiepie’s Spotify has actually been found by fans, who more than happy to discover he’s got some pretty great taste in music. However not all the artists Pewdiepie likes are fans of Pewdiepie.

All this time, Pewdiepie, Felix Kjellberg, the world’s most popular YouTuber who spent the previous few years apologizing for scandal after scandal, had actually a verified Spotify page. Who knew? Certainly not his fandom on Twitter, who were surprised by the names on his most listened to page. Artists include Bugsnax jingle writers Kero Bonito, Rina Sawayama, 100gecs, and SOPHIE. These are all bands loosely connected with Hyperpop and PC Music, two music genres and scenes that have very LGBTQ-friendly fanbases. Some people were very stunned to see what he listened to, making great natured jokes about it.

But among the artists that Pewdiepie apparently listens to the most were not happy with their inclusion.

“Just awakened, discovered Pewdiepie listens to me and others, Pewdiepie please do not listen to my music. Okay, back to bed,” Gupi tweeted. Gupi is the name of Spencer Hawk, Hawk’s who is pursuing an electronic music degree at Berklee.

Hawk did not go back to bed, and was instead besieged by Pewdiepie fans who could not comprehend why Hawk would not be flattered.

“Bruh he’s the # 1 YouTuber worldwide be quiet and accept the influence,” one fan wrote. Hawk presumed regarding tell other Pewdiepie fans that were tweeting at him to stop listening to his music as well.

Fraxiom, a musician who has actually collaborated with Gupi, also expressed their unhappiness, saying that they can’t believe that Pewdiepie listens to their music, not realizing it is in fact vital of him.

“How can Pewdiepie listen to ‘thos moser’ and hear ‘fuck notch fuck elon musk’ and resemble “haha epic tune! this is not also about me! I bet they would like me!'” they wrote. (Notch, the developer of Minecraft, has been scrubbed from the game’s loading screen and left out from its 10-year anniversary after years of tweeting about things like “heterosexual pride day,” and that “it’s okay to be white.”

Another artist that Pewdiepie listens to, Umru, likewise stated that they would like him to stop listening to their music.

What has been confusing to Pewdiepie fans is that Gupi has actually now repeatedly expressed that they don’t desire Pewdiepie’s fandom, which his music is expressly not for everybody. Pewdiepie fans can’t really think of a world where an individual who makes art does not want that art to be seen by the biggest audience possible. These fans have actually consistently pointed out Pewdiepie’s recent donations to charity, including a charity livestream that raised over $106 thousand dollars for The Sentencing Job after George Floyd’s murder.

For a lot of individuals, excellent deeds like these have actually made up for Pewdiepie’s previous scandals, like stating the n-word on a livestream or paying individuals to hold signs that said “Death to all Jews” over the service Fiverr. For some, it’s still nowhere near enough, specifically for fans of Hyperpop and PC Music that enjoy that their fanbases are so queer friendly. Those fans fear losing an area where they can feel comfy to Pewdiepie’s much bigger and more singing fanbase. It would appear that Gupi and Umru agree with those fans.

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