It seems that Swedish Internet celebrity Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, has taken a small break from his tense contest with major Indian record label and movie studio T-Series for the title of the most subscribed channel on YouTube, as he made a cameo appearance in a new music vid which criticised the upcoming EU copyright reform.
The video, made and published by Maltese music producer and YouTuber known as Grandayy, slams the upcoming European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market which, among other things, may put legal responsibility on platforms for users uploading copyrighted material (the so-called ‘upload filter').
PewDiePie wasn’t the only Internet star to appear in the video, as he was joined by two other popular YouTubers – Jacksepticeye and Roomie.
After Grandayy posted a teaser and a link to his video on Twitter, with Pewds and Roomie retweeting it, many social media users rushed to praise their efforts.
Thank u @grandayy its beautiful pic.twitter.com/4uMBTILZqN— adamcoolcat (@adamcoolcat00) 22 марта 2019 г.
Internet right now, after dropping of diss track.— Ⱀⰵⰴⰰ Ⱂⰵⱅⱃⱁⰲ 💊🐺 (@WolfWithPencils) 22 марта 2019 г.
(seriously though, nice diss track. Keep roasting.) pic.twitter.com/sPMOl1Wsfv
22 марта 2019 г.
beautiful pic.twitter.com/YMqkfA9yx8— the_real_pradeep (@PradeepMSahni1) 23 марта 2019 г.
There was no shortage of people bashing the copyright reform as well.
Article 13: Gets accepted— Weavy (@muddyweavy) 22 марта 2019 г.
My vpn: pic.twitter.com/9f9JwXZXBm
@EU_Commission roasted lmfao you can’t stop us please don’t ban memes— Chair Earth Society (@ChairErtSociety) 22 марта 2019 г.
It's great to see others standing up against Article 13! Brilliant work Grandayy and the rest of the good folk.— Holdfast: NaW (@holdfastgame) 23 марта 2019 г.
A salute from all of us @anvilgamestudio.
And some people also used this opportunity to call on others to subscribe to PewDiePie.
SUBSCRIBE pic.twitter.com/X6Hy2IvuOn— Lian M. Pérez (@allonsy_11) 24 марта 2019 г.
🚨🚨Go subscribe to PewDiePie! The subgap is at —4K! T-Series is ahead!🚨🚨— SaturdayGamer (@saturdaygameryt) 22 марта 2019 г.