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PewDiePie Reaches 50 Million Subscribers and Will Delete His YouTube Channel

The massive YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, who is better known as PewDiePie, said he will officially delete his popular channel Friday after it reached 50 million subscribers Thursday.

The internet star last week promised to remove his presence off YouTube once he hit the 50 million mark in defiance of the video service after he accused it of suppressing his videos.

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“YouTube is trying to kill my channel,” he said in a video late last week. “It’s clear if you watch my analytics. It’s all going down there.”

He announced on Twitter that he will be deleting his channel at 5 p.m. GMT. He also posted a short video of fireworks in an apparent celebration of the 50 million goal.

Update: Kjellberg revealed in a new video Friday that his pledge was a “joke.” Instead of deleting his popular PewDiePie channel, he got rid of a lesser-known account.