I’m not a fan of pewdiepie. I don’t really watch him. I agree someone producing the content he does ideally should not be the king of youtube. Personally, I think someone like Casey Neistat should be at the top, especially when he was doing his daily vlogs. Extremely hard working, great quality videos, mature, great person, and still a great entertainer.
However, I still respect pewdiepie. I do think people are taking what he says out of context and are just judging off what they read or briefly see without really watching him. Or they’re just taking things a little too seriously I’m not saying he’s perfect though. I’d definitely understand if people want to criticize him for being a little too immature, childish, or not that professional.
But ignoring all of that drama and whether you like him as a person/entertainer or not, he came onto the YouTube scene before almost all of the current big youtubers and made a name for himself doing something nobody was really doing at the time. That’s honestly why he’s at the top. Pioneering a new form of entertainment and getting that head start.
As for the race for the top spot, the support for pewdiepie REALLY ISN’T because people think he’s an amazing youtuber or the true essence of what the king of the platform should be. It’s because he is one individual that has gotten himself to the top. He’s not a huge team or company like T Series. Many people, including some of the other huge youtubers, really believe that an independent content creator should be at the top of Youtube’s platform. Whether you like it or not, pewdiepie’s path to rising to the top really displays what youtube’s platform is all about. An outlet for a no name individual to get themselves known. If someone like Casey Neistat, Smosh, or nigahiga was the one closing in one him, this overwhelming support to keep pewdiepie on top definitely wouldn’t be there.