Top Youtube star PewDiePie has taken to Twitter to comment on the performances at the Eurovision 2019 in the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv. Pewds tweeted about each artist performing in the song contest; most of the Swede's comments were highly critical.
While PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Fjellberg, was tweeting right at the time of the performances, his take on the show went viral, with many of the social media platform's users retweeting, sharing and sharing memes.
Pewds has shown support for John Lundvik from his home country, but many users have noticed that while the v-logger's comments were highly critical. Felix was far more benign toward the signer from Sweden, who gained most jury votes but came in sixth in the end due to results of the popular vote.
Pewdiepie coming for every country except Sweden like: pic.twitter.com/MhkhY6Kftb— Literally 'Fake Love' everywhere (@donna_fayy) 18 мая 2019 г.
Some of Felix's comments appeared to anger his followers. Particularly, PewDiePie joked that "Australia is not even a country," prompting accusations of discrimination. Others didn't hesitate to respond to Pewds' comments and struck back at the Youtuber.
Australia doesn't exist, just like sweden— PewDiePie Day (@PewDiePieDay) 18 мая 2019 г.
Now I'm pissed off.— Slazo (@Slazo) 19 мая 2019 г.
I FEEL PERSONALLY ATTACKED— Hylia Fawkes (@HyliaGames) 18 мая 2019 г.
Pewds: I'm not racist— Kore (@SoftKoreYT) 19 мая 2019 г.
When he talks bad about your country pic.twitter.com/qsOpNvMOm5— Bennedict Bordonardo (@BastardoBenny) 18 мая 2019 г.
Many others, however, enjoyed the Youtuber's fresh take on Eurovision and responded with memes.
Felix: never tweets— PROUD OF MY COUNTRY!!🇳🇱 (@artjimn__) 18 мая 2019 г.
Felix: THIs IS BaDD
While at first Pewds described the Netherlands' performance as "uh bad," after the country had been announced as the winner of Eurovision 2019, he congratulated the singer.
Congrats Netherlands, good show, see you next year 😘#Eurovision— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) 18 мая 2019 г.
After the jury's decision and the popular vote, Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands, who sung the song 'Arcade' won the contest. Italy’s Mahmood came second with 'Soldi' and Russian singer Sergey Lazarev was voted third best.