Youtube has removed one of Felix’PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s recent videos. Kjellberg’s diss track aimed at popular children’s channel cocomelon.
In the video, Kjellberg pokes fun at kids who watch the videos. Kjellberg also uses phrases like’you audience is just a bunch of motherfucking virgins’.
Youtube decided to remove the video because it contained imagery that was inappropriate for children. The second rule is in line with YouTube’s policy focused on preventing creator-on-creator harassment.
The removal did not result in a channel strike for Kjellberg’s channel, but further violations of YouTube’s policies may lead to a strike. The company acknowledges that while criticism is allowed, and diss tracks are allowed in certain cases,’this video crossed the line’.
Youtube spokesperson:’our policies prohibit content that leads to repeated patterns of harassment on- and off-platform’.’we’ve removed the video in question for violating those policies because they had the effect of encouraging abusive fan behavior’.
Re-Uploads are circulating on YouTube, but the company says it will be removing them as moderators come across videos. Youtube’s policies around kids content have tightened over the last few years. Content that may target kids or families by including children in the video are prohibited from using sexual themes, violence, obscene, or other mature themes.
In June 2020, cocomelon was rapidly gaining subscribers. In a February 8th video, Kjellberg announced he was creating a diss track aimed at cocomelon. By mid-December, cocomelon had surpassed 100 million subscribers.
Kjellberg said in a video posted on February 17th,’it would n’t be funny and 2′ I do n’t actually care about cocomelon’.
In 2018, Kjellberg released’bitch lasagna’ during an ongoing feud with Indian Bollywood studio T-series. T-Series was on track to overtake Kjellberg as the most subscribed to channel on YouTube.