The fight for the top YouTuber spot has been going on for months now between the Indian giant T-Series against Felix Kjellberg, better known as Pewdiepie. Both channels have been having an intense scuffle, as T-Series moved to take over Pewdiepie as the most subscribed YouTube channel. But now, after the relationships between Pakistan and India have intensified, this YouTube fight has taken an interesting turn as well.
After T-Series took down songs by Pakistani artists like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam, Pakistanis were intensely offended and decided to unsubscribe from T-Series and subscribe to Pewdiepie to help keep him ahead of India’s giant music label.
A far-right Indian political party, The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) initially called for Indian music labels to take down songs of Pakistani singers as a reaction to the Pulwama attack, and also as prior to elections, it is the ideal time for political time scoring.
Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series had collaborated with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam for two different singles recently. The songs were taken down later on, and it was claimed that it came as an aftermath of the threats.
“We have verbally communicated to Indian music companies like T-Series, Sony Music, Venus and Tips Music etc to not work with Pakistani singers. These companies should stop it immediately or we will take action in our own style” – said the head of the MNS Chitrapat Sena, Amey Khopkar.
Though Pakistan has assured India cooperation on all fronts and to share if the evidence they have collected regarding our involvement in the attack but the jingoism continues.
Following the extremist move, Pakistanis have started a campaign lending their support to Pewdiepie.
Attention all Pakistanis. In order to protest against India, stop T-Series from taking over youtube. Unsubscribe from T-Series and Subscribe to Pewdiepie. Please make it fast. Spread the word. #Pakistan #PakistanZindabad #SubscribeToPewdipie
— Syed Usama Rehman (@usamajr9) February 17, 2019
Unsubscribed The Kapil Sharma Show.
Unsubscribed Zee Tv.
UNSUBSCRIBE ALL INDIAN CHANNELS SPREADING HATE AND PROPAGANDA AGAINST PAKISTAN.THAT'S IT.
THAT'S A MISSION FOR TODAY.
— Shehryar Ali Khan (@_sak023) February 18, 2019
Why did you guys even subscribed in the first place. They're entertainment industry is literally cancer.
— منیبہ (@HannahBekaar) February 18, 2019
Unsub T-series and subscribe pewdiepie if you love Pakistan. https://t.co/mRufTVlSj5
— R. (@AjeebBaatHay) February 17, 2019
time to resubscribe to pewdiepie
— t (@taiiiba) February 18, 2019
?kbhi subscribe nh kia
— Khattti_meethi_baatein? (@Khatimethibat) February 18, 2019
Already Subscribed ?
— AbduLLaH (@Abdullah_hun) February 18, 2019
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