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PewDiePie’s music taste divides Twitter after leaked Spotify playlist

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YouTube celebrity PewDiePie has been the subject of a flurry of social media attention this week after his Spotify listening habits were leaked online.

The Swedish entertainer – real name Felix Kjellberg – has been trending on Twitter after his recent music choices were revealed on the platform on August 4.

Kero Kero Bonito, Rina Sawayama, Slayyyter, Arca, Rico Nasty, Yves Tumor and 313dp besides SOPHIE were among the artists recently played by the 30-year-old, who has 106m subscribers on YouTube.

After being published on Twitter, the list was quickly picked up on by users of the platform, who were divided by what to make of the controversial star’s choices.

One wrote: “Now i hate pewdiepie but why did his spotify streams kinda pop off…”

Another added: “Ya’ll just now discovering Pewdiepie’s Spotify account like you didn’t expect him to have good taste.”

But others were more critical, with musician Gupi urging the vlogger to steer clear of his own tracks after it was revealed the latter had listened to his musical offerings.

“Just woke up, found out pewdiepie listens to me and others, pewdiepie please don’t listen to my music. Ok back to bed,” Gupi Tweeted.

Meanwhile, many were quick to comment on how little that they cared little about the leak, with one Twitter user asking: “Why do people care about what pewdiepie listens to on spotify?”.

Another added: “And?… Is this seriously why PewDiePie is trending? Really? PewDiePie’s Spotify?”

After initially finding fame with video game commentaries and going on to become the world’s highest earning YouTuber at one point, PewDiePie has become embroiled in controversy in recent years around accusations of racism and anti-Semitism.

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He announced in December 2019 that he would be taking a break from his vlogging due to “feeling very tired”.

“I’m taking a break from YouTube next year. I wanted to say it in advance because I made up my mind. I’m tired. I’m feeling very tired. I don’t know if you can tell,” PewDiePie said at the time.

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