PewDiePie uploaded a new video that looks back on what the YouTube star has posted online for the past several years.
Fans have made comments on how they would want PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, to revert his style back to his earliest videos. This is because, since his first video in 2011 until today, he and his videos have changed considerably.
PewDiePie responded by first addressing the offensive language that he used in the past, claiming that he does not like what he hears in his early videos. Such jokes include those that make fun of gay people and retarded people.
"I was so immature and I just thought things were funny just because they were offensive," he said, adding that while he is not proud of some things that he said, he is happy that he has grown past that stage of his career. However, he thinks that he should definitely go through some of his older videos and apply censorship on them.
PewDiePie also talked about the changed style of his videos. Early on, he would simply cut the raw videos that he records and then uploads them to YouTube. Now, he would spend much more time in editing the footage that he takes.
PewDiePie said that he sees a lot of improvement in his videos, showcasing his growth as not just a comedian and entertainer, but also as a person.
"I feel like back then I was very childish and very confused," he added.
The growth of PewDiePie has led to him being added to Time Magazine's annual list of 100 most influential people in the world, and this video shows that he is not taking the amount of influence he exerts on his viewers lightly. PewDiePie has more than 40 million subscribers on YouTube.
The work of PewDiePie, along with many other Internet sensations, has led the Emmy Awards to make a big change in its lineup, now allowing online content to gain recognition.