PewDiePie becomes first individual YouTuber to hit 100 million subscribers

Our online columnist Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the latest news involving controversial YouTube star PewDiePie.
Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg has more than 100 million subscribers on YouTube. (Getty Images)

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is Buzzfeed's social media editor and q's online columnist. Every couple of weeks, he brings us up to speed on the big headlines taking over the internet right now.

This week, he joins guest host Ali Hassan to explain why controversial YouTube star Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg is back in the headlines. The Swedish YouTuber recently hit 100 million subscribers, which makes him the first individual creator to have that distinction.

The milestone was acknowledged by YouTube with a congratulatory video, despite the fact that the company has previously tried to distance itself from the controversial content creator. Abdelmahmoud tells us more.

Click 'Listen' near the top of this page to hear the full conversation.

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