If you’re over 25 and you don’t have kids under 25, you probably don’t know who PewDiePie is. PewDiePie is Felix Kjellberg, the world’s most popular YouTuber, most famous for playing video games while delivering a stream of humorous commentary.
Pewds is also no stranger to controversy. Although his philanthropic work includes the World Wildlife Fund, Save the Children, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the legacy media would have you believe that PewDiePie is a “closet racist” and “alt-right hate figure”. His work is banned in China, for highlighting the Xi Jinping/Winnie-the-Pooh meme.
When PewDiePie got Ben Shapiro to host his “Meme Review” segment (it was hilarious), it no doubt cemented the legacy media’s suspicion.
Now PewDiePie has exposed his 100-million-plus followers to the “Epstein didn’t kill himself” meme.
In case you were unaware, the “Epstein didn’t kill himself” meme consists of posting entirely unrelated content, then ending with a reminder that “Epstein didn’t kill himself”. The meme is intended as a counter-punch to the legacy media narrative that is so determined to make the public forget the suspicious circumstances of Epstein’s “suicide” before he could spill the beans on rich and powerful paedophiles.
The “Epstein didn’t kill himself” narrative is now so viral that it was highlighted by PewDiePie in one of his recent meme review videos.
The world’s number one YouTuber reviewed a series of memes that contained completely unrelated, out of context content and then ended with the phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself.”
These included a meme about boiling oranges to make your house smell like fall, one about eating candy corn, and another which ended with Pewds reading out the words, “Jeffrey Epstein was murdered to protect the names of elitist pedophiles who run the world.”
“That was really interesting, I never thought of that,” commented PewDiePie.
The fact that the “conspiracy theory” surrounding Epstein’s death is now a viral meme that has entered the non-political sub-culture underscores how so many people have refused to swallow the official story.
Call the “Epstein didn’t kill himself” meme the first major battle on the eve of the Great Meme War of 2020.
The Great Meme War refers to the relentless barrage of memes, mostly especially Pepe the Frog, that is credited with spiking the guns of the left on social media and consistently undermining the legacy media. The left’s ineffectual meme-ist counterattacks were in their turn ridiculed by the “The Left Can’t Meme” meme.
While memes might seem like trivial ephemera to amuse bored Gen-Zs, they are modern cultures most devastatingly effective demonstration of Orwell’s adage that “every joke is a tiny revolution”.
Remember; Memes aren’t just funny cat videos, they can literally swing elections, which is probably why Big Tech hates them.
Last month, Twitter announced that it will begin a crackdown on “synthetic and manipulated media,” leading to fears that political memes could be censored in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
Earlier this year, Instagram announced it would use 52 global “fact checking partners” to censor “false photos and memes on its platform,” according to Poynter.
Last year, Facebook also announced it was developing a new AI algorithm that can detect and ban “offensive” memes.summit.news/2019/11/05/pewdiepie-highlights-viral-epstein-didnt-kill-himself-meme/
The very fact that the Silicon Valley overlords are so obviously determined to stamp it out shows just how powerful meme culture can be. This is the same reason the Chinese communists are banning Winnie-the-Pooh. In fact, the PewDiePie episode with “Epstein didn’t kill himself” seems to have vanished from YouTube. Point proven.
What will you do in the Second Great Meme War?