File under: Why Is This World of Wonder News?
Frankly, I don’t know. He’s certainly no WOWlebrity, that’s for sure. He’s famously anti-semitic and homophobic and a bit of a jerk. He’s not even that cute. I suppose it’s because he’s such an awful person that his leaving YouTube is news. GOOD news.
“I am 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.”
He declined to go into more detail, telling his fans that he just “wanted to give a heads up” for now.
This comes after news that his house was ransacked earlier this month.
“Our house was broken into and they took 90% of my valuables, from my jewelry, to luxury goods, and special items I’ve been collecting over the years. It’s all gone,” his wife, Marzia Kjellberg, said on Instagram at the time.
“I know it is very materialistic, and should be happy with what I was left/have. But I can’t hide the shock and sadness with all being taken away, just like that.”
This isn’t the first time he’s temporarily quit Youtube, the first time being in November 2016.
He returned to the platform shortly after and came under fire in February 2017 for posting nine anti-Semitic videos to his channel. Disney later dropped their alleged multimillion-dollar deal with him.