For long, we here at What's Trending have been stoking the fire for an ultimate show down— an old school show biz battle. We're talkin' hardened YouTube veteran PewDiePie, master of the mass stunt, versus Hatchimal fan and ascending YouTube king, five year old Ryan of Ryan's toys reviews. And I'll be honest. For the most part, we were kidding. We did not think a fully grown man was going to pick a fight with a kid.
Well, what a delight this existence is, eh? PewDiePie took the bait, baby! Today PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, posted an eleven minute long video titled THE FIVE YEAR OLD THAT WILL SURPASS PEWDIEPIE, where he covered just that. PewDiePie had harsh words for the very tiny child — claiming that his parents were making all the money here, that this felt like child exploitation since the kid is sort of working, and that the videos were quietly advertisements.
So on the first point — I'm not sure if PewDiePie is expecting the kid to make the money, but generally kids don't make their own money. The child labor question is legit, but feels like it comes out of bitterness than real concern. To get upset that the mom coaches him is strange. Is PewDiePie complaining that this kindergartener is not generating his own material? Also the observation about the disparity between likes and views is just because the children watching it don't really physically engage with the video. They're probably aren't even allowed to use the keyboard.
PewDiePie Even Did A Parody Of Ryan's YouTube Channel
So here's my take away: PewDiePie is now a grown man whose arch-nemesis might be a child. Just like the bad guys in Home Alone.
Anyway, at the end of this he destroys a Furby, so that's something.
What do you think? Do you want to see this feud continue, or are you good? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.