Pewdiepie Diss Track Goes So Hard YouTube Removes it for Cyberbullying
PewDiePie never seems to be too far from controversy. The latest drama to come up is thanks to his latest diss track that PewDiePie dropped on Youtube. Sure, B**ch Lasagna seemed to be fine, and was wildly popular. The issue with this one, according to YouTube Support, is that it violated their policies of child safety and harassment. Though we didn’t get to hear the diss track before it was removed, it was aimed at the children’s show Cocomelon. Though they weren’t the only target in the track, it sounds like the Swedish content creator went a bit far.
Child Safety and Cyberbullying Statutes Were Allegedly Violated
Apparently, PewDiePie’s diss track hit 6ix9nine as well as other people, but aiming at a children’s program on Youtube? That seems like a fairly low blow. Is Cocomelon kind of creepy and unsettling? OF course it is – it’s a show for young children! It’s supposed to be light and repetitive. It’s inoffensive, but not interesting. We aren’t the target audience for it though.
This particular YouTube diss track was dropped by PewDiePie back on February 14th, but by February 19th, it was removed. When questioned why this removal went down, TeamYouTube responded on Twitter:
“This video violated two policies: 1) Child safety: by looking like it was made for kids but containing inappropriate content. 2) Harassment: by inciting harassment @ other creators– we allow criticism but this crossed the line.”
Please be advised that one of the Twitter commenters posted a suggestive image of some of the adult content on YouTube. We do not endorse any of that content. While yes, there definitely seems to be double standards on YouTube, if people don’t report adult content on YouTube, it probably won’t get removed. That’s just speculation, mind.
This wasn’t the only content on YouTube that is mature/not for children. There is lots of adult content on YouTube. But that’s not what TeamYoutube mentioned in this instance. The video looked like it was made for kids, judging by screengrabs, but featured content that was not for kids. That seems to be one of the major problems. Diss tracks exist on YouTube, sure. But inciting people to harass or pester another content creator/entity is a problem. You can’t just say “Lol, I was just joking” or “It was just a meme” when you get called out for doing something wrong.
PewDiePie hasn’t made a response as of this writing, but it wouldn’t be a shock if one does show up on YouTube. As a content creator, PewDiePie has created more than one piece that defied good taste, and it won’t be the last. Ultimately, YouTube has the last say-so in what gets removed/what stays. If they change their mind, we’ll for sure hear about it.
If you’re curious to hear the Cocomelon diss track by PewDiePie, it may not be on YouTube, you can likely find it on other avenues on the internet.