PewDiePie says Tana Mongeau "didn't deserve" to win Streamy Award
18 December 2019, 15:25 | Updated: 18 December 2019, 15:56
It's safe to say PewDiePie does not rate "insufferable" Tana Mongeau.
PewDiePie recently announced he was taking a well-deserved break from YouTube after growing "very tired" with it all. But before he begins his 2020 hiatus, PewDiePie left his fans with a parting gift – an absolute roasting of fellow YouTuber Tana Mongeau.
In a YouTube video posted on 17 December, PewDiePie reacted to the news that Tana won Creator of the Year at the 2019 Streamy Awards (13 Dec), beating David Dobrik, Emma Chamberlain and Lily Singh. He even said that she didn't deserve the title… ouch.
"It’s so cringe to rip on Tana, like yeah she’s insufferable but I don’t want to make a whole deal out of it," he began. "When Tana said, 'I don’t deserve this' we all felt that."
PewDiePie also mocked the way Tana accepted her award. As she was declared the winner in the Creator of the Year category, Tana was visibly shocked by it all. In a sarcastic way, he then added: "She’s so humble, she doesn’t feel like creator of the year, she’s so down to earth, she’s just like us, no – you literally don’t deserve it, that’s why you feel like that."
PewDiePie insisted that he wasn't ranting about Tana because he was "mad", but because he knows how the awards system works. "I’m not actually mad about this because everyone knows awards shows are just fake anyway," he explained. "It’s all politics, it’s based on who was there, they want to show that they’re giving away awards to people instead of just having people show up in videos or not accepting the award at all."
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i’ve spent the past few days staring at the ceiling replaying every moment of my career wondering how i got this far. honestly after intense contemplation, i have nothing.. as much as i am grateful for this award, i do not and never will feel like “creator of the year”. i’ve never met that mark, i’ve never fit that mold.. i’ve always been the misfit, the outcast, the fuck up.. matter of fact i’ve spent every second of my career KNOWING i’d never be creator of the year.. i held this exact award ONE YEAR AGO, floored that i was even accepting it on behalf of the person that saved my life.. i held it in my hands and said “i know all of you never expected to see me hold a creator of the year award”... for 365 days to go by and to be holding it as my own is the most full circle moment i’ll probably ever feel. it will never feel real. it will never feel like mine- it is yours. i’ve never been so sure that an award show is truly fan voted/not rigged- there is not one person in this industry that could’ve told you two days ago i’d be winning this award. and now they wanna say congratulations......... YOU did this.. i’d like to thank you on behalf of 13 year old me. she made iphone videos hoping that she’d make one of you forget the pain for even one second. she hoped the pain she’d felt would resonate with even one of you. she was just excited Casey Neistat was gonna read her name as a nominee. she would’ve sobbed seeing Shane Dawson cry on a PLATFORM THAT DIDN’T EVEN EXIST YET when he saved her life over an award SHE WON... to be honest i still feel i should be mailing this award to David or Mr. Beast or Emma... this one is for the people who never felt like they’d succeed. who never felt like they’d have a place. thank you for saving me time and time again. thank you for carrying me here. thank you for letting the ups and the downs help us grow. thank you for holding me accountable but cheering on my growth. thank you for growing with me and reminding me it’s okay to be flawed.. here’s to 2020 being for US.. oh and thanks to @jordanworona for believing in me when it was popular not to. i guess.
PewDiePie finished by saying that his friend MrBeast, who was also nominated in the category, was a more worthy winner.
Watch PewDiePie's video here.
He continued: "I think it could be cool to actually have it as a way to actually celebrate the people that did something amazing this year, just like Rewind could be something like that."