YouTuber PewDiePie Saves Jesus H. Christ (No Clickbait)

Felix "Pewdipie" Kjellberg is the most successful YouTuber on the platform with a lightning rod for controversy permanently glued to his head. Each of his videos are examined under the MSM's electron microscope, everyone looking for a new angle on how to write about the content creator. There's been plenty of valid criticism: calling out his controversial antics, attacks on fellow YouTubers for defending their content and love of lobster man Jordan B. Peterson.

*Warning* PewDiePie compliments ahead

Still, that doesn't mean everything Pewds has done is completely awful. In early 2017, a man whose actual name is Jesus H. Christ was banned on Fiverr, a website where users can pay a fee to small time creators for custom content. Jesus dressed up as his namesake deity, but was banned from the platform after a few months. His plight caught the attention of PewDiePie who brought attention to Christ's channel. The channel shot up to 5,000 subscribers seemingly overnight and led to a solid YouTube career of more than 900,000 subscribers.

On January 6, 2019, Christ posted a much more somber video. He wasn't in his usual tunic and robe, instead wearing a hoodie, a beanie and a heavy frown. In the video, Christ claims he was a member of a cult, known as the Church of Latter Day Saints (or Mormonism) and "that it was because of YouTube that (he) was able to learn the truth about the organization (he) had dedicated his life to." Choking back tears, Christ says that his kids are still a member of the cult and that his parents and ex-wife have been trying to strip him of all his parental rights. While he did not offer any details on the alleged cult, he did however ask for help.

The money for his lawyer's retainer had run out, and Christ needed money for a 730 Child Custody Evaluation. He asked his YouTube fan base for help and donations so that he could get his kids back and move past this nightmare. The next day, PewDiePie gave Christ and his Patreon a shout-out, boosting it's visibility and giving his channel millions of views. PewDiePie's subreddit, with more than a million subscribers, gathered around Christ's cause and pulled attention to the video.

Over the next few days, Christ got nearly 3,000 donations on Patreon totaling $16,750; he only needed $13,500 to cover his legal fees and expenses. Christ also had a PayPal link, but it's unclear how much he raised there.

Christ posted one last update video on January 12, titled "PewDiePie saves Jesus again!" Christ was back in character and thanked everyone for the help, though it's unclear what actually happened with the money or his kids.

In PewDiePie's most recent video, he thanks his fans for rallying together and supporting the Fiverr superstar. "I never thought about the impact me commenting or making a video has on actual people," Pewds says. "I'm really proud that this channel is so open and willing to help other people in need, I think that's really cool."

PewDiePie gets a lot of (justified) hate, but it's also important to point out the success stories. Without Pewds, Jesus H. Christ might still be in a cult or unable to ever see his kids. It's the exact opposite of an "oopsie."

Newsweek reached out to Jesus H. Christ for comment.