The Twitterverse slammed Bella Thorne after she presented the Teen Choice award for Male Choice Web Star with her boyfriend Gregg Sulkin, and appeared to throw shade at the Internet star (a.k.a. Felix Kjellberg) while announcing the nominees.
"Felix something, something, something, you know what? Be here if you want to hear the rest of your name," Bella said. And then chaos broke out on Twitter.
BELLA JUST SHADED PEWDIEPIE WHEN HES THE MOST SUBSCRIBED PERSON ON YOUTUBE ???? WHATS A BELLA THORNE— leah L^3 (@Iukeboyfr) August 17, 2015
"felix something something something .. you know what be here if you want to hear the rest of your name" bella thorne you did not just— victoria ♡ (@HogwartsYouTube) August 17, 2015
Not long after the comments rolled in, Bella hit Twitter to respond, tweeting that what looked like a diss on her part was actually just words from the script she was reading.
"bella thorne is an actual celebrity while youtubers aren't" meanwhile pewdiepie could buy her life 6 times lmao pic.twitter.com/BgFEeBo5Vy— maxine!! (@harajukou) August 17, 2015
I knew how to say his name It was part of the script. A joke. I didn't write it. Calm down. Nothing but love for @pewdiepie— bella thorne (@bellathorne) August 17, 2015
Although PewDiePie didn't win the award (that went to fellow YouTuber Cameron Dallas), it turns out he has a huge loyal fan base. To date, he has over 38 million (!) YouTube subscribers and over 6 million Twitter followers.
Followers you don't want to mess with.