By Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – 31-year-old Star YouTuber Felipe Neto revealed he has received death threats after criticizing militiamen and President Bolsonaro’s supporters.
In an interview with “Veja” magazine, the young man came forward with what happened. “I have been criticizing militiamen and people tied to thoughts of extreme violence. I often receive death threats. I live under extremely tight security, as does my family. Now, more than that, I fear for Brazil”, he said.
According to him, President Bolsonaro’s supporters who target him online are similar to Justin Bieber’s fans.
“Notice the criticism that comes from President Bolsonaro’s supporters. They don’t present any arguments. They’re just aggressive and offensive. They’re adults acting like teenage Justin Bieber fans”, he emphasized.
When asked about upsides of the current government, he added: “One of the few upsides of this government, apart from a few economic measures, is that it has united sensible people against those who love dictatorships. So much so that there are people from both the left, the center, and the right among Bolsonaro’s opposition”.
Rio born Felipe Neto Rodrigues Vieira is a well known YouTuber in Brazil, and with over 32 million subscribers is the 24th most-subscribed member on the website.
He started his YouTuber career by talking about celebrities, movies, daily activities in some criticizing or funny way, being the first YouTube channel to reach 1 million subscribers in Brazil.
Felipe is the founder of Paramaker, a business of network inside of YouTube, which owns channels like Parafernalha, IGN Brasil Network, managing approximately 5,000 channels, as an effort to professionalize the online video market in Brazil.