PewDiePie racks up £1 million eBay bid in four hours for Sonic drawing

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PewDiePie racks up £1 million eBay bid in four hours for Sonic drawing



Felix is flogging his, um, masterpiece (Picture: eBay/Getty)YouTuber PewDiePie has racked up a whopping £1 million bid on eBay for his questionable drawing of Sonic The Hedgehog and we have so many questions.
He really used a bit of artistic licence on this one.
The Swedish gamer, who boasts a following of more than 95 million, shared a link to his reimagined artwork of the cartoon character, tweeting: ‘It pains me to sell this that Ive hold on to for so long, but money is tight.’
While the bidding reached £10,000 within 10 minutes, at the time of writing it stands at £1,000,100 with 133 bids – and six days left.
Pewds – real name Felix Kjellberg – created his, um, masterpiece after fans were horrified by the character’s design in the upcoming Sega movie, which featured teeth, freakishly long fingers, and a weirdly slender physique.
Seriously, it’s branded into our memories.
The 29-year-old took it upon himself to ‘fix’ the design in a recent video, reasoning: ‘Surely I can’t make it any worse than it was in that trailer.’
Bold words.
‘Why does it look so creepy?’ he despaired mid-way though the process. ‘I’m trying!’

We have so many questions (Picture: eBay)Finishing it up, he begged: ‘God forgive me,’ as he compared the two horrifiying designs.
The YouTuber isn’t the only one to have slammed the character’s design in the movie trailer, with John Mathieson, the cinematographer of the upcoming Ryan Reynolds movie Detective Pikachu declaring: ‘Our film is better than Sonic the Hedgehog.
‘Funny enough, I was offered [Sonic the Hedgehog],’ he said. ‘And after watching the trailer, I thought, “I’m so glad we don’t look like that”.’

‘If all we’re talking about is how these two films look, our film is better than Sonic the Hedgehog and I’m sorry, I don’t care who I upset by saying that, but I think it looks better.’
The shade of it all.
Meanwhile, Jeff Fowler, the director of the Sonic movie, recently stunned fans by announcing his team would fix the character’s design.

Felix reasoned that ‘money is tight’ (Picture: Twitter)‘The message is loud and clear,’ Jeff tweeted. ‘You aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen.
‘Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast.’
 
It’s unclear how drastic these redesigns will be, but considering the film is set to be released on 7 November in the US, time is certainly not on their side.
Time to call in PewDiePie, guys.

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