ONE of the biggest internet stars in the world has condemned his fans for defacing a memorial.

Brighton-based YouTube celebrity Pewdiepie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, said fans who vandalised a Second World War memorial in New York were “disgusting”.

The memorial was daubed with the phrase “Subscribe to Pewdiepie” – a reference to an ongoing battle he has with another YouTube channel, T-series, to remain the most subscribed to person on the online video site.

Both channels have more than 89 million subscribers, with Pewdiepie currently leading the way by just over 100,000 followers.

Pewdiepie has been a big supporter of the campaign, eager for his fans to keep him in pole position.

But he has now spoken out against the vandalism of the memorial, asking his supporters not to do anything “illegal” for the cause.

In his latest online video, published on Tuesday, the YouTube personality condemned the graffiti.

He said: “I don’t think I’ve done anything to condone this sort of behaviour, it’s disgusting.

“Obviously I don’t condone it whatsoever.

“I don’t know why anyone got it in their mind to do this, it’s stupid.”

Pewdiepie had asked his fans to keep him updated on the status of the war memorial.

Later, one of his American fans, called Cole, messaged a photo of the memorial to Pewdiepie on Twitter, showing the graffiti had been removed.

Pewdiepie then replied to the tweet saying he was glad it had been fixed and that he had made a donation to the park the memorial stands in.