At least 2 images of him have frontpaged, and he helped make Skrillex famous. To say he has zero influence on internet culture is like treating Troll Physics as actual physics. Besides that, we’re making entries on people such as George Takei, so we might as well make an entry.
I don’t think that it’s a good argument that at least 2 images of him have been frontpaged. Trending has absolutely nothing to do with that; the admins chose those pictures of him. And the reasons they did were that they likely had something to do with some other memes.
Yes, he did help make Skrillex famous. But Skrillex has Internet influence by himself. Without deadmau5 he might not have become as popular in the mainstream, but he would still possess the underground presence that he has, which deadmau5 had nothing to do with. Underground music culture can be important; look at songs like Move Your Feet. They became underground hits, but somebody who listens only to mainstream music will not have heard of it. Its popularity comes only from the Internet.
deadmau5, on the other hand, was and is popular not because of the Internet like Skrillex. He has a fanbase in mainstream music culture, and doesn’t have the same level of influence on the underground and the Internet like Skrillex does. Skrillex used the Internet to become popular. deadmau5’s popularity came to the Internet.
George Takei is known for his presence in pro-LGBT support. He is NOT a meme simply for being popular. He spawned a sub-meme-like catchphrase in “Oh, My” and the last time I checked, deadmau5 hasn’t spawned any catchphrases or memes of any kind. He’s a popular electronic music producer, but if we’re not going to make a David Guetta entry (he’s similar to deadmau5), then why make a deadmau5 entry?
Also, he does have some influence on the Internet. I’d just like you to convince me that he has enough influence on Internet culture to merit an entry.
Of course, I’m not sure. If a deadmau5 entry is created, of course I’d like to help out on it, and consider me proven wrong.