Charli D'Amelio stuns Dixie with extremely rare $30K birthday gift - Dexerto
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Charli D’Amelio stuns Dixie with extremely rare $30K birthday gift

Published: 17/Aug/2020 6:53

by Brad Norton

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Charli D’Amelio took birthday gifts to an all-new level as she left her sister Dixie stunned with an extraordinary $30,000 present on her special day.

The D’Amelio sisters have exploded in popularity over the past few months due to their social media efforts across TikTok and other platforms. Charli boasts nearly 6.5 million subscribers on YouTube alone after just eight months and 11 uploads.

Her latest video is sure to turn heads as per usual. In large part, due to the extraordinary lengths the internet celebrity went to for her sister’s birthday. Rather than buying a typical gift off of local store shelves, she tasked popular Instagram star Benjamin Kickz with a globetrotting task.

The journey saw him travel to Paris to hunt down an extremely rare pair of sneakers. Not only that, but they had to be in one of the hardest sizes to find as well.

 

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“She wants to get her sister a pair of Jordan 1 Dior’s in a size six,” he explained. This dual-branded release was limited to just 8,500 pairs at its time of arrival in July.

As with any rare sneaker, prices tend to be more reasonable for common sizes in the middle of the pack. It’s with larger or smaller sizes that the cost ramps up to an often-extreme amount.

At the time of writing, a US 10 can be picked up for under $10,000. However, a US 14 could run you closer to $50,000 due to how few pairs actually exist in this size. Dixie’s shoe size comes in at a US 6 so they had their work cut out for them trying to acquire the rare item.

They were near-impossible to track down in time, with Kickz even offering far more lucrative trades to others in the US. No one was willing to part ways with the size 6 sneakers, even for tens of thousands of dollars.

Kickz couldn’t grab a single pair in the United States but quickly hopped on a flight to Paris. He was able to track them down and bring them back to Charli before her sister’s birthday. “I’ve never had a pair of shoes like that where I’m… nervous about them,” she said upon seeing them for the first time.

When it came time to reveal the rare gift, Dixie was shocked by a fake surprise at first. The family tricked her with an oversized ribbon on a sports car outside.

But, when she walked back into their house, the Dior x Air Jordan’s were waiting for her on the table.

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Pokimane responds to transphobia accusations after Discord DMs emerge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 2:15

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Pokimane has been accused of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist after a mod tried to blame her for discriminating against a trans girl, but she apologized and maintained her innocence.

Iman ‘Pokimane’ Anys is normally in the spotlight for the right reasons. However, she’s been caught up in drama lately after leaked documents about her relationship with Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan surfaced.

Pokimane denied the allegations, and it looked like smooth sailing from here on out. But now, another incident has surfaced. It’s a serious one that has thrown her into drama yet again.

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Pokimane has been caught up in one drama after another lately.

Pokimane’s official Discord server has a role exclusive to girls, but users can’t get it unless they confirm their gender by speaking in voice chat. It’s supposed to be a failsafe way to stop male viewers from pretending to be females for trolling purposes.

However, a mod rejected a trans girl from the role. He claimed he was following orders and deflected the blame onto Pokimane. Apparently, the trans girl persisted, which ultimately lead to being banned from the server.

This sparked an uproar on social media. Some people even accused Pokimane of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF). Fortunately, she responded quickly and assured fans that everybody is welcome in her community.

“I’m looking into this with said mod/proof of the conversation that was held between them,” she said. [I] will [also] contact SHSLChris directly to resolve this and to assure she is welcomed properly.”

“Anyone in my community should be welcomed with open arms no matter what gender/sexuality,” she added. “I’m so sorry if anyone was made to feel otherwise, especially by a mod. That is not okay, and I’ll make sure it’s properly handled.”

“Furthermore, I’ve unmodded the person in question,” she said, implying that he acted independently.

“Again, I’m so sorry for this interaction, as it is not something I reinforce/a rule of mine, and is far from representative of my personal opinions, as I truly support the trans community.”

The key takeaway is the mod appears to have acted or interpreted the rules in his own way, and has since been unmodded.

Pokimane also maintained her innocence and claimed she is in full support of the trans community. Whether the affected user will accept her invite back into the Discord remains to be seen.