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David Dobrik announces Tesla contest winners with surprise FaceTime calls

Published: 6/Oct/2020 22:01 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 22:15

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star David Dobrik has finally revealed the winners of his free Tesla contest — but he had a special surprise in mind for them, which included an unexpected FaceTime call.

David Dobrik is known far and wide throughout the social media sphere for his high-energy vlogs and insane giveaways, which have included everything from thousands of dollars to luxury vehicles.

His latest giveaway includes a similar premise, promising potential U.S. voters the chance of winning a Tesla — with a catch.

The only requirement for fans to win the Tesla was to check their U.S. voter registration status using a special Dobrik-branded website. Once they did this, they were in the clear for a chance at scoring a new car, and a Tesla, at that.

A week later, Dobrik has chosen the winners, which he surprised by giving them a personal Facetime call to deliver the happy news.

Taking to his Instagram Stories, Dobrik shared a few of the phone calls, which went out to five lucky contestants that couldn’t believe what he was saying.

One surprised woman appeared to be in the middle of grocery shopping when Dobrik called her, and worried that the whole ordeal might be an elaborate joke — but the YouTuber assured her that it was, indeed, real, causing her to happily announce the news to her friends.

While a few winners were understandably shocked, one contestant humorously opened the call with a very casual, “Hey,” and answered Dobrik’s announcement that she’d won with a blunt “No I didn’t,” which gave the vlog squad a good laugh after the FaceTime went down.

This is far from the first time the YouTuber has given his fans unexpected surprises in person; Dobrik also hand-delivered his merch in April, along with a nice check for several thousand dollars (and keys to a new car).

Up there with the likes of Mr Beast in terms of philanthropy, David Dobrik is truly bringing good into the world thanks to his YouTube earnings, and he’s making sure his viewers are feeling the love.

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David Dobrik responds to backlash after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing

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After an onslaught of hateful comments, David Dobrik has responded to the backlash he faced for claiming that he “hates nature” on his Views podcast with Jason Nash.

As a huge YouTuber known for massive giveaways and wholesome content, Dobrik’s comments, if at all negative, can cause a stir among his fans. In the episode in question, Dobrik explains at length why he “hates nature,” and how outdoor activities really don’t do it for him.

“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik said. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Angry commenters described Dobrik as “close-minded”

Angry commenters had a lot to say about his opinions on the world around him and on his attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one person wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

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But in the latest episode of Views with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, they discussed the backlash Dobrik faced and read out Dexerto’s article on the subject.

Dobrik explained that fans misunderstood his intentions: “I said I didn’t like nature and by this, I didn’t mean that I don’t care about the ecosystem where I think you shouldn’t recycle and I think you should litter. It was like I just literally do not care for walks.”

“I wasn’t joking about the actual nature but I was kind of like you guys are gonna really hate me for this. I didn’t think people would actually get mad and people are pissed.”

Since the latest episode has aired, angry commenters are nowhere to be seen. It seems that the adamant defenders of nature walks have been appeased.