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David Dobrik gives bizarre car to YouTuber trading sand for a Tesla

Published: 27/Sep/2020 11:26

by Georgina Smith

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TikToker and YouTuber Isaiah Photo has been on a mission to trade a worthless pot of sand item by item until he receives a Tesla (from Elon Musk himself), and YouTube star David Dobrik has helped him on his way by trading him a car, though it isn’t quite a Tesla.

A trend that has surged in popularity on TikTok in 2020 is the trading challenge. This sees somebody seeking to trade a mundane and functionally worthless item for progressively more and more expensive items until they end up with something insanely valuable, without having to spend a penny.

The trend has seen accounts become hugely popular as a result of the trend, with TikToker Demi Skipper set out to trade her way all the way up to a house with just a bobby pin. While she hasn’t achieved her ultimate goal just yet she’s made some insane trades and has scooped up 4.5 million followers in the process.

YouTube: David Dobrik
David Dobrik has one of the biggest channels on YouTube.

Isaiah Photo set out to do something similar in July, collecting a tiny pot of sand from the beach and listing it online to see if anyone was willing to trade with him. He was successful, swapping the sand for two wetsuits worth over $100 dollars, setting the ball well and truly rolling.

Having traded all the way up to a $4000 guitar, Isaiah wanted to enlist the help of a huge creator for his next swap, and set about advertising on a billboard to hopefully grab insanely popular YouTuber David Dobrik’s attention.

The crazy plan worked and David agreed to swap Isaiah’s guitar for something, though initially, he didn’t reveal exactly what that was going to be.

As the hopeful swapper stood facing David, his latest item pulled up behind him; a customized Hollywood tour bus that David claims is worth up to $15,000.

Even bobby pin swapper Demi Skipper had something to say about the huge trade, saying “I’m not gonna lie, I’m impressed!” under David’s video about the bizarre trade.

@daviddobrikThe trade has been completed!!! Hahahah good luck dude @isaiahphoto♬ original sound – DAVID DOBRIK

Spurred on by the success of his latest high profile encounter, Isaiah called upon the #sandtotesla viewers to flood Logan Paul’s comments to let him know about the crazy project. It may well be Logan who ends up with the Hollywood tour bus next.

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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.”

David Dobrik hates nature
YouTube: New Views Podcast Highlights
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.