DrLupo gets emotional after raising over $1 million for St. Jude's children's charity - Dexerto
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DrLupo gets emotional after raising over $1 million for St. Jude’s children’s charity

Published: 23/Dec/2018 18:44 Updated: 23/Dec/2018 18:45

by David Purcell

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Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo shared an emotional moment with his wife after announcing that he’d finally reached $1 million dollars in donations for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital during 2018. 

The popular steamer announced the news during a 24-hour charity livestream on December 23, before he was unceremoniously killed by a player called FunkOps on Fortnite.  

“I don’t even care, FunkOps you enjoy that dude” he said, before his wife came rushing into the room to give him a hug. “That’s a million dollars in one year. I love you.” 

The clip below, which was saved by MrsDrLupo, allowed the couple to capture and share their emotional reaction after they had reached their donation goal.

The pair have since tweeted about the accomplishment, paying homage to everybody who go involved to help them on their journey. 

“Thank you for being part of something bigger than yourself. Love like this makes the world go round.” Lupo tweeted. “This is why I stream”. 

Lupo and his fans helped raise $356,000 at Florida’s GuardianCon event during back in the summer of 2018, which at the time took him up to $659,000 in donations. 

On December 21, the streamer had raised $730,000 and now – since the livestream has ended on December 23 – that total has eclipsed the $1 million mark. 

Both Ben Lupo and his wife have been congratulated by many people from the gaming community, fans and streamers alike, with names such as Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, Dennis “Cloak” Lepore taking a minute of their time to show their appreciation. 

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Charli D’Amelio slams “hurtful” rumors that her parents force her to post online

Published: 18/Jan/2021 22:29

by Virginia Glaze

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As the current queen of TikTok, Charli D’Amelio is no stranger to being swept up in internet drama — but a recent rumor involving her family has caused the star to lash out in a series of social media posts.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Boasting over 106 million fans on the viral video app, Charli saw a huge surge in growth throughout 2020, acquiring her own makeup line and even scoring a partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts, among other accomplishments.

With great internet fame comes great… drama, apparently, as the youngest D’Amelio sibling also found herself in a slew of “scandals” last year — and the turmoil isn’t over yet, as the New Year seems to be kicking off with a disturbing rumor regarding Charli’s parents.

The rumor itself, circulating online via comments on Instagram tea pages and TikTok fan accounts, alleges that Charli is unhappy being an influencer and is “forced” to post TikToks by her parents to keep up with their elevated lifestyle.

Charli D'Amelio hits back at rumors
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The D’Amelio family have been a source of near-constant rumors and speculation among fans ever since Charli and Dixie’s rise to fame.

However, Charli has vehemently denied these claims, as told in a series of biting comments via TikTok on January 18, 2021.

“I am so fortunate to have such amazing parents, and when people spread fake, hurtful and false rumors about my family, I have to put my foot down,” she began.

“I have an amazing dad and family who have never hurt or taken advantage of me, ever. Please stop spreading these lies. If I am not in the mood to post, I don’t. No one is forcing me. My parents care about my mental health more than anything.”

It seems that Charli’s reply has been met with mixed reviews among critics, who claim that the star is avoiding responsibility for a recent Bahamas vacation — but this is far from the first time the D’Amelio’s have had to address similar rumors that spiraled out of control.

Last year, Dixie released a comparable response after fans claimed that her parents treated her poorly and “worse” than her younger sister, with YouTube drama channels pointing out moments in family videos where the eldest D’Amelio sibling was being teased.

Dixie D'Amelio tiktok comments
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Dixie was very blunt with those making accusations of her parents’ alleged favoritism.

Luckily, both stars shut down the rumors quickly and brutally — although there’s no telling what other theories fans are bound to come up with in the future.