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DrLupo is selling special shirts to raise money for children’s cancer research

Published: 8/Nov/2018 1:25 Updated: 8/Nov/2018 1:27

by Albert Petrosyan

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Twitch superstar Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo has once again turned his time, efforts, and resources towards doing philanthropic work.

The popular streamer, who has been involved with charity work in the past, has partnered up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to sell special shirts in an effort to raise money for children’s cancer research. 

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The shirts are priced at $25 each and are sold and distributed through Design by Humans, with 100% of the profits benefiting St. Jude and the renowned work they do for children. 

The goal of this effort is to have 5,000 shirts sold by November 20, with the sales ending precisely before the clock strikes midnight. 

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There are currently over 1080 already sold at the time of this article’s writing, and the website indicates that $15,204 has been raised through this project thus far.

The artwork of the shirt, designed by ‘Twaz,’ is quite extraordinary, as it depicts children’s blocks forming DrLupo’s well-known logo. Around the logo is a script that reads “Build against cancer. Benefiting St. Jude.”

According to a tweet put out by Lupo, this effort is also in collaboration with GuardianCon, a Florida-based premier community gaming event taking place July 5-6, 2019.

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Overall, this is yet another charitable project led by the popular streamer, who has set a goal for himself to raise $1 million for St. Jude by the end of 2018. 

Those who are interested in purchasing a shirt can do so by visiting the webpage linked below. Anyone who purchases a shirt gets their name listed directly on the homepage of the website. 

LINK – DrLupo charity shirt sale for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Who is Hair by Chrissy? Viral TikTok salon drama explained

Published: 15/Oct/2020 13:26

by Georgina Smith

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A popular TikTok hairstylist has turned off comments on all platforms after claims of discrimination went viral, leading to people review bombing her Yelp page. But who exactly is Hair by Chrissy and why has she gone so viral?

Video sharing app TikTok is the perfect breeding ground for virality, with videos going from nothing to hundreds of thousands of likes overnight, trends sweeping its huge user base with its spookily smart algorithm.

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But many users have found themselves coming across huge talking points that have seemingly sprung out of the blue, and one of those phenomena is Hair by Chrissy who has found herself ‘cancelled’ overnight. But many are confused as to exactly who she is and why there are so many videos springing up about her.

Hair by Chrissy is a hair stylist TikToker, with a relatively sizable following of 1.5 million. She has previously styled huge TikTok stars such as Dixie D’Amelio and Cynthia Parker, and owns Habit Salons in both LA and Arizona.

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@hairby_chrissyDark Licorice 🖤 @dixiedamelio w/ Habit extensions 😎 @hairbycindy @hairbybrittah♬ Be Happy – Dixie D’Amelio

Chrissy initially caught some backlash when salon customers emerged with reviews claiming that that the salon was not enforcing the use of masks, in an apparent flouting of recent regulations.

As this criticism began to brew, viral TikToks started to pick up traction that documented the many reviews that had flooded Habit Salon’s Yelp page, claiming that Chrissy had been discriminatory to people of color.

The reviews alleged that Chrissy “doesn’t do ethnic hair” and many viral TikToks claim that the salon has been deleting reviews that in particular call out alleged incidents of misconduct by staff members against people of color.

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Comment on Hair by Chrissy's Yelp! page

Comment on Hair by Chrissy's Yelp! page

One particularly scathing review claimed the salon provided “mediocre hairstyles by an entitled anti-masker. Definitely not worth anyone’s time. Extensions don’t look blended at all and she doesn’t give a crap about you unless you have TikTok followers. This old lady is cancelled.”

Yelp itself even ended up freezing the salon’s review pages due to the “increased public attention,” the viral drama starting to appear on people’s For You Pages globally.

Yelp! freezes Hair by Chrissy's salon's page
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Yelp were forced to step in after the review bombing began.

Hair by Chrissy herself has now turned off comments on all her social media platforms to deflect the hate, but continues to post videos and images to her various accounts. She even reposted a video from her former videographer claiming she’s one of the most “talented and hardworking people he knows.”

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That hasn’t stopped memes about the bizarre incident to flood both TikTok and Twitter, with many joking they are on “Hair by Chrissy TikTok” and saying “Hair by Chrissy on TikTok said I see your White House garden party and I raise you an indoor salon with no masks and questionable aesthetics.”

At the time of writing there has been no formal response to the outrage from the popular TikTok stylist, and they continue to post as normal.

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