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Elon Musk pledges crazy amount for Mr Beast’s viral tree planting project

Published: 29/Oct/2019 10:08 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 22:06

by Calum Patterson


Update 10/29 3:01 PM PST

Elon Musk has tweeted his support for Mr Beast’s project, pledging an insane one million trees. While it’s possible he was joking (he is well known for his science of memes rants), he did seem serious in his support. If nothing else, it should raise awareness of the campaign beyond just Mr Beast’s reach.

The original article follows.

Jimmy ‘MrBeast‘ Donaldson has recruited the help of his fellow YouTubers to reach his goal of planting 20 million trees, but he may have some unexpected help from Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk too.

On October 25, MrBeast unveiled his plan to plant the millions of trees as a fundraiser on his YouTube channel, and the likes of KEEMSTAR and other top YouTuber’s are also joining in on the #TeamTrees project.

There has been some criticism though, but MrBeast responded, clarifying that he knew the project wouldn’t prevent climate change, but that it was still a move in the right direction.

YouTube: MrBeastMrBeast’s ambitious goal to plant 20 million trees was revealed on October 25.

Three days into the fundraiser, Donaldson revealed that they had already managed to plant 6 million of the planned 20 million new trees.

His viral tweet attracted plenty of attention, not least from Elon Musk himself, who has become increasingly involved in YouTube culture ever since his appearance on PewDiePie’s Meme Review show in February.

“Sounds cool. Where are the trees being planted & what kind of trees?” Musk asked, perhaps intrigued to contribute in some way himself.

MrBeast responded, explaining that the trees are being planted on every continent on earth with the exception of Antarctica, and that the type of tree planted depends on the location.

Arbor Day Foundation, who MrBeast is partnered with for the fundraiser, ensures that new trees planted are “native” to the area.

Even if Elon Musk doesn’t plan on contributing directly, just getting his name and approval linked on social media could do wonders for promoting the cause further.

At the rate MrBeast is going, the project will reach 20 million well ahead of the expected timeframe, helped by his ability to make almost anything go viral.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.