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Mr Beast brings flood victims to tears with circle money challenge

Published: 7/Mar/2020 22:38 Updated: 7/Mar/2020 22:42

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and internet philanthropist Mr Beast is known for giving out insane amounts of cash and orchestrating impossible challenges — and this time, he combined the two for a good cause.

Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson is one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, boasting over 31.5 million subscribers thanks to his outrageous content and generous cash giveaways.

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However, the social media celebrity is also hailed for his jaw-dropping acts of charity, having planted 20 million trees with his “Team Trees” project and even opening free car dealerships and banks for families in need.

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Mr Beast took his charitable donations to the next level with a unique challenge.

This time, the YouTuber put a twist on his usual content: he partnered up with a local soup kitchen, families in need, and even random strangers with a unique challenge that tasked them with putting however many items they wanted inside a circle of unknown size.

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If their items fit inside the circle, they would get to keep their haul. If not, their goodies would go back on the shelf — but, of course, Mr Beast is a generous content creator, who gave some special privileges to those in need during his video.

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Mr Beast followed up from his promise to donate $20k to a local food bank, and even gave them extra supplies with his unique circle challenge.

To start his charitable donation, Mr Beast challenged a local soup kitchen with fitting as much food as they could inside of a huge circle in a grocery store. After expanding their circle just a bit to fit all the goods, the YouTuber even donated a whopping $20k to the org, as promised in his luxury food taste-testing upload a week earlier.

That’s not all: he went on to help an elderly couple whose home had been hit by a flood, replacing their ruined furniture with $25k worth of new pieces, which the group somehow managed to fit inside his duct taped circle.

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Mr Beast donated an entire house full of new furniture to flood victims, using his circle challenge.

That’s not even the most emotional part of his video: the tears began to flow after Mr Beast gifted two women in need a whopping $10k in home goods, and even wrote a $10k check to go towards a new car and various medical expenses.

“I cannot believe this,” one of the women said through tears. “Nobody has ever helped me this much in my life. I waited all my life… I’m about to have a heart attack.”

The star went on to donate to an elementary school baseball team, an organization for people with learning disabilities, and even helped his friend stock up supplies for his baby – a surprising continuation, considering his video was completely unsponsored, leaving him to foot the bill.

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This latest video marks yet another stunning act of charity from one of YouTube’s biggest personalities, which ended in a price point of over $100,000.

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Thomas Petrou slams Bryce Hall’s accusations of stealing from Hype House

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Thomas Petrou and Bryce Hall have sparked quite the feud after Hall accused Petrou — co-founder of the Hype House — of stealing money from his own content creators.

It’s no secret that the Hype House and the Sway House aren’t on friendly terms, with the two getting into a fierce beef throughout this past year (remember that time the Sway boys drove to the Hype House to confront Chase Hudson?).

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While Hall has confirmed that their feud with the Hype House is definitely real, it seems that he’s going “full send” on his distaste for the group by accusing co-founder Thomas Petrou of outright stealing money from the HH’s content creators.

During an interview with Tom Ward on October 8, Hall made some serious claims about Petrou’s business practices, stating that he’d “stolen” money from the TikTokers working underneath the content collective.

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“I’ll say it — he steals money,” Hall stated. “He steals money from those kids. These kids are — I love a lot of people in the Hype House, but they are not the smartest people. …maybe not now, because I haven’t talked to them in four or five months, and maybe somebody said something to him, but he, at the beginning, was stealing money for sure.”

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Hall’s claims didn’t go unnoticed; Petrou responded to the accusations shortly thereafter, denying having ever stolen money from those in the Hype House in a pointed Instagram reply on a tea page.

“That’s a complete lie,” he wrote. “I’ve never taken a percentage of anyone in the Hype House. Ask everyone who’s a part of it. The whole reason I started this was to help the people around me make sure they weren’t getting taken advantage of by their managers and agents.”

Thomas Petrou denies Bryce Hall's allegations of stealing money from Hype House creators.

This isn’t the first time Hall has struck out at Petrou in recent days, either; the Sway House TikToker also slammed Thomas’s spending habits, claiming that he “spends his money like an idiot” on pricey cars instead of saving up wisely.

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For now, it doesn’t look like there’s any love lost between these two social media stars as things continue to escalate between two of TikTok’s biggest creators.