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Mr Beast goes undercover as news anchor for $20k giveaway

Published: 7/May/2020 22:33

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson is known for giving away insane amounts of cash in creative ways, and has taken his talents to the next level with an “undercover” operation in light of current global affairs.

While Mr Beast has opened free banks, free car dealerships, and even tipped wait staff with actual gold bars, it’s a bit harder to pull off such stunts with the ongoing worldwide situation in mind.

Thus, the YouTuber opted to go virtual with his next giveaway in an operation that might even rival classic spy movies — with a comedic twist, of course.

Mr Beast, Instagram
YouTube star Mr Beast is known for giving out huge amounts of money in creative ways, such as his stunt where he gave a limitless credit card to strangers under the pretense that they couldn’t go over its “limit.”

Going undercover as a news anchor, college professor, construction worker and even a lawyer, Mr Beast and his crew used their connections to score video interviews with individuals affected by the global crisis under the pretense of interviews and case studies.

With a $200k budget in hand, the social media star shocked teachers, students, and others who had been negatively impacted by the issue, who he tricked into thinking they were merely part of a survey.

Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast and friend Chris went undercover as college professors in a bid to surprise teachers and students with quick cash to aid in the current global crisis.

One interviewee admitted that she hadn’t had a car since August 2019, which she claimed she would put her $5,000 towards after Mr Beast blew his cover.

The content creator nearly shed a tear himself, after giving away $10k to a New York-based woman who’d been laid off, who began crying after he revealed his charitable plans.

“Rent will be paid,” she said. “Maybe I can get a good night’s sleep tonight, and maybe I can pay it forward like you guys did for me.”

Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast nearly shed a tear after hearing one woman’s testimony and reaction to being gifted $10k.

However, this is far from the greatest of Mr Beast’s future plans; the YouTuber admitted that his video call giveaway stunt was merely the beginning of the charitable exploits he has penned for the coming years.

“This is just the beginning of what I want to do,” he revealed. “Over the next few years, I want to help thousands of people.”

Having planted over 20 million trees, directly impacted struggling families in his own community and even aiding those impacted by global affairs, it’s no secret that Mr Beast is one of the internet’s most philanthropic stars, rising to the top alongside names like David Dobrik to spread smiles one video at a time.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.