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Mr Beast reveals how “stalkers” stopped him from keeping custom Tesla

Published: 11/Mar/2020 20:50

by Virginia Glaze

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Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson is one of YouTube’s top content creators, best known for giving out huge amounts of cash in his videos — but it seems like his reputation has kept him from receiving a massive gift himself.

Mr Beast is hailed across the net as one of social media’s biggest philanthropists, having given away money at “free banks” and even opening a free car dealership for families in need of transportation.

With over 31.9 million subscribers on YouTube, it comes as little surprise that Donaldson boasts a massive fanbase — but fame isn’t all sunshine and roses, as he revealed during a collaborative video with artist “ZHC.”

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Mr Beast is one of YouTube’s top stars, known for his insane challenges and huge cash giveaways.

ZHC, who has historically gifted Mr Beast and other YouTube stars such custom items as phone cases, art prints, and shoes, turned things up a notch by customizing a Tesla with Donaldson’s tiger logo.

After driving the vehicle to Mr Beast’s home state, the YouTuber sadly revealed that he couldn’t actually keep the car, admitting that past home invasions are keeping him cautious of anything that would give away his identity.

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ZHC gifted Mr Beast with an impressive custom Tesla, complete with his own logo on the side.

“I’ve had people break into my house before, and so that would give away where I live,” he explained to ZHC, instead opting to gift the Tesla to one of his friends.

“My house has been broken into before, and I have a lot of stalkers,” he continued. “So I obviously can’t drive a car like this. People will follow me.”

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Therefore, he conducted a match of rock, paper scissors between partners Chris and Chandler, with the winner getting to keep the vehicle, with Chris ultimately emerging the victor.

Mr Beast isn’t the only online superstar who has fallen victim to stalkers: Twitch streamer “Sweet Anita” revealed that a stalker had moved to her city, and even slept outside of her home, claiming that he was later released by police in spite of his disturbing advances.

Even YouTube king PewDiePie has dealt with such issues, notably begging fans to stop visiting his house and even getting robbed in 2019, losing “90%” of his and his wife’s valuables from their home in Japan.

In spite of their massive success online, being famous isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, with Mr Beast’s case being one of many experienced by content creators the world over.

Gaming

Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.