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MrBeast jokes about almost “going bankrupt” over his free store promotion

Published: 16/Jun/2019 18:37 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 18:39

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is known for both his insane challenge videos and his habit for giving out free cash, as evidenced by his June 15 video, where he and his crew opened up a “free store.”

Unlike his $1 store from late January, this time, MrBeast and co. let shoppers haul off with one item each – for absolutely free.

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MrBeast’s video on the topic saw a slew of shoppers from throughout his community take part in the festivities, “buying” everything from gaming consoles to HD TVs, which he’d purchased from a tech store – and even a bag of blackened bananas.

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Of course, MrBeast isn’t one to withhold his generosity, and even gave out wads of cash to customers via his “rewards program” (meaning that the lucky guy who made off with the bananas got $500 in compensation).

The former mayor of MrBeast’s city also made a showing for the project, sharing his favorite video from the squad and claiming that he was up to participate in their next crazy stunt.

MrBeast’s “free store” didn’t go off without a hitch, however; the YouTuber shared a few mishaps that occurred prior to the video’s upload on June 15, claiming that some shoppers had traveled to the location of his $1 store, instead, while others waited in line outside his new store a full day before it was scheduled to open.

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The YouTuber even joked that he was “going bankrupt” due to giving away the free goodies, claiming that his “investors” would be angry at their lack of profit – prompting him to plug his merch, instead.

MrBeast claimed that his inspiration for the free store stemmed from his $1 shop in January, admitting that he didn’t want shoppers to “to not be able to afford stuff.”

While MrBeast is hailed as a good Samaritan throughout the internet, he’s doing more than giving out wads of cash: the YouTuber is even opening his own homeless shelter, as announced in a Tweet on June 12.

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Despite many approving of his idea, some fans pointed out that MrBeast’s funds would be better spent supporting existing shelters, prompting him to reply that he might switch up his idea in the future – possibly opting for a food bank, instead.

Whatever the case may be, there’s no denying that MrBeast has made a wholesome impact on the YouTube community at large, reaching a whopping 20 million subscribers on the platform in the process.

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Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.

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Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.

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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.

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In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.

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“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.