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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Pokimane responds to transphobia accusations after Discord DMs emerge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 2:15

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Pokimane has been accused of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist after a mod tried to blame her for discriminating against a trans girl, but she apologized and maintained her innocence.

Iman ‘Pokimane’ Anys is normally in the spotlight for the right reasons. However, she’s been caught up in drama lately after leaked documents about her relationship with Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan surfaced.

Pokimane denied the allegations, and it looked like smooth sailing from here on out. But now, another incident has surfaced. It’s a serious one that has thrown her into drama yet again.

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Pokimane has been caught up in one drama after another lately.

Pokimane’s official Discord server has a role exclusive to girls, but users can’t get it unless they confirm their gender by speaking in voice chat. It’s supposed to be a failsafe way to stop male viewers from pretending to be females for trolling purposes.

However, a mod rejected a trans girl from the role. He claimed he was following orders and deflected the blame onto Pokimane. Apparently, the trans girl persisted, which ultimately lead to being banned from the server.

This sparked an uproar on social media. Some people even accused Pokimane of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF). Fortunately, she responded quickly and assured fans that everybody is welcome in her community.

“I’m looking into this with said mod/proof of the conversation that was held between them,” she said. [I] will [also] contact SHSLChris directly to resolve this and to assure she is welcomed properly.”

“Anyone in my community should be welcomed with open arms no matter what gender/sexuality,” she added. “I’m so sorry if anyone was made to feel otherwise, especially by a mod. That is not okay, and I’ll make sure it’s properly handled.”

“Furthermore, I’ve unmodded the person in question,” she said, implying that he acted independently.

“Again, I’m so sorry for this interaction, as it is not something I reinforce/a rule of mine, and is far from representative of my personal opinions, as I truly support the trans community.”

The key takeaway is the mod appears to have acted or interpreted the rules in his own way, and has since been unmodded.

Pokimane also maintained her innocence and claimed she is in full support of the trans community. Whether the affected user will accept her invite back into the Discord remains to be seen.