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MrBeast responds to accusations of giving away fake money

Published: 28/Nov/2019 0:04

by Virginia Glaze

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Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson is known as the “Good Samaritan” of YouTube, famous for giving away vast amounts of cash in his videos. However, critics are claiming that the star is duping viewers in a significant way.

MrBeast uploaded a video on November 23 in which he opened a “free bank,” where he gave out cash to citizens in need through his “loan department” without requiring them to pay him back.

While the YouTuber’s charity was enough to bring two women to tears, critics pointed out a damning flaw in his project, noting that one of the dollar bills featured in the video read “Motion Picture” rather than “The United States of America” as seen on legal tender.

Thus, fans across the net believed the bills to be fake, which MrBeast addressed during an interview with Drama Alert’s Daniel “KEEMSTAR” Keem on November 27.

According to Donaldson, the reason he’d chosen to use fake bills was to mitigate potential safety risks for his customers, noting that giving out real cash could lead to danger for everyone involved.

MrBeast, YouTubeFans noticed that one of the bills in MrBeast’s video was faked – leading to speculation that his entire video was merely a huge ruse.

“Long story short, if you have hundreds of people in one location, and you’re just handing out tons of money – if you’re handing out actual, real money, there are safety and security risks,” he explained. “Imagine when I give someone $10k, and they walk out the door, and all these other people see that you have $10k. As a responsible person, I can’t do that.”

Rather than sending the customers off with fake money, though, the YouTuber claimed that he gave them a check for the amount they’d agreed to once the cameras stopped rolling, admitting that the bills were merely props to prevent possible theft and bodily harm.

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That’s not all: MrBeast admitted that the video boasted a “massive” budget, claiming that he gave out “six figures” worth of money with the project.

“It’s just more security reasons,” he continued. “We can’t have six figures in actual cash there. …it’s just not responsible.”

Despite the speculation, it looks like the internet’s philanthropist has avoided being “canceled” – and even managed to carry out his project responsibly, in the process.

Fortnite

NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.