MrBeast responds to bizarre criticism of his tree planting project

Published: 27/Oct/2019 15:10 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 15:33

by Daniel Cleary


YouTube star Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson has responded to criticism after announcing the Team Trees fundraiser on October 25 which plans to plant 20 million trees.

Many of YouTube’s biggest content creators have rallied in support of MrBeast after he announced that he would be starting up a fundraiser in efforts to plant 20 million trees in a fight against climate change.

Despite the overwhelming support he received for his latest project, the YouTuber still received some criticism from those highlighting that there are better ways to fight the earth’s largest problem.

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MrBeast responded to those critics explaining that he wasn’t expecting to singlehandedly solve the world climate issues, instead highlighting that any action should be treated as a positive.

“Just to be clear we all realize 20 million trees won’t fix climate change,” the YouTuber admitted, “But at the end of the day 20 million more trees is better than 0!”

He then highlighted that a lack of action across the past few years is part of the reason why climate change had gotten to such a bad state, “We want to take action because doing nothing is how we got here!”

Many expressed to MrBeast that his efforts in fighting climate change could be better focused on preserving the current rainforests as planting new trees would take years until it would have a considerable impact.

“Planting trees is good but its a long term solution,” said one of his fans, linking him a video that highlighted the differences, “saving trees that are fully grown is better.”

MrBeast has already received massive support from some YouTubers with other creators such as Casey Neistat onboard promoting Team Trees to help him reach his goal.

As of the time of writing, the YouTube star has already raised enough money to plant over 1.5 million trees only two days after he announced the initiative.


Nessa Barrett hits back at critics after posting photo of her smoking

Published: 17/Jan/2021 12:14

by Georgina Smith


TikTok star Nessa Barrett has called out critics on her Instagram story after uploading an image of her smoking, with the influencer calling them “soft” and saying she doesn’t care.

18-year-old Nessa Barrett is a hugely popular star on social media app TikTok, with over 13 million followers on the platform alone.

Like many on the app, Nessa is known for her lip-sync and dance content, getting millions of likes and views on just about every video she posts.

The social media star has also proven in the past that she’s not afraid to speak her mind, whether that’s against criticism directed towards her, or in calling out other people.

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Nessa Barrett has more than 13 million followers on TikTok

At the start of the new year, she called out people who weren’t obeying health regulations following a divisive influencer vacation to the Bahamas, calling them “selfish.”

However, now the criticism has been directed toward her again after she uploaded a series of pictures with TikToker Cooper Noriega, showing the pair both lighting and smoking cigarettes together.

While the image got over 1 million likes, there were some people in the comments who didn’t agree that the image should have been uploaded publicly, telling Nessa that they feel as though she shouldn’t have uploaded them in the first place.


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“Yikes, promoting cigarette smoking to your young impressionable fans? Do better,” one commenter wrote, others saying simply “don’t smoke” and, “cigs are bad for you.”

Following the outrage from some commenters, Nessa decided to post one of the messages on her Instagram story in order to respond to the backlash and tell people that she wasn’t bothered.

Next to the comment and the image of her and Cooper smoking, she wrote, “you guys are so soft lmao. Stfu because I don’t care.”

Nessa Barrett responds to backlash on Instagram story

Nessa’s response clearly explained where she stands on the subject of the backlash, though it likely wasn’t the response that many wanted to hear. Fans seem to be split down the middle, with many referencing the fact the TikTok star Charli D’Amelio was slammed for a similar situation back in August.

Nessa is clearly standing by her new Instagram photos, at least for the time being.