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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

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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.

MrBeast, YouTubeMrBeast is known for his charitable donation videos on YouTube.

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.

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Former Vine star reveals truth behind iconic “Adam” meme

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:25

by Alice Hearing

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Former Vine star Patrick Perkins has cleared up a myth about an iconic meme years after it first took the internet by storm.

While Vine shuffled its mortal coil in 2016, many of its biggest stars have carried on with short-form comedy on YouTube and now TikTok, including Lele Pons, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik.

Even now, these short clip compilations still get millions of views on YouTube, and there are still multiple Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them. Several vines have carried on their internet life as memes or gifs and have even been pasted onto merchandise.

The vine in question shows a blonde teenager in glasses blowing a smoke circle using a vape on a desk when the person carrying the camera blows it away. The teen turns to the camera and exasperatedly says “Adam!.”

Adam Perkins and Patrick Perkins Vine stars
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Adam and Patrick starred in several iconic vines.

Now the star himself has come onto TikTok to confirm some lore surrounding him and his twin brother, which has baffled thousands who never knew the truth.

Another iconic and highly quotable vine involving one of the twins shows them walking into his bathroom in just a pair of boxers saying: “Hi, welcome to chillis.” In another, one of the twins begs viewers to stop comparing him to Chicken Little.

To most people, they look like the exact same person.

However, Patrick has explained in a viral TikTok that they’re actually identical twins. Patrick was the star of the vape video, while the other twin is Adam and the star of the Chilli’s vine. He also showed a picture of them together “since a lot of people don’t believe that there are actually two of us.”

Patrick also posted the video to Twitter and users were bowled over by the new information. One person wrote, “I feel like a different person for knowing this,” while another added, “world-shattering revelations are sometimes just small clarifications I guess.”

In less than 24 hours, Patrick’s tweet has amassed 4,000 likes and continues to grow, bringing back a sense of nostalgia for many and clearing up a long-standing internet myth.