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PewDiePie explains why he’s canceling $50K ADL donation

Published: 12/Sep/2019 17:09 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 10:51

by Eli Becht

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Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg received a lot of backlash from his fans after announcing a $50,000 donation to the Anti-Defamation League – a donation he has since retracted.

In an attempt to bury the hatchet, PewDiePie made a sizable donation to the ADL, an organization that stands against the defamation of Jewish people, so he could move past his rivalry with the mainstream media.

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However, his fanbase had a lot of issues with this, as r/PewDiePieSubmissions was flooded with angry fans, and he made a since-deleted statement on Twitter defending his donation.

A day later, the tweet has been deleted and he reversed his stance.

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The deleted tweet.

At the beginning of a video on September 12, he announced he was not going through with the donation, and said he was advised to make the donation by his sponsor Honey.

Since he was in the process of getting married, he didn’t have proper time to research a charity he felt strongly about.

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“I made the mistake of picking a charity I was advised to consider instead of picking a charity that I’m personally passionate about,” he explained.  “Which is 100% my fault.”

PewDiePie is YouTube’s biggest individual creator.

Instead, PewDiePie is redirecting the money and saving it for a charity he has more passion for, noting that his fanbase took issue with his relatively brief donation announcement in his 100 million subscriber video.

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“When I uploaded the video talking about the charity it was very brief and people could tell something was off,” he said. “The whole internet just didn’t believe it.”

He explained the donation was done to help him move past all of his previous controversies, including the Christchurch shooter shouting his name out.

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“To be fair, I saw it as an opportunity to put an end to these alt-right claims that have been thrown against me.”

The Swedish YouTuber has not yet said what charity his donation will go to instead, so fans should keep an eye out for that in the future.

This latest installment comes in what has been a whirlwind of major events for PewDiePie, as he got marriedhit 101 million subscribers, and now had his charity controversy all in the course of a couple of weeks.

If there are any more developments surrounding this story, we’ll keep you updated at Dexerto.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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