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Pokimane pleads with viewers to donate for Australian bushfire crisis

Published: 6/Jan/2020 5:49 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 5:35

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch superstar Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has joined the chorus of global streamers and gamers calling for donations for the devastating ongoing Australian bushfire crisis.

This Australian summer has seen the country engulfed in some of the worst bushfires the Land Down Under has seen. According to the Australian ABC, the fires have already burned around 16 million acres and claimed at least 25 lives.

On top of that, more than half a billion native wildlife have reportedly been killed in the inferno, which has been raging since Christmas, and now many content creators are attempting to lend their own support, including Pokimane.

NSW RFSThe Australian bushfire catastrophe has reportedly already claimed 25 lives, and spread across 16 million acres since Christmas.

The Twitch star shared a series of images of the bushfires, which depicted rural firefighters battling the blaze, a native kangaroo attempting to flee, and a family forced to seek shelter near a jetty in the lake to escape the fires.

Alongside these images, she called for her fans to do anything they could, from sharing information on the crisis, to donating money for the New South Wales RFS and support charity drives — any little thing they can do will help, she said.

“Please donate to help the crisis in Australia,” Pokimane said to her fans on January 4, and promised to “follow back” a few of the people who showed her their receipts as proof. “No amount is too small!”

Pokimane isn’t the only major streamer to have called for support either. Australian stream team TheClickCrew decided to host a 24-hour charity stream, with proceeds split between three organizations that are helping the cause.

The group, helmed by stars like Loserfruit, Lazarbeam, and Muselk, quickly shattered their $15,000 goal, and even raised $100,000 in the first five hours. The group soon stretched the stream to 36 hours, and hit $250,000 mid-day Monday.

Other streamers like Dakotaz and Australian YouTube personality vikkstar123 all donated between $10,000 and $20,000, while DrLupo added his fandom to the support by hosting the ClickCrew’s ongoing livestream on Monday morning.

NSW RFSNew South Wales has faced the worst fires along the state’s east coast, including near Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong.

According to the NSW RFS, who are fighting on the main fronts against the fires, more than 100 separate incidents are still burning across the central state alone, with thousands of people already forced out of their coastal and inland homes.

If you would like to help those affected by the bushfire crisis, and support those fighting the infernos, you can donate to the Australian Red Cross foundation, and to the Salvation Army, as well as the Rural Fire Service directly.

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Is Dixie D’Amelio performing at the Grammys? Twitter reignites wild nominee rumor

Published: 18/Jan/2021 13:30

by Connor Bennett

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Twitter has reignited the wild rumors that Dixie D’Amelio could be performing at the Grammys, and might even win an award. However, that isn’t the case, and here’s why.

A few of the biggest social media stars will, ultimately, crossover into the mainstream and appear on TV, get roles in movies, and some will even go into music.

With the rise of TikTok, there have been a few creators who’ve done all three – with the biggest of which being the D’Amelio’s, Charli, and Dixie. The former appeared in a Super Bowl commercial while Dixie has dropped a few songs, and even had features from One Direction’s Liam Payne.

Now, with awards season on the horizon, Twitter has reignited a rumor about her potentially being up for a Grammy and even performing at the annual show. However, that’s not likely to be the case.

Dixie D'Amelio One Whole Day Not A Diss Track
Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

Will Dixie D’Amelio sing at the Grammys?

Back in late December, Dixie responded to a wild set of rumors that she, alongside controversial rapper 6ix9ine, would be opening the Grammys with a performance of one of her songs.

“LMAOOO STOP,” she tweeted, on her now-deleted account. “I’m being set up at this point oh my god,” Dixie added in a follow-up post, before joking that a few fans had been a bit too gullible in eating up the rumor.

Ultimately, to perform at the show, you have to be nominated and Dixie hasn’t made the cut. So, despite Twitter bring the rumor back up, we’ll see probably see someone like Dua Lipa, or Coldplay, or even Beyonce strut their stuff instead.

Is Dixie D’Amelio nominated for a Grammy?

As above, no, Dixie has not been nominated for a Grammy for either of her songs that would be eligible – One Whole Day or Naughty List.

Even though it’s gotten some incredible buzz, her song Roommates is not eligible for this year’s Grammys show because it was released way after the cutoff date for voting. Maybe next year, though?

So, if you’re expecting to see Dixie at the Grammys, the only hope you’ve got is if she’s there as part of the crowd or on the red carpet. Someone might even use TikTok dances in their performance and slip one of her videos in, who knows.

However, she won’t be performing any of her own songs, so, sorry to disappoint anyone who may have been expecting it.