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xQc ‘roasts’ climate activist Greta Thunberg’s UN speech

Published: 25/Sep/2019 2:30 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 17:24

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has weighed in on Greta Thunberg’s speech at the United Nations Climate Summit, calling the young activist a “puppet to deliver regurgitated stats.”

The UN Climate Summit has been all over the news this week. Massive school strikes on September 20 saw millions of students around the world walk out of class to call out political inaction on climate change before diplomats met in New York.

The leader of the movement, Greta Thunberg, took to the stage on September 23 to speak on behalf of all young people worldwide about the crisis. However, xQc had something to say about the speech, and how people reacted to it.

Twitch: xQcxQc had a dig at Greta Thunberg’s speech at the UN, but it wasn’t for what she said.

On a September 24 broadcast, the outspoken Twitch star roasted her speech – but it wasn’t for what the speech contained. He was more concerned with how it’s taken a 16 year old Swedish girl delivering a heartfelt speech for people to wake up to the crisis.

“It doesn’t take a crazy mature adult to understand that she isn’t spitting any new facts or crazy research breakthroughs – there’s no invention dude.”

He nodded along as she read out the statistics, but questioned why people were listening to her and not the scientists who came up with it.

“When the scientists say sh*t, when they present their data, people sleep,” he said. “But when they put a small girl, like a puppet, to deliver regurgitated stats – ‘oh my god, true! I’m illuminated! 50%, so smart, young leader of our nation.’ Chill the f*** out dude.”

His Twitch chat questioned his statements about the emotional speech, thinking that he was roasting Thunberg herself. However, he mentioned that nothing she said was wrong – just that it’s disappointing it got to this point.

“I’m just interested about this, I’m not hating on it for no reason. She’s not wrong, but it’s just regurgitating dude. I’m not even laughing, it’s sad.”

xQc is known to share his mind often about anything from streamer drama to real life issues. He has recently commented on Twitch’s content banning spree, as well as poor parenting after receiving an email regarding refunded donations.

His blunt personality means he can sound a bit heated and harsher than most, but at the heart of this issue, he sided with Thunberg. He might have roasted her speech, and how people reacted, but he delivered a positive message about his stance on the pressing issue.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.