YouTuber Gabi DeMartino tips Domino's Pizza driver $2,020 - Dexerto
Entertainment

YouTuber Gabi DeMartino tips Domino’s Pizza driver $2,020

Published: 23/Jan/2020 14:16 Updated: 23/Jan/2020 14:56

by Calum Patterson

Share


YouTuber Gabi DeMartino has gone viral after a very generous tip to her Domino’s delivery driver, giving an almost 10,000% bump on the cost of the pizza, a whopping $2,020.

Being a YouTube star can result in a very healthy income, and some like to share the wealth around. Notably, MrBeast has made his entire channel revolve around giving away huge amounts of cash for completing wacky challenges.

It’s obvious that giving away money can make for great content, so combining this generosity for the purpose of YouTube videos is a win-win for all involved.

Gabi DeMartino on YouTube wearing tartan jacket
YouTube: Fancy Vlogs by Gab
‘Fancy Vlogs by Gab’ is DeMartino’s main channel, all about her often lavish lifestyle.

Especially, if you’re the lucky pizza delivery guy who gets $2,000 tip on a $22 delivery. DeMartino, whose channel ‘Fancy Vlogs by Gab’ boasts over 3 million subscribers, was behind the incredibly generous surprise.

With an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, many of Gabi’s videos focus on her spending a lot of money on herself, splashing out on designer shopping sprees.

But, proving she has a giving side too, she decided to give the massive $2,020 tip to a college student working as a Domino’s delivery driver in Pennsylvania.

The delivery driver, Nyles Harris told WFMZ, “I didn’t really believe it until I got back to my car,” and that his boss was happy for him to keep the tip, which he used to pay off debt, bills and gave some to his mom.

Apparently DeMartino was inspired to give the massive tip by a Facebook post, which suggested a $2,020 tip to reign in 2020.

“I completely overpaid the pizza guy because new year, new me, and I just want to give back,” Gabi explained. “There are so many things that I feel guilty of, I just want to feel like a better person.”

Considering the video has racked up almost half a million views, it’s possible that Gabi made much of the $2,000 back from the ad revenue.

Gabi’s next video saw her go even more viral, as she went on a ‘no-budget’ shopping spree. Although the video clocked up over a million views, it also saw some backlash come her way for the extravagant spending, and Gabi has since disabled the comments.

Entertainment

FBE founders Benny & Rafi Fine called out by staff for “toxic workplace”

Published: 16/Jan/2021 19:54

by Charlotte Colombo

Share


Benny and Rafi Fine, the two creators behind the FBE (Fine Brothers entertainment) brand have come back into the spotlight today a year after they stepped back from FBE after former employees publicly accused them of racism and a “toxic” working environment.

In an investigative article by Insider, 26 former employees spoke out about their experiences working for FBE. The company’s former head of casting, Steve Caustey, revealed that the Fine brothers used a three-tier system to rank their “reactors”, and demanded that at least 33% of the people in their “react” videos involved people in the top tier before an episode could be made.

Causey told Insider that there were “more white people at the top” of the tier, which meant that episodes ended up being predominately white.

He said in an interview with them: “It was noticeable, but I don’t think it was intentional. I feel like it might’ve started as unconscious bias, but after a time enough people brought it up that it should have been addressed.”

A former researcher told Insider that FBE staff “profit from the idea that they’re diverse without valuing it authentically. They try to capitalize and commercialize on it as much as they can.”

FBE’s lawyers said to Insider that race wasn’t a factor in decisions such as tiers and video thumbnails, with a spokesperson adding that the Fine brothers “have always endeavored to feature a majority of underrepresented voices in FBE’s content.”

What happened with FBE last year?

In June 2020, a video resurfaced of a comedy sketch Benny Fine did with fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson, wherein Benny was wearing blackface. The footage went viral and led to the two founders receiving extreme backlash.

High profile members of their ‘React’ series, such as Kennedy Zimet, made the decision to leave the channel after the footage went viral, with Zimet saying in a statement shared to Twitter that they felt “blindsided and flat out used, especially since they have not owned up to their actions by apologizing publicly or to their black cast members.”

This led to Mark Plier, who claimed to be a former producer for FBE, to claim on Twitter that the Fine brothers “wanted to benefit from the “diversity” but not benefit diversity”, alleging that YouTube video thumbnails with more than one BAME person were frequently turned down by the pair.

He also claimed that they “would frequently ask for the person of color to be on the right of the thumbnail and not the left, our only conclusion as to why that would be is the left person is the first one you’d see and thus the first impression.”

In further Tweets, Plier alleged that “the culture was so entrenched and they were so unwilling to hear our demands for changes that employee turnover became larger than the company’s actual size in just the 3 years I was there.”

The brothers released a statement apologizing for their “terrible errors of judgment” and ultimately decided to take a step back from the FBE company following the backlash.