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YouTuber under fire after faking injury to get business class plane seat

Published: 22/Jan/2020 20:02 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 20:06

by Virginia Glaze

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Australian-based YouTuber Jamie Zhu is facing a wave of backlash after faking a leg injury to score a free spot in business class on a commercial airline.

Zhu is a relatively popular content creator, boasting over 705k YouTube subscribers thanks to his outrageous videos that include such uploads as, “Picking up girls in China,” and “I destroyed my apartment.”

However, one of his more recent uploads is earning the internet star ample criticism across the platform, thanks to a “prank” for an international flight.

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YouTuber Jamie Zhu is coming under fire after faking an injury to score a free upgrade to business class on an international flight.

In an attempt to upgrade to business class, Zhu faked an injury to his ankle and purchased a support boot from a store in the airport, claiming that he’d recently broken the bone.

The YouTuber even filmed himself running around and jumping while wearing the boot as further evidence that he wasn’t actually harmed before setting foot on the plane.

Luckily for Zhu, the seats in coach were too small to accommodate for the size of the boot, which earned him a free upgrade to the comparatively spacious seating in business class.

Although his practical joke may seem like an ingenious way to score an undercover upgrade, commenters across YouTube are decrying the video, with some critics accusing the prankster of committing fraud and even calling for the airline to blacklist him.

“Commits fraud then brags about it,” one user wrote. “He should check the lost and found to see if they’ve found his core values, ‘cause he really needs them back. Sheesh.”

“Loser,” another critic wrote. “I spent weeks in a boot for surgery. Disabilities are not something to prank about!”

The star later appeared on television to discuss his viral prank, where he addressed the backlash surrounding the video and claimed that those upset over the matter should “learn to take a joke.”

“I think that like, people should just learn to take a joke,” he said of the criticism. “I mean, it’s 2020. I feel like society is becoming quite sensitive to everything. I feel like, you know, I imitated a broken ankle, which I’ve personally had before. So it’s like, if you can’t take a simple joke, then I feel sorry.”

Despite the outrage, it doesn’t look like Zhu is backing down from his video, which boasts over 111k views at the time of writing.

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Dixie D’Amelio explains why ‘One Whole Day’ song is not a diss

Published: 5/Dec/2020 3:57 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 4:25

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dixie D’Amelio’s fans think her latest song, ‘One Whole Day,’ is a diss track aimed at her ex-boyfriend, Griffin Johnson, but she claimed it isn’t and explained what it’s really about.

Dixie D’Amelio rocked the world with the release of her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’ The lyrics tell how she had a falling out with a boyfriend but was only sad for one whole day and shed a single tear.

Her fans assume the song is about her break up with Griffin Johnson and think it’s her way of throwing him some shade. However, Dixie D’Amelio recently answered some questions about the song on YouTube, and she explained that it’s not a diss track.

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Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

“Being sad is not what the song is about,” she said, without mentioning Griffin Johnson’s name. “The song is basically about how I am only going to be sad for one day from a breakup.”

“When you are treated in a way where you’re not number one or a number one priority or shown true care and love and affection more than anyone else, there’s no point in being upset about it for more than one day,” she added.

It’s reasonable to assume this might have been an issue in Dixie D’Amelio’s relationship with Griffin Johnson. Either way, the point is, it’s more about the personal realization she had rather than the break-up itself.

Dixie D'Amelio and Griffin Johnson
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Dixie D’Amelio and Griffin Johnson were together for a while, but things didn’t work out.

“The song does mean a lot to me because I’ve spent a lot of my life being upset about things for too long,” she said. “If a person… cannot treat me with respect… then I don’t want them in my life, and I will not be upset about it for more than one whole day.”

“That’s kind of my idea of the song. It’s not a diss in any way. It’s… showing self-love… to myself,” she added. “It’s important to love yourself. It’s important to know you’re worth, so that’s… what it’s all about.”

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‘One Whole Day’ might refer to some of the experiences and feelings Dixie D’Amelio had during her break-up with Griffin Johnson, but it’s not intended to be a diss track in any way, shape, or form.

The song’s meaning runs much deeper than that. It’s about feeling a sense of self-love and self-worth during a break-up, no matter how sad it can be in the short-term.