TikTok star Charli D'Amelio and her family were accused by fans of cheating during a recent charity game. YouTuber MrBeast is known for rounding up influencers for charitable stunts and asked the D'Amelio clan to take part in a recent Creator Games competition, which would award a $300,000 prize to the winner to give to their fans.
But, fans were not happy after Charli and her family claimed victory, citing that the group had an unfair advantage. Keep reading to find out more about the cheating allegations.
Charli D'Amelio and her family were accused of cheating during the charity event.
The TikTok star and her sister Dixie D'Amelio were listed as a team among 24 influencer groups that would compete in a trivia competition. However, fellow teams and fans began commenting on how the sisters were receiving help from their parents Heidi and Marc D'Amelio, and were therefore playing a game of "four versus two" or "four versus one."
Following the results of the competition, users immediately commented on the TikToker's page. "Charli we all saw u cheat. why did u guys have your phones and we can see u looking at something behind the camera all of u," one person wrote. Another commented, "Nah we ain't forgotten bout that 4v1 [four versus one]."
This individual posted, "4v1??? Not fair girl [you're] better than that."
Though, not everyone was against Charli receiving help from her parents. "Wait, why are y'all mad at her for winning $300k? She donated it. It doesn't matter who won, it was still being donated. I can't with you people," posted one fan.
MrBeast addressed the backlash on Twitter, writing, "I see some people mad that I let multiple people compete on a single team in the trivia tournament! Honestly, the tournament was just for fun and to bring the community together and I’d appreciate if you were to get mad at anyone, get mad at me. It was my decision lol."
He added, "The criticism is noted and I’ll definitely keep all the teams the same size next time! 100% my [bad]."
This is not the first time Charli and her sister have received criticism from fans. Last month, the duo attended a party in Los Angeles with several influencers amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19).
Charli and Dixie D'Amelio received backlash for attending an L.A. party.
In September, the influencers attended Kelsey Calemine's launch of her new sandwich venture Father Foods in L.A. Though the sisters were donning masks in the photos, fans were still not happy with the teens not practicing social distancing.
“Stay home, there’s a pandemic and people are dying because of guys like you,” one user commented. Another added, "Stop partying and stay home, practice what you preach."