Fans have accused Charli and Dixie D’Amelio of cheating after they won Mr Beast’s YouTube event this week, but what did they actually do?
After its huge success in 2019, Mr Beast recently launched another round of his popular event Creator Games, enabling YouTubers and social media personalities to compete to win $300,000 to give away to their fans.
The winners of this year’s event have just been announced as Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, but there’s been a lot of backlash as fans claim that they cheated. So what did they actually do wrong?
Why were Charli and Dixie accused of cheating in Mr Beast’s event?
Mr Beast held his Creator Games on Saturday (October 17th), a trivia tournament between a number of different TikTok and YouTube stars that was held on livestream and watched by over a million people.
At the end of the stream, Charli and Dixie were announced as the winners, winning a huge amount of money to give away to their fans. However, many people have said the TikTok stars didn’t deserve to win because they cheated.
Throughout the livestream, Charli and Dixie were gaining the help of their mum and dad, meaning they actually had two extra brains helping them out. Fans claimed that four people competing in a trivia competition against one person isn’t fair at all, and instantly classed it as cheating.
In the first round, their parents sat next to them and obviously helped them to answer the questions, but in the final round, Mr Beast decided to make it a little fairer by only letting one member of the family compete. The chosen member was Dixie, who won the $300,000.
However, some fans are claiming that even in the round where Dixie appeared alone, her parents were helping her from off-camera. Also, many people have made accusations that the D’Amelio’s were using their phones to look up answers.
Fans react on Twitter
Ever since Charli and Dixie were announced as the winners, fans have been giving them a serious amount of backlash on Twitter.
However, others argued that it wasn’t actually Charli and Dixie’s fault because it was Mr Beast who allowed them to enter the competition as a family in the first place, therefore he should be one to blame.
Mr Beast responds to the backlash
Following the huge backlash, Mr Beast took to Twitter to respond. He said:
“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.”
Mr Beast asked everyone to take the blame away from Charli and Dixie and instead “get mad at me”, taking full responsibility for the cheating allegations.