- TikTok superstar siblings Charli and Dixie D'Amelio won an influencer trivia tournament, receiving a $300,000 charitable donation to "give to their subscribers."
- The D'Amelio sisters were joined by their parents Heidi and Marc D'Amelio to make a team of 4, which many viewers complained about, since they competed against several solo players.
- YouTuber MrBeast hosted the competition and has since addressed the complaints, writing that the Creator Games were "just for fun."
- Rumors have also spread that the D'Amelio parents were using their phones to look up answers or were being fed answers by people off-screen, which they have not addressed.
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Fans of YouTube star MrBeast, known for his charity stunts, weren't happy to see the TikTok-famous D'Amelio family take home the $300,000 prize from his Creator Games competition. Viewers complained that they thought the TikTok superfamous D'Amelio sisters "cheated" with the help of their parents, Heidi and Marc D'Amelio.
Charli and Dixie D'Amelio were listed as one of 24 influencer teams that competed during MrBeast's trivia competition called The Creator Games 2. Charli D'Amelio, known for her dance videos, is the most popular person on TikTok, with nearly 80 million followers on the app, and her sister Dixie, who makes music and personality-driven videos, isn't far behind with 34 million followers.
The $300,000 prize money is intended to be a charitable donation for the pair's fans. In 2019, MrBeast hosted a rock, paper, scissors competition for charity that attracted more than 660,000 live viewers. The trivia competition that the D'Amelio sisters won attracted more than 1 million live viewers at its peak, according to Dexerto.
During the trivia competition, the influencers and YouTubers answered questions like "What is considered to be the first video game?" Throughout the game, the hosts commented on how the D'Amelio parents were able to help Charli and Dixie answer questions and about how the pairings were often "four versus one" or "four versus two."
Dixie participated in the final round against YouTuber ZHC as a single participant, and she won. But some of those who tuned in for the tournament complained that having the entire family compete during the first round gave the D'Amelio sisters an unfair advantage. Comments were left on D'Amelio's TikTok videos like "4v1 didn't deserve to win" and "why did u guys have your phones."
MrBeast addressed the criticism that having 4 players against teams of one and two was unfair, writing the day after the tournament aired that the teams had been his decision.
"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," MrBeast tweeted.
Some viewers, like YouTuber Def Noodles, also brought up footage that appeared to show the D'Amelios looking off-camera and offscreen before answering questions. Def Noodles pointed out that Heidi D'Amelio had her phone out behind Charli and Dixie's backs before a question was answered, and that Marc D'Amelio appeared to say something to someone offscreen before suggesting an answer to Dixie.
The D'Amelios didn't respond to cheating suspicions, but Dixie D'Amelio did post a selfie of herself at her high school graduation after YouTube drama reporter Keemstar sarcastically tweeted that Marc and Heidi gave their kids the answers to "seem smart" since they're "high school drop outs."
"Did her parents do her homework too?" Keemstar wrote in response.
A representative for the D'Amelio family didn't respond to Insider's request for comment.
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