D'Amelios accused of cheating to win trivia game

YouTube personality MrBeast, known for giving away large sums of money to his fans, hosted his second annual Creator Games on Oct. 17. The special event pitted 24 popular influencers, such as Addison Rae and Ninja, against each other to crown the “smartest creator in the world” — and toss a little cash to their fans in the process. The final matchup saw Tiktokers Charli and Dixie D’Amelio facing off against comic book artist and YouTuber ZHC. The entire D’Amelio family — including the parents — participated up to the final round, in which Dixie took down ZHC in a trivia competition to win $300,000 in prize money. The D’Amelio family said they plan to donate the money to “people who really need it,” but they were immediately met with controversy. As soon as the competition ended, commenters began accusing the D’Amelios of cheating since they brought their parents along without announcing their plan to do that in the official lineup. They were also accused of using their phones during the trivia round. MrBeast responded to the backlash on Twitter. “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 wrote