A dictator has apologized for posting his video on a jet ski after fans donated $64,000 when his house burned down.
Fans collected CHF 47,000 on GoFundMe after the DickTokers’ family home caught fire.
After Dictox was released from the Jet Ski on Monday, viewers speculated about where the money was going.
Father Nick Smith said that all the money raised from the fundraiser was donated to various charities.
The Tic Tac Toe family responded to the social media reaction, prompting Nick Smith’s family @Desmithi. The accountant shared his videos on Jet Ski, where fans raised money for the family after the fire in their home.
The Smithy family, which has 3.3 million followers, includes Dick, Nick, his partner Jess Fording, and their children. The family became famous for their comedy videos, which they started posting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A GoFundMe campaign dedicated to the Smithy family, apparently arranged by a fan, after being put in place early this year, set the house on fire. There is a Metropolitan Police in London investigating the incident, and this is considered a fire attack. The donors raised a total of £47,305 (about $64,187).
Smith’s two spells on jet skis were released on September 27. The comments section has many users who suspect that the money donated to the campaign has been paid by the public as an item. Smith said that all of the money raised was donated to charities.
On Wednesday night, Smith posted a video saying that they are “so grateful to the people who have come together and donated.” He also said he had donated $13,000 ($17,600) to help another Croydon family in south London, who said he had “lost everything” in the house fire. He posted pictures of videos he posted on Facebook in August in which he appeared to go with the family and buy toys.
He said the rest of the money has been donated to various charities and includes screenshots of emails from various charities and GoFundMe campaigns confirming the donation.
In the second part, Smith said, the reaction they received from fans after the Jet Sky videos was “very disappointing.”
He said that when fans donate to a crowdfunding campaign, they are asked what to do with the money. He said he had received messages from fans who responded saying, “Go on vacation, take the kids, do whatever you want.”
“You know the house is insured and you know the house will never be built with that money. I said it from the first point.”
Smith also said that the GoFundMe page is now where people can see the different charities that have distributed the money.
“I want to thank everyone again for helping together,” Smith said. “I am sorry about that [the money] Don’t use it exactly as you want it to. “
Tina Rickman, GoFundMe’s Northern Europe director, told Insider: “Thousands of Smithy fans have donated to help them after the fire. Campaigns are under full scrutiny and regulation. [$44,782] Raise money for other charities. “
Representatives for the Smithy family and the original campaign founder did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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