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Influencer Slammed For £180 McDonald's Order To Feed Homeless Hits Back

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Influencer Slammed For £180 McDonald's Order To Feed Homeless Hits Back

An influencer has responded to people slamming her for buying 50 Big Mac's and donating them to homeless people. You can watch her original video here along with her response to the criticism:

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Australian Sophia Begg shared a video of herself splashing $322.50 (£176.76) on the fast food before taking it to charity Will2Live where the food would be handed out to those in need.

But when people started slating Sophia for her gesture, she had something to say back.

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In the initial video, Sophia can be seen getting in her car and driving to a McDonald's where she bought 50 Big Macs and took them to the charity - who she gave a shoutout to in the clip.

Sophia then posted a video responding to a viewer who told her: "In all honesty you should have just donated the money directly to Ronald McDonald house, not sure what giving out burgers to homeless would achieve."

The TikToker replied saying: "I literally can't deal with people sometimes. The amount of hate I've gotten for what I did yesterday is incredible."

She went on to add: "Everyone saying you should have just donated directly and it was a waste, I ended up supporting two charities at once through buying the Big Macs from McHappy Day and giving them to the homeless.

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"I literally donate to the Ronald McDonald house all the time. And I have for years. When I was younger, I used to donate food and milk to the house every week and go deliver it. I shaved my head in year six on Channel Seven to raise money.

"And I sell all my clothes and give 100 percent of the proceeds to Ronald McDonald house. I just think it's ridiculous I'm getting hate."

Sophia went on to explain that she put one of her first videos up with a little question box in the hopes that someone following her could give suggestions on how to get rid of so many Big Macs.

Credit: TikTok/sophadophaa
Credit: TikTok/sophadophaa
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She continued: "With my following, I knew surely someone out of 100,000 people would know what to do. So I put a little question box up in the hope someone would have an idea that I hadn't thought of yet.

"Whilst this was all happening, one of the like shelters replied anyway, like one of the charities. So I ended up not needing to have the question box up there. But it was already up so people knew what I was doing."

Speaking about videoing strangers, she explained: "I did not vlog the homeless at all. I was not really involved in that part. I just gave them to a charity who then handed them out.

"But I had so many people in my DMs being like 'that's disgusting, the fact that you would film them and take advantage of them', even if I was involved in that part, there is absolutely no way I would have filmed that."

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She said the whole point was to spread the word about McHappy Day which is 'close to her heart'.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/sophadophaa

Topics: Viral, Charity, Community, TikTok

Rebecca Shepherd
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