Benjamin Lupo, better known by his alias DrLupo, has won the hearts of the gaming community with a recent announcement. Jake Lucky, on Twitter, informed the fans that the American Twitch streamer will give all of his donations to charity.
Starting from tomorrow, all of his donations will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. With time, the streamer might change the charities he donates to; however, all of his donations will permanently go to a charitable cause.
Jake Lucky rightly said, “DrLupo is a blessing to the Twitch, streaming, and gaming community.”
For several streamers around the world, donations are arguably the easiest medium of earning. Apart from ads and subscription revenues, a streamer can always rely on donations by their audience on live streams.
That being said, some of the biggest streamers have stepped up to speak against the practice, including the likes of Pokimane, PewDiePie and Disguised Toast.
Evidently, PewDiePie doesn’t accept donations on his channel anymore because he doesn’t need them. In a recent live stream, Pewds said, “Yeah, I decided I don’t wanna accept more donations. I appreciate just the chatting. It was actually when I did my donating to Twitch streamer video that made me realize just how weird it is to donate money to people.”
Recently, Pokimane had also announced that she’ll cap her donations at $5. Rather than donating to her, she urged her viewers to donate to smaller streamers and facilitate the collective growth of the community. Surprisingly, she faced a lot of backlash following her decision.
Last, but not least, Disguised Toast had also removed donations from his channel. The streamer makes a comfortable living already; accordingly, he wants his fans to donate their money to charity or smaller streamers instead.
One thing that differentiates DrLupo from his fellow steamers is his initiative to donate money. Rather than outright rejecting donations, he will make judicial use of the money himself.
PewDiePie has also worked out a similar method to best use his extra income. The revenue earned through membership subscription from the world’s biggest YouTuber’s channel goes to a different charity every month, and fans around the world actively support it.
Such initiatives by the most popular entities on the internet are not only gladdening but they also incentivize the viewers to bring about a positive change in the world.