Social media influencer GloJays is thought for giving wads of money to strangers. But one girl says it is all for clout. Zipporia Tullis, a homeless girl dwelling in Georgia, says he arrange a GoFundMe web page and raised over $20,000 on behalf of her and her 5 youngsters.
However he determined to not give her the cash. Nonetheless, in a TSR Investigates unique GloJays claims he gave Tullis $3,500 of the cash however refused handy over the remainder of the funds after she turned down employment help and bashed him on-line.
So, does GloJays owe Zipporia the cash it doesn’t matter what? Ought to Zipporia be proud of the $3,500? The Shade Room investigates…
The story begins again in June, when Zipporia was panhandling for cash at a Union Metropolis, Georgia Walmart. That day, she was approached by a person who gave her $500.
That man ended up being social media influencer GloJays, and Zipporia says this was the start of an elaborate rip-off.
Behind the scenes of their seemingly feel-good scene, which was filmed by GloJay’s crew, she says she was advised to look “unhappy.” Zipporia may be seen telling him of her story, how she was kicked out of her housing state of affairs in 2020, how her father had handed final 12 months from COVID-19…
“My father was actually all I had. I am simply attempting to get again on my ft,” she advised him within the video clip.
The second GloJays begins peeling off greenback payments to offer her, she may be heard saying “this can be a rip-off.”
“This ain’t no rip-off, that is all you,” he mentioned as he handed her the money.
The video of the scene is amongst dozens on GloJays social media pages, the place he boasts two million followers on TikTok and over 400,000 on Instagram, all inside the final seven months.
Zipporia’s clip alone was seen by over 13 million folks.
Zipporia Tullis, left, pictured with GloJays, proper, in a viral video that has garnered over 13 million views on TikTok.
However the feel-good story did not finish there. She later realized he had arrange a GoFundMe on her behalf, with the funds for use for housing, clothes and meals for her youngsters, and bills in direction of a automobile in response to the fundraiser’s description.
The fundraiser raised over $20,000, with the funds going “on to her when the fundraiser is over,” the organizer wrote.
“The whole lot on that (GoFundMe) web page was linked to him, it was by no means linked to me,” she advised TSR Investigates Justin Carter.
She mentioned she did obtain about $3,500, most of which went in direction of lodge rooms for her and her youngsters, with the room costing her about $100 per evening. She added that she had already owed the lodge about $500, so she received virtually a month’s price of keep on the lodge from the funds GloJays supplied her.
Zipporia mentioned he ultimately requested her for an image of her ID card to ship her the remainder of the GoFundMe donations, nonetheless days glided by and he or she didn’t obtain one other penny. Relations between the 2 shortly started to bitter.
GoFundMe description for Zapporia’s fundraiser. (Courtesy of GoFundMe)
“He by no means actually wished to offer me the cash,” she mentioned. “(He) took it.”
For his half, GloJays advised TSR Investigates that he would by no means simply pull up on somebody and provides them $20,000 with out stipulations.
“It’s a must to be doing one thing,” he mentioned. “Working or one thing. Nobody has pulled up on you and gave you $3,500 like I’ve, no different stranger did that. No matter in the event that they raised if for you, gave it to you. Nobody has given you the quantity that I’ve.”
GloJays added that he additionally approached Zipporia about a number of job and housing alternatives, simply days after posting the video. He says she stopped responding to folks and that she wasn’t within the assist.
When requested if he believed she was an expert panhandler, he responded within the affirmative. TSR Investigates questioned Zipporia on claims that she’s not likely homeless, to which she mentioned she’s dwelling out of a lodge, and if she does not have cash, she will get put out on the streets.
GloJays (pictured). (Courtesy of TikTok)
She went on to say that she can’t work until there may be childcare, that she can’t go to work and depart her 5 youngsters unattended.
Reactions on-line have been blended, with some coming to Zipporia’s protection and others to GloJays.
GloJays mentioned that in each different case, he has supplied 100% of the funds to the particular person in query, generally extra. He mentioned he canceled the marketing campaign after she started bashing him on-line, and took it as a private affront that he would finesse somebody for simply $20,000.
When requested the place he will get his cash from, which is then ostensibly used to assist folks, he mentioned he has accomplished rather well in buying and selling, making about $400,000 on Netflix inventory “when it began to plummet.”
He added that he has no intention of giving Zipporia any more cash, and has no plans on providing an apology, both.
The social media influencer boasts two million followers on TikTok. (Courtesy of TikTok)
“She will be able to take it to courtroom, I do not care,” he mentioned. “Do your factor.”
A fast investigation into GoFundMe’s insurance policies exhibits that each one funds raised have to be utilized in relation to the fundraiser’s description or targets, and that if a web page is created on behalf of another person, that particular person ought to obtain the entire funds raised.
There may be an choice for donors to request a full refund, no questions requested.
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