He complains about having to drink tap water and goes for a session with his personal trainer. Hmm.
YouTuber Alfie Deyes has come under fire for his latest video in which he challenges himself to survive on £1 a day.
In the video, the 24-year-old boyfriend of Zoella attempts to spend under £1 on food and drink in a day living in Brighton. At the start of the video, he says:
Today, my total bill for my food and drink intake is going to be under £1. I don’t know if this is going to be possible, because where I live everything is quite expensive. I feel like if I was doing this in a country like Thailand or something, which I’ve never actually been to before, but apparently it’s super cheap.”
“But I’m doing it in Brighton, which is very expensive. There are a couple of really simple rules: things like petrol don’t count, travel doesn’t count. We’re just talking food and drink.”
During the video, the multimillionaire complains about having to drink tap water instead of bottled -you also see him driving his car and going to gym, all which cost more than £1.
He later Googles ‘How to eat for free (or very cheap)’, and eventually is gifted with 12 free doughnuts in Krispy Kreme.
Many were not impressed with the video, taking to Twitter to calling out the ‘privileged’ star for ‘making poverty entertainment’.
alfie deyes has somehow gotten even more insufferable with his 'living off £1 for a day' video. laughing about only having £1 to spend, complaining about drinking tap water, going on a shopping spree but it "doesn't count cus it's not food", tory wanker, tory wanker, tory wanker
— yasmin (@yasminjohalx) June 15, 2018
Alfie Deyes: living off £1 for the day
Alfie Deyes: pops into his spare house in the garden, drives his Range Rover to town to get a free doughnut but gets 14, has a shopping spree but it doesn’t count.
Honestly what were you trying to gain/learn?
— Neneh (@NenehTrainer) June 14, 2018
I see @PointlessBlog tried to feed himself for a pound for a day to see what it was like.
I am so so so so very tired of rich people playing 'poor house' for publicity. Anyone can do it for a day. Try years. No fridge. No lights. No heating. And a kid to feed. It is not a game.
— Dr Jack Monroe (@BootstrapCook) June 18, 2018
My favourite part of the Alfie Deyes vlog is when Zoella hands him a £1 coin and they both laugh…piss off! People actually have to live off £1 a day…poverty is not your content and monkey making scheme!
— Sophie (@trafotoz) June 15, 2018
I love how in this Alfie Deyes living off £1 video there’s no wider message making viewers aware that people actually live off this amount each day, it’s literally just like the cinnamon challenge to him or something
— Bel🍷💐🎨 (@ragsoflove) June 14, 2018
Another YouTuber even wrote an open letter to the YouTuber in the hopes of helping Alfie understand the outrage.
I sent this to @PointlessBlog just now.
If his video made you angry, I’d appreciate if you could read my message, then reply to this tweet and explain why. Constructive feedback please. Name calling won’t help.
Any links to relevant charities or further reading also welcome! pic.twitter.com/aFb7dXv97g
— Hazel Hayes (@TheHazelHayes) June 17, 2018
Alfie has since defended the video, explaining his decision:
I’m so sorry if this has upset you, that was never my intension. I’d seen many others do this video recently and wanted to try it myself. Some people have seen the video as me mocking others, which I for sure was not doing in the video.
Lets talk about the £1 video https://t.co/2OnYqr3BK4
— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) June 18, 2018