January 22, 2019 08h30 PT
Hbomberguy, whose real name is Harry Brewis, was raising money for sirens, a non-profit organization based in the UK that supports children with gender dysphoria. He apparently did this by "spite," according to one Youtube video announce the event. When the UK national lottery named Mermaids as funding, a television writer named Graham Linehan would have encouraged people to send an email to the organization to protest. Siren financing is currently under study.
"So good, Graham!" Brewis said in the video. "You have a large audience and the power to choose to fight for the progress in all the forms that we need in the world at the present time and you have used that to make sure that some children do not have to. Will not have access to useful resources. "
Brewis decided to raise funds for Mermaids himself and began broadcasting the classic Nintendo 64 "Donkey Kong 64" platform game – a game he regretted never having beaten as a child – on Jan. 18 . By the time the marathon was over (nearly 58 hours later), he finished the game 100% and raised more than $ 340,000.
Famous personalities from the game such as the creator of "Doom", John Romero and critic Jim Sterling made appearances during the broadcast, along with activist Chelsea Manning and representative Ocasio-Cortez, who spoke about the Mermaids fundraiser Twitter after criticizing the recent comments from the writer "The West Wing", Aaron Sorkin, on transgender bathrooms. Brewis and Ocasio-Cortez spoke about the current US government shutdown, trans rights, and Congressional appeal at a marginal tax rate of 70% before talking about video games. Ocasio-Cortez has never owned a Nintendo 64 console, but she said she often went to a cousin's house to watch him play games like "Super Mario 64" and "Pokémon Snap". She thinks it's "probably the best system of all. their."
Following the stream, Brewis tweeted that all Tic Subscriptions and bits will go to Mermaids, while all the others will go to a fund for trans, nonbinary and others who need direct help.Let's announce the details as soon as we have found the solution and I will be desire. "
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