The Completionist Charity Scam Allegations depicting an image of Jirard "The Completionist" Khalil and a tweet commenting on the controversy.

The Completionist Charity Scam Allegations

Updated Nov 13, 2023 at 06:36PM EST by Zach.

Added Nov 13, 2023 at 05:23PM EST by Brandon.

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Overview

The Completionist Charity Scam Allegations refers to a controversy that emerged in mid-November 2023 when a series of videos were released accusing the Open Hands Charity run by Jirard "The Completionist" Khalil of allegedly keeping all of the money donated to it for over a decade without dispersing any towards charities. The videos, released by YouTubers Mutahar (SomeOrdinaryGamers) and Karl Jobst, led to the online gaming community to call for the charity and Jirard to face accountability.

Background

On November 13th, 2023, both Mutahar and Karl Jobst[1] uploaded videos to their respective YouTube channels in which they went over their concerns with the charity, called Open Hands, run by Jirard Khalil and his channel The Completionist. Karl Jobst, who started the initial investigation, went into detail on the background of the allegations and his initial thoughts in his video, which gained over 165,000 views in two hours (shown below).



Mutahar, known online as SomeOrdinaryGamer,[2] uploaded his video at the same time, with him going more in-depth into the tax filings and official paperwork surrounding the charity, its financial information and structure, earning over 133,000 views in two hours (shown below).



Online Reactions

Online reactions to the videos quickly started to spread across social media, with initial reactions being largely negative against Jirard and his brand The Completionist as word of the controversy grew. For example, on November 13th, 2023, X user @JAphilly2012[3] uploaded a variation of the I'm Doing My Part meme featuring different charity foundations, with the Open Hand foundation being the last segment during which Tim Robinson proclaims that he didn't do anything (shown below), receiving nearly 100 likes in three hours.


Some social media users began to make jokes about the large amount of money that was donated to the charity over the years and what could have been done with it.

For example, on November 13th, X user @KittenFox_55[4] uploaded a screenshot from The Completionist channel in which the point of the video was to buy every game available in the Nintendo eShop before it was shut down, explicitly suggesting that charity money was spent on buying Nintendo online games (shown below). The post garnered over 650 likes and 150 retweets in one hour.


Kitty-catfox #Ceasefirenow @KittenFox_55 Jirard....Where did all that money meant to aid dementia and Alzheimer's Go? The Completionist: EVERY SINGLE. GAME. $50 0 Cros Nintendo Shop For use on Virbendo Syams $9.673 600. $13,118 Nintendo eShop

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External References

[1] YouTube – Karl Jobst

[2] YouTube – SomeOrdinaryGamer

[3] X – JAphilly2012

[4] X – KittenFox_55

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Pyroniusburn
Pyroniusburn

Just in case it's not clear, it's bears repeating. The money hasn't been spent on non-charity things or anything, it's literally sitting in the account doing nothing.

Which is also the problem and where the deception comes in, when asked if he was aware the money wasn't actually used to fund anything, Jirard said he was only made aware in 2022.

And then in 2023 he continued to say the money was going to places it wasn't, because nothing had changed.

TL;DR The problem isn't that it's being spent on hookers and blow or something, it's that the money is being sat on while they constantly act like it's being used for charity.

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