A family of TikTok influencers have been decimated to buy an Audi and a jet-ski after fans raised £50,000 to fix a fire-damaged house.
The Smithies, as they are known to their 3.3 million followers, were petrol-bombed in July at their south London home by thugs while they were sleeping.
Former builder Nick Smith, his partner Jess, and their four children were unhurt.
But after sharing his plight on TikTok, a GoFundMe page was created to help him.
Nick, 33, has now been criticized by angry followers after he posted a clip of himself laughing and smiling on a new jet-ski on the video-sharing site.
The father of four said: “To those who are so involved in my life, worrying about what I am doing or how I am spending my money, when you are not focused on your life. are doing. …
‘We’re still smiling’
“We have gone through hell and are back. We are still smiling, we are still moving forward, we are still working, we are still earning money, we are still smiling and enjoying life.
“What are you doing? What are you doing, eh?”
As he walks around the water, Nick shouts: “Negative people only get negative things in life! Don’t be a negative person.”
But followers aren’t happy, with one angry: “Look they’re spending their GoFundMe well.”
We are still working, we are still making money, we are still smiling and enjoying life
Another added: “So much to fix up a house with £50k.”
A third told the family: “Can’t pay for home renovations but can buy jet-skis. Sorry to all those who donated to the GoFundMe page.”
And the fourth commented: “He’s laughing at all who donated to him!”
In a video posted this morning, Nick said that he was donating money to charity from the money raised for him by well-wishers.
In the July fires, their home in Welling, south east London, was engulfed in flames and destroyed.
Firefighters put out the fire and police launched an investigation with the release of CCTV images of a suspect’s car.
Last month, Nick claimed he would donate “a substantial portion” of the £50,000 raised to “help others” for The Smithies.
He said: “I’m going to use some of the GoFundMe money to pay off the car finances so I can get myself a new car, on finances that I’ll pay for.
“I’m going to give some money from both sides to my neighbors.
“The rest, I’m going to take some small pieces to my girls, then the bulk of it, we’re going to give back to other guys who are just like us, but who haven’t got insurance.”