“We are not rich but we definitely have enough for our needs.”
Here’s what the father of Zoe Gabriel, a Singapore-based TikToker who is popularly known as the Charles & Keith girl, says about the issue that they are rich and Zoe is lying about their financial status on April 16 via TikTok.
There are allegations that Zoe’s claim about her family’s poor financial circumstances was exaggerated.
On the TikTok video, Zoe and her dad, Donny Matthew Gabriel, posted a video to address the allegations.
According to the statement added in the video, their family has never attempted to hide their financial status.
“The truth has always been out from the beginning — there were never any ‘dirty little secrets’.”
The statement also includes that Zoe and her family were greatly “offended” by “wrongful and false accusations”, but emphasised that they were going to take the higher ground.
“We choose to understand others and be kind. We choose to be peacemakers and avoid contention.”
“We’re not rich but we have enough”
Later in the video, Zoe’s dad also added that they not only worked hard but made a conscientious effort to save.
Zoe said that going to Singapore has been a long way, which was 13 years ago.
“And it’s all thanks to Dad and his hard work,” she said.
“And mum!” her dad chimed in.
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TikTok comments on the video
On the TikTok video Zoe posted, she garnered positive comments. A few of them are the following:
For Joseph, it is actually not anyone’s business to know about the financial background as people always have something to say whether you are rich or poor.
For this anonymous TikToker, what is important is “now” and defending the family about the allegations.
One TikTok named Kate also agrees with Zoe saying that there is a middle class in society, and it is not always about poor and rich. There are people like Zoe’s family that are not rich but not poor either.
Well, one thing’s for sure for this kid, Zoe will have a good life ahead of her ambassadorship with Charles and Keith and recently with Air Asia.