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Disney star dragged online after asking fans for money in Apple laptop raffle

Former Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson is being ridiculed online after asking fans to pay a $5 fee to be entered into a raffle for an Apple MacBook computer.

Jackson, 21, explained the giveaway and consequently defended herself on TikTok live

“It is not that serious, for a damn $5. It is called a raffle, I don’t know if you guys have been to school before but I know I’ve been to school and we used to have raffles all the time,” she said, pointedly.

Seemingly responding to a comment about the fees, Jackson continued, “The money goes toward the prize, and like I said, if there’s anything left over I’m doing a second giveaway soon. So that’s what it’s going toward.”

Skai Jackson as Zuri, Peyton List as Emma and Debby Ryan as Jessie on the show "Jessie" looking scared

Skai Jackson starred alongside Debby Ryan and Peyton List on the Disney channel show “Jessie.” (Kelsey McNeal/Disney Channel)

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Fans voiced their concerns on social media, with some asking why the actress didn’t pay for the computer outright.

“So basically all of Skai’s fans pooled their money together to buy 1 fan a Mac? A celebrity is supposed to buy it & the money given goes to a charity,” one user wrote.

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Since then, Jackson has done several voice-acting projects and starred in the film “Sheroes” in 2023. She also appeared on “Dancing with the Stars.”

A representative for Jackson did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment, or elaboration on what the giveaway would be for additional funds accrued.

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