American YouTuber MrBeast is well-known for starting a trend of videos on the platform that feature costly challenges and stunts along with cash giveaways. He has the second-highest number of subscribers on YouTube and is the most subscribed individual on the platform. He was listed as one of the most-paid YouTube creators in 2022 by Forbes.
At the moment, MrBeast is the highest-paid YouTuber and leads a team of about 250 members. The YouTuber claims that he could be canceled for his recent act of kindness. Now let’s learn more.
MrBeast built 100 wells across Africa to help 500,000 people
The famous and successful YouTube content creator MrBeast shared recently that he said that he has built about 100 wells across Africa to help about 500,000 people in Cameroon, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Their real name, James Stephen “Jimmy” Donaldson stated in his video that he accompanied a fundraiser to help a local water aid organization manage to raise $300,000 by Monday morning.
The video posted on his YouTube channel showcases to the audience that the creator has been donating supplies including new furniture, soccer balls, computers, whiteboards, and projectors to schools in Kenya. The creator also managed to build a bridge across a river that connects the village with local schools and hospitals safely and he also donated bikes in the village of Zimbabwe for the students to reach school.
MrBeast shared on his X profile, just a few hours after he uploaded the video of him sharing that he had built 100 wells in Africa which has about 33 million views as of now;
“I already know I’m going to get canceled because I uploaded a video helping people, and to be 100% clear, I don’t care. I’m always going to use my channel to help people and try to inspire my audience to do the same.”
The content creator had noted previously that he is dying with 0 dollars in his bank account and refuses to live a materialistic life.
Fans react to MrBeast receiving backlash for his ‘good deed’
Even though MrBeast had managed to do a good deed for the African countries, receiving backlash for it is a no-brainer, especially in today’s time, as some critics noted that the creator was exploiting vulnerable people to generate views and revenue from his account with adding that his act just showcases the government in a bad light.
A user wrote that they would rather him
“didn’t he make 90% of the runtime shots of Kenyan children treating you like you’re god while doing the bare minimum to address issues surrounding why they need wells in the first place.”
Some other user wrote that it just feels weird knowing that there are serious problems facing the world and that he’s gatekeeping the solutions to these problems behind clickable, manufactured, designed-to-be-viral YouTube videos.
It just feels weird knowing that there are serious problems facing the world and that you’re gatekeeping the solutions to these problems behind clickable, manufactured, designed-to-be-viral YouTube videos idk man https://t.co/66wv7h6UZe
— John (@Inigo_Johntoya) November 4, 2023
Whereas there were some fans who came in support of the creator as they wrote comments like:
“They will cancel this man for saving the world”, adding, “Bro is getting canceled to make the world a better place”. Another user mentioned, “Keep doin’ you bro. Just a bunch of angry people, the sh*t they say has nothing to do with you.” A different user mentioned, “You actively work to make the world a better place while that group of people only talks about making the world a better place. Keep doing you.”
bro is getting canceled for making the world a better place 💀
— nyu (@nyuqt) November 4, 2023
Keep doin’ you bro. Just a bunch of angry people, the shit they say has nothin’ to do with you.
— FaZe Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) November 4, 2023
How crazy is it that we live in a world where helping others and telling the truth gets us silenced..
— Mike Anthony (@ZenArkana) November 4, 2023
Kenyan journalist Ferdinand Omondi applauded the creator by stating that what he has done for the thousands of residents who will now have access to clean drinking water is laudable.