James Stephen Donaldson or MrBeast has been a social media sensation ever since 2017. His videos which include various challenges, dangerous stunts, and cash giveaways have become increasingly popular and he slowly developed an ardent fan base. His shocking ‘counting to 100,000’ video was what started his rise to fame.
He is now one of the most influential people in the world. He has amassed an enormous net worth of $500 million. The constant aspect of cash giveaways to people in his videos has led to various MrBeast impersonators taking advantage of the situation and using his name to scam people and take their money.
Scammers are Impersonating as MrBeast To Loot People’s Finances
MrBeast has been an influential figure on the internet and has made various donations to charity and financial giveaways to different people through his videos. He has made use of his enormous fan following and earnings to spread awareness of various causes he’s donating to including Team Trees, Team Seas, and providing medical aid for blind people.
This philanthropic quality of MrBeast has been taken advantage of by many online impersonators claiming to be MrBeast and scamming people’s money from them. As put by Rolling Stone, many victims of the scam have come up to voice their anger and frustration. These people are persuaded by the real-life philanthropic nature of MrBeast and blindly trust whatever the scammer tells them to do.
MrBeast himself had already addressed his fans many times before about scammers and people who were impersonating him online. However, it seems this horrible behavior is still continuing and affecting many people to this day. One hopes that people stay cautious and vigilant to avoid being trapped and ultimately scammed.
MrBeast Does Not Care About What His Detractors Say About Him
While MrBeast is now for his charitable donations and helping those in need, some people have found him to be a controversial figure. He has been labeled by detractors as acting like a white male savior, and criticized for promoting himself through poverty p**n. But MrBeast does not seem to care for his detractors and he says he will keep doing what he loves to do.
He posted on X saying how whatever he does, some people will find means to criticize him one way or the other, He expressed his desire to continue helping people and to inspire others to do the same. He said,
“I already know I’m gonna 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”
MrBeast recently uploaded another of his dangerous challenges where he remained buried alive under 20,000 pounds of dirt for 7 days. While he surprisingly managed to make it out alive and unscathed, fans expressed the craziness and absurdity of the challenge.