MrBeast hits back at 'getting cancelled' over latest video attempting to help people in Africa
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MrBeast has hit back after claiming he is going to be ‘cancelled’ over his latest video.
But wait, why would he get cancelled for that?
It seems like a pretty cool thing to do, even if he does sometimes seem to do these things for clout as much as anything.
Still, anything that increases people’s access to clean and safe water should be a good thing, you’d imagine, right?
Well, it’s clearly not how MrBeast feels about it.
The 25-year-old American YouTuber, who is really called Jimmy Donaldson, took to X – formerly Twitter, as you already know – to share his thoughts ahead of this prospective cancelling, writing: “I already know I’m gonna get canceled [sic] 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.”
Well, if he doesn’t care, why put out a pre-emptive post about it?
Never mind, it’s probably not important.
Anyway, in the video – released in the past few hours – MrBeast commits to building 100 wells in Africa, whilst also directing fans to a donation page for his own charity, Beast Philanthropy.
On his donation page, it states: “Clean water is something EVERYONE needs to survive.
“Beast Philanthropy is committed to making this valuable resource accessible to more communities around the world, by funding and building water wells that will provide clean and safe drinking water to tens of thousands of people across the globe.”
The 100 wells will be built in Cameroon, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, and will help an estimated 300-500,000 people access clean water, the page states.
The page continues: “Together we have the resources to help make a major dent in this issue and make sure families, kids, and communities have fresh water to drink, clean their homes and clothes, cook their food, and sustain their farms and livestock.
“We can help reduce disease, bolster education, increase time with family, and lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.
“As they say in many places across Africa – WATER IS LIFE.
“So, help us give life to those who need it.”
Quite the opposite of cancelling the star, many have responded with support to his X post.
“You are a very good person Jimmy,” one said.
“Keep doing what you believe in and making a positive impact,” said another.
“Cancellation can't deter genuine efforts to inspire and help others.”
A third wrote: “There is always something we do that upsets others. Just keep moving forward.”
So, ultimately it doesn’t seem like MrBeast is getting cancelled.
Far from it, in fact.