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MrBeast rips into critic who says his philanthropy isn’t charity because he makes money off YouTube videos

Rachel Lang

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MrBeast rips into critic who says his philanthropy isn’t charity because he makes money off YouTube videos

Some utter melts on social media have lashed out at MrBeast for his latest philanthropic efforts.

One Twitter user lashed out at the 24-year-old YouTuber, real name Jimmy Donaldson, and yeah, it didn't end well for him.

"People praising things like 'good guy MrBeast' ignore the reality that he makes a profit from these kinds of videos," the person said.

"This really isn't charity."


Unfortunately for him, MrBeast saw the tweet and chucked them a reply.

"100 per cent of all revenue from Beast Philanthropy goes towards running my food banks and helping ease human suffering, and since inception I’ve personally put in millions into Beast Philanthropy," he said.

He added: "That’s the whole point, make content around helping people to generate more money to help more people."


What a way to take down a hater with a polite dosage of truth and facts.

It looks like the user painted a target on their back too, because they have now limited who can see their tweets.

And we can see why.

They were obliterated on social media by less-than-kind people who were not MrBeast.


One user said: "It’s so strange to me that people are suddenly on your case about everything. It’s so frustrating to see."

While a second added: "Not gonna lie.. even if you were pocketing the ad revenue, I still see no reason to hate on it. Making a positive change is making a positive change, no matter how you look at it.

They continued: "Honestly, I'd say you deserve the kickback from the ad revenue for making a difference like you do."


A third commented: "Seeing people hate on MrBeast is wild to me. There's people who have never donated a single dollar to charity yet hate him for giving kids in Africa 20,000 pairs of shoes."

The targeted tweet comes one month since MrBeast restored the sight of 1,000 people suffering from curable blindness by forking out the money needed for life changing surgery.

More recently, he gave shoes to 20,000 kids in South Africa who had never had a pair for their own two feet.


MrBeast said in his video: "To witness these kids wearing their first-ever pairs of shoes was really emotional and again, a realisation of the basic needs that most of us take for granted."

South African school teacher Gabriella said: "For most people, this is very hard to understand, for using something as simple as a pair of school shoes to change my learners' lives for the better."

Another teacher, named Rowsell, revealed that when the kids saw their new sneakers, you would’ve thought these children would have been given an Xbox or PlayStation.

"What you have done here at my school is absolutely amazing," he said.

Imagine dunking on that. Oh, wait.

Featured Image Credit: MrBeast/YouTube

Topics: YouTube, Charity, News

Rachel Lang
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