Person Who 'Won' MrBeast's Squid Game Offers Cut Of Cash Prize To Person Who Suggested It's 'Fake'
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The YouTuber, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, spent millions on recreating the entire set from the hit Netflix series, intricately building versions of Red Light, Green Light, tug of war and even the glass hop challenge.
He also managed to get 456 contestants - also exactly like the series - to take part in the challenges, with a top prize of $456,000 (£341,000) at stake.
Unlike the real show, though, after whittling the group down to the last six, instead of playing the Squid Game, the finalists all played a game of musical chairs, with 079 claiming the top prize.
But it seems that some cynics out there weren't convinced the user was legit, with one person calling '079' out on Twitter and telling him it was cap - which is youth speak for a big old fib.
So, putting his money where his mouth is, the guy claiming to be 079 replied: "Send me your PayPal ill sent 10k just to proof."
Send me your PayPal ill sent 10k just to proof
- Tryzon (@TryzonHD) November 24, 2021
You can have mine too if you want, mate.
Ahead of the video being released, some critics said they felt the whole idea was in fairly poor taste, given the fact the series was pretty grim.
One person said: "The whole thing was about the people killing each other to get out of debt as entertainment for the wealthy.
"Glad that went over your head and you, as a wealthy person, are recreating it as entertainment."
Another said: "Y'all take things too far. Just enjoy the show like normal people and move on."
However, there were plenty of others who have absolutely loved Donaldson's recreation.
One wrote: "Jimmy this is incredible. At this point you should take the next logical step and establish a movie/ tv production company - you've pretty much already created one from scratch.
"I would love to see how you could shake up that industry."
Another added: "As a Korean this is impressive."
While a third chimed in: "I was one of the people who helped make this set. Definitely the hardest I've worked in a while but also the most fun I had in a while.
"Working these long hours for weeks definitely paid off. Thank you for this unforgettable experience!"