Oh no. Another YouTuber Caught Homophobic / Racist / Terrible? Say it is not so! Not Mr. Beast!
Ah, but it is. At least if you believe that a video compilation is doing the rounds online. The video shows Mr. Beast gleefully dropping all kinds of libel – mostly homophobic – in various locations, and Twitter is responding with as much outrage as you’d expect. Calls to Mr. Beast have already begun, as well as a cynical countdown to what most consider an inevitable public apology.
Overreaction or justified anger? You can make a decision after watching the video below.
YOUTUBE ARCHEOLOGY: Video of Mr. Beast speaking homophobic insults in a live turnout. Likewise, many are calling on his friend Chris Tyson for making Islamophobic statements in old tweets. pic.twitter.com/o8FBVkAS0G
– Def Noodles (@defnoodles) April 7, 2021
Montage of heck
The main force behind the Mr. Beast video on Twitter appears to be YouTuber Def Noodles, describing his channel as, “Mix between The soup and The Colbert Report, a satirical take on Internet news and commentary presented by a cat in a Minecraft house. “When there’s a scandal involving influencers, you usually see Def Noodles commenting on it or actively fighting in the middle of it.
In this particular case, Def Noodles claims the video came to him from multiple sources. However, the link to the original video leads to a YouTube page where the content has been blocked “for copyright reasons” because it is “content from SuperBam, Inc.” contains. Does this mean that Def Noodles’ Twitter upload can also be blocked or edited so as not to infringe on SuperBam, Inc.’s copyright.
In any case, the original video was uploaded to YouTube in January. However, as the tweet accompanying the Mr. Beast video points out, the devastating compilation resurfaced months later, the same day a member of Mr. Beast’s crew ran into trouble for similar reasons. Have you heard of Chris Tyson?
WHO HAS COME SEEN THIS: MrBeast’s friend Chris Tyson cried out in countless Twitter threads his old – and now deleted – tweets that some call Islamophobic, racist, transphobic and skilled. Some demand an apology. Threads attached to the end of this thread. pic.twitter.com/i8wr073gRA
– Def Noodles (@defnoodles) April 6, 2021
Birds of a feather
Chris Tyson is a frequent employee of Mr. Beast’s. In addition to hosting “Beast Reacts” on the Mr. Beast YouTube channel, Tyson takes part in most of the challenges and jokes that Mr. Beast pose. According to the Mr. Beast fandom wiki (yes, that’s one thingChris Tyson is known as the “country boy” of the group, as well as the most vulgar person in it.
It seems like Chris Tyson has cleaned up his Twitter account quite a bit, but not before several people have captured a slew of unsavory tweets from him. As you can see from the link above, Def Noodles has again gathered the information and pushed it into the Twitter sphere. The tweets range from offensive topics – homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia, plain racism, you name it.
So Chris Tyson is in the water with Twitter, and now the same is true of Mr. Beast. Organized Removal or Unstoppable Karma? With all of these YouTubers getting canceled, it’s going to be hard to tell.
Another can bite the dust
If you’re an influencer with a few skeletons in your closet, you’d do well to prepare your apology video, if any. Make sure you come across as sincere in it too, because the audience has gotten more cynical and worse. David Dobrik actually cried in his most recent apology and he just won. Maybe about half of his critics?
David Dobrik. James Charles. Shane Dawson. We can continue. Some have problems with terrible accusations, some have problems with past material that they thought would be funny, and some have problems with a combination of both. And the list keeps growing. You could argue that the honeymoon phase is over for most YouTubers and now is the time for them to take their perceived violations into account.
Will Mr. Beast join the cancellation conversation or will Twitter forget when the next scandalous headline comes? We’ll have to wait to find out.
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