Mr. Best is under fire again. This time, because the YouTube star has given shoes to 20,000 South African children.
MrBeast explained in video Posted on Wednesday.
He went on to explain that many children in South Africa have to walk barefoot for miles over rough terrain, broken glass and polluted water to get to school.
MrBeast has collaborated with a charity called Johannesburg Bare feet no more. The nonprofit makes the shoes “from an innovative material designed for durability, comfort, and flexibility.” The shoes are also waterproof and stretch to fit the growing foot.
Once he had the shoes, MrBeast traveled to Cape Town to “find the schools whose students were most in need of help”. He then gave away 20,000 pairs of Barefoot No More shoes to South African students.
This isn’t the social media star’s first philanthropic effort. Earlier this year, he funded cataract surgery for 1,000 people suffering from blindness — an act he called “satanic,” according to Deseret News.
In 2020, MrBeast said that it is planned to “use the influence of my main channel to one day open hundreds of homeless shelters/food banks and donate all the money”.
“This is my plan, and if you don’t believe me, just watch. I promise I am dying I have no dollars in my bank account and I refuse to live a materialistic life,” he wrote in a follow-up. tweet.
I’d like to make other channels like monster games and monster reactions so I can run my main channel at a loss and expand as much as possible. Then use the influence of my main channel to open hundreds of homeless shelters/food banks one day and donate all the money.
– MrBeast (MrBeast) August 10, 2020
This is my plan, and if you don’t believe me, just watch. I promise I am dying and I have no dollars in my bank account and I refuse to live a materialistic life.
– MrBeast (MrBeast) August 10, 2020
To live up to his claims, MrBeast has created a channel called BeastPhilanthropy He posts videos of his charitable efforts, some of which include: saving an orphanage, building wells in Africa, cleaning up the ocean, and rebuilding homes destroyed by hurricanes.
Why is MrBeast facing shoe donation backlash?
Fans are criticizing the YouTube star as they claim he is making money from his videos. One fan described his shoe donation as a “millionaire gang.”
People who praise things like this like “good guy Mr. Beast” are ignoring the fact that he’s making a profit from these types of videos.
This is not really charity. pic.twitter.com/tSYW7wp0Eo
– Zachary Beach (@ZackaryBeach4) March 9, 2023
Millionaire’s philanthropy is a band-aid that covers the underlying issues that force people to live in appalling conditions in the first place. People are not angry at Mr. Beast. They are angry at the system. https://t.co/fXrYHFTymF
– Salty Suga (@SaltySugga) March 8, 2023
I don’t want to scream again but you know that’s really weird, right? Like…can you look beyond “Thing X is good” and think about the broader context in which all this is happening, including the nature and incentives of charitable content https://t.co/Ygg9CVNDb2
– Lulu (LolOverruled) March 8, 2023
Some fans support Mr. Beast’s charitable work
Loyal MrBeast fans have shared their support for the YouTuber’s charitable efforts.
Mr. Beast has found an infinite money imbalance as charity drives more charity. Yall need to relax it lmao
– Easterhands (Easterhandz) March 9, 2023
Mr. Best: *Donates millions of dollars through philanthropic efforts*
Internet haters: “He’s doing it for the views/money”
Mr Best: “I don’t keep money from this channel, I just give it to help more people
Moral of the story: Haters won’t hate..so do you!
– Brycent 🚀 (@brycent_) March 9, 2023
I am quite sure that children in Africa who now have shoes on are very happy with MrBeast.
And also people who are now, literally, not blind anymore.
– Matt ⚡️ (Kovalo) March 9, 2023
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