MrBeast, the popular stunt YouTuber, stirred up some backlash and hilarious memes last week after asking his followers for a favor.
“I need your help! Next time you see Feastables in Walmart (and soon to be new retailers) if you could clean up the presentation and make it look better that’d make me very happy,” MrBeast tweeted on Friday. “I’m building a team to do this routinely, just need help in the short term.”
I need your help! Next time you see Feastables in Walmart (and soon to be new retailers) if you could clean up the presentation and make it look better that’d make me very happy 🥺— MrBeast (@MrBeast) March 3, 2023
I’m building a team to do this routinely, just need help in the short term ❤️ pic.twitter.com/CzYqOqQvta
Feastables, a snack brand started by MrBeast, makes chocolate bars, cookies and other sweet snacks, according to the brand’s site. The products are now available at Walmart.
MrBeast, who became YouTube’s most followed individual in November, even launched a contest to get help from his fans with Feastable displays. Fans who tidy up the displays can take “shelfies” of themselves before and after cleaning the display to enter the contest — winners receive $5,000. There will be a drawing each month, per the Feastable’s site.
Fans had mixed responses to MrBeast’s request. Some criticized the YouTuber for asking fans to help him out as a way to get “free labor.”
MrBeast faced criticism for his request
Some fans panned MrBeast for using his fame to get free labor from fans.
It's fascinating to watch the stage of capitalism where people are honored to do free labor for rich people that don't care about them because they feel some kind of connection and loyalty like a dog wanting a treat, only the treat is an imagined feeling of connection.— ❄ Willie Jack's Favorite Unk 🍙 (@DanDanTransient) March 4, 2023
God, if I had 14 million every time a rich person asked poor people to do free labor…— Defiant Jazz Enjoyer (@appuntito160) March 5, 2023
Fans used memes to make fun of MrBeast
Some made fun of MrBeast for asking his fans to help him out.
Some fans happily obliged
Loyal MrBeast fans were happy to be enlisted as his helpers — the potential for a $5,000 reward might have motivated some of them.