Jimmy Donaldson aka MrBeast rebuilt ‘Squid Game’ in 2 weeks, which cost him 2
Hundreds of financially troubled Squid Game fans recently battled it out for a cash prize of $ 456,000 in a real-life recreation of the dystopian Netflix series! MrBeast (real name Jimmy Donaldson), a popular YouTuber with 76.4 million subscribers, said the lavish recreation, with 456 entrants battling it out for the jackpot, cost him $ 3.5 million.
The remake featured the same Korean kids’ games featured in Squid Game, including red lights, green lights, marbles, and tug of war, all of which were built in giant sets that took weeks to assemble. Unlike the tense drama, however, no candidates were injured.
Instead, players were given artificial blood “wireless bombs” that would detonate if a player was eliminated. Losers in the Tug of War and Glass Bridge competitions were thrown into a foam pit instead of falling to their deaths. True to the pattern, however, the real “Squid Game” competitors were shown trembling when they tried to carve figures out of honeycombs in the “Dalgona task”.
Jimmy Donaldson’s “Squid Game” reenactment isn’t the first time he’s doing something like this on his YouTube channel. Donaldson is known for taking his online fans into insane challenges, like taking anything you want if you keep it tight and lots more.
The social media sensation was the second highest paid YouTube personality in 2020, earned nearly $ 24 million and received over 3 billion views, according to Forbes. However, users have criticized Donaldson for recreating a game in his latest video about rich people exploiting the poor for their creepy viewing pleasure. Others noted the absurdity that Donaldson generates advertising revenue by re-launching a show that is vehemently opposed to capitalism.
One user commented on Twitter: “Totally impressed with the massive production and planning behind a YouTube video. This Hollywood size!” Another user complained, “So the irony is like you’ve just been lost completely, right?” One person commented, “So the world record for the largest budget for a YouTube video”.
Another user said, “The video was absolutely great, if you could have watched another 2 hours! Well done and congratulations to you and the rest of the team, phenomenal!”