MrBeast has established himself as one of the most popular celebrities in the world in recent years. The American YouTuber, also known as Jimmy Donaldson, has garnered a huge following on the platform. He attracted millions of fans from all over the world with his unique challenges and giveaways. Along with MrBeast, Chris Tyson and Karl Jacobs have been part of the channel as well.
The MrBeast symbol has now grown into a huge brand that almost the entire world recognizes. From fast food chains, and chocolates (Feastables), to merchandise, MrBeast is doing it all. When it all seemed to be going well, the MrBeast team has been receiving plenty of backlash from fans in recent weeks.
Informed consent HRT saved my and many others’ lives. The hurdles gnc people have to jump through to get life-saving gender-affirming healthcare in a 1st world country is wild to me. Just let people make informed decisions about their own bodies https://t.co/xvQjjx7cIB
— Chris (@Christhealtgod) April 6, 2023
For some context, Chris Tyson, one of Jimmy’s friends and social media personality, recently announced that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) had “Saved my life and many others’ lives.” This opened the door to all the speculations, as many wondered if Chris was transgender. The 26-year-old expressed his gender-nonconforming preferences.
Is Chris Tyson still part of MrBeast’s team?
Tyson’s looks left fans baffled at first but this also resulted in transphobic comments. If that wasn’t enough, fans blasted Chris and accused him of being selfish for “abandoning” his wife and son. However, contrary to popular belief, Chris is still very much involved in his son’s life. The YouTuber’s son Tucker is two years old and was born during his marriage to Katie Tyson.
The relationship status of the couple has not been revealed amid Chris’ HRT transformation. But it looks like the controversy has taken a huge turn and the light is now on MrBeast. Recently, Sunnyv2 posted a video claiming that “Chris will soon be a nightmare for MrBeast.” Jimmy did not take this well at all and even hit back.
He wrote, “Yeah, this is getting absured. Chris isn’t my “nightmare” he’s my f*cken friend and things are fine. All this transphobia is starting to piss me off.”
Yeah, this is getting absurd. Chris isn’t my “nightmare” he’s my fucken friend and things are fine. All this transphobia is starting to piss me off
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) April 13, 2023
Despite MrBeast’s response, Chris still seems to be receiving plenty of hate comments from fans. So much so that the community is demanding that he be fired in order to continue watching MrBeast’s content.
The Sunnyv2 Chris Tyson video is laughably terrible. Somehow worse than I thought it would be. He claims Chris transitioning is a lose lose scenario for Mr Beast because if Mr Beast fires him he’ll get canceled but if he does then “the silent majority will stop watching”
— Grayson 🏳️🌈🐺 Ⓐ 🏳️⚧️🤘 (@Grayson_0304) April 14, 2023
I think i am gonna stop supporting Mr.Beast. Not until he fires Chris Tyson. If he is on camera on each of Mr.Beast’s videos that he uploaded to YouTube then idc.
Not a racist myself but i feel bad for Chris. It seems that the WOKENESS that is happening to our current society…
— The Real Mobile Gamer Gaming (@TheRealMobileGG) April 19, 2023
The user went to the extent of writing that it wouldn’t change even if Chris was in every MrBeast video. This could certainly mean that Jimmy’s $10 billion worth YouTube channel, as he believes it to be worth, could be at stake.
Jimmy posted his first video in 2012, more than a decade ago. Now, he has built a huge empire for himself and believes it to be worth billions. In an appearance on the FLAGRANT podcast, MrBeast mentioned that he turned down an offer of $1 billion for his brand.
When asked how big of an offer he would accept, MrBeast said, “It’s so crazy I don’t even want to say it because it’s just where I want to be. If we have a mobile game company and we got 100 million people playing it, and we have a thousand physical Beast Burgers and Feastables in 20,000 stores, it would probably be like $10 billion, $20 billion.”
Although the valuation MrBeast places on his brand might surprise fans, one must note that he has taken all the future endeavors into account as well. The MrBeast brand seems to be growing as time passes and there is no guessing how it would be just a few years from now.
As for the controversy involving Chris Tyson, MrBeast has not responded to these tweets of fans demanding his friend’s firing. Chris played a pivotal role in the success of the MrBeast channel, along with Karl Jacobs.