YouTuber MrBeast recreates ‘Squid Game’ with $456,000 prime prize

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Hundreds of cash-strapped “Squid Game” followers competed in a real-life recreation of the dystopian smash-hit Netflix sequence for a $456,000 money prize.

Popular YouTuber MrBeast, who boasts 76.4 million subscribers, mentioned he spent $3.5 million on the flowery reenactment during which 456 contestants battled for the jackpot.

The social media star, whose actual title is Jimmy Donaldson, said on Twitter that it value him round $2 million to construct and produce, whereas he spent round $1.5 million on prizes.

In addition to the six-figure first prize, Donaldson doled out $2,000 to each competitor and $10,000 to the runner-up.

The recreation included the identical Korean kids’s video games performed in “Squid Game,” reminiscent of Red Light, Green Light, marbles and tug-of-war — in enormous units that took weeks to assemble.

MrBeast $456,000 Squid Game In Real Life!
The video has attracted harsh criticism from viewers.
MrBeast/Youtube

But not like within the unsettling drama, no contestants had been harmed.

Players had been as an alternative rigged with “wireless explosives” filled with faux blood that burst open when a participant was eradicated.

In the tug-of-war and glass bridge challenges, dropping contestants fell right into a foam pit reasonably than plummeting to their deaths.

MrBeast $456,000 Squid Game In Real Life!
Popular YouTuber MrBeast mentioned he spent $3.5 million on the reenactment.
MrBeast/Youtube
MrBeast $456,000 Squid Game In Real Life!
Losing contestants fell right into a foam pit.
MrBeast/Youtube

But true to type, the real-life “Squid Game” contestants had been seen in footage of the sport trembling as they tried to carve shapes out of honeycomb within the “dalgona challenge.”

The “Squid Game” reenactment isn’t the primary time Donaldson has pulled off an extravagant stunt like this for his YouTube channel.

Donaldson is famed for providing outlandish prizes to his on-line followers prepared to compete in absurd challenges, reminiscent of when contestants stood in a circle for 12 days for $500,000 money.

MrBeast $456,000 Squid Game In Real Life!
No contestants had been harmed within the making of the sport.
MrBeast/Youtube
MrBeast $456,000 Squid Game In Real Life!
Players had been rigged with “wireless explosives,” that launched faux blood.
MrBeast/Youtube

The social media sensation was the second-highest paid YouTube star in 2020, incomes about $24 million and garnering some 3 billion views, according to Forbes.

But his newest video has attracted harsh criticism from viewers who slammed Donaldson for reenacting a recreation about wealthy individuals exploiting the poor for his or her macabre viewing pleasure.

Other critics additionally famous the irony of Donaldson making advert income by recreating a present that sternly denounces capitalism.

A Twitter person was amongst those that slammed Mr Beast’s “Squid Game” reenactment.

The stunt video was launched only a day after a smuggler who offered copies of “Squid Game” in North Korea was sentenced to dying by firing squad.