MrBeast Pledges to Make His Personal ‘Squid Sport’ in Viral TikTok
- MrBeast posted a TikTok promise to make a real “Squid Game” if the post gets 10 million likes.
- At the time of writing, the now viral TikTok has amassed 15 million likes and exceeded its target.
- The dystopian Netflix show “Squid Game” has been a huge hit since it premiered last month.
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YouTube star Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson told fans he was replicating “Squid Game” – the new, hugely popular dystopian Korean
Series – in real life, when his TikTok video hits 10 million likes. It has received 15 million likes since it was released on Monday.
With 71 million YouTube subscribers, Donaldson, 23, is one of the most followed YouTubers on the platform. His YouTube content, which he released in 2012, includes a mix of extreme stunts, challenges, and giveaways to friends, family, and strangers.
Since its premiere on Netflix on September 17th, “Squid Game” has become the platform’s top show in the United States. The Korean language series revolves around a group of economically disadvantaged people entering a competition hoping to win $ 38 million. However, the competition, which includes a series of challenges based on traditional Korean children’s games, has a deadly twist and turns it into a game of survival.
Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos said Squid Game is well on its way to becoming the biggest video streaming service show ever.
In a TikTok released on Monday, audio from the series’ first challenge, Red Light, Green Light, can be heard in the background. In the show, the players have to move when the “curator” (that’s an animatronic puppet) turns their back on them, but freeze when they turn around. The goal is to reach the finish line. If the curator catches a player who is moving, he will lose the game – or in the case of “Squid Game”, lose his life.
The audio of the challenge itself also went viral on TikTok and has been used in 1.6 million videos.
While the audio is playing in the background, Donaldson can be seen in front of a still image from “Squid Game”. He points to the on-screen text that reads, “If this TikTok gets 10 million likes, I’ll be recreating Squid Game in real life.” The video is titled “It’s in your hands tik tok”.
Although Donaldson has hit the 10 million likes milestone, Donaldson has not yet informed fans of his plan and has not responded to Insider’s request for comment. Several online personalities with verified accounts, including Spencer X, Marcus Olin, and Devante Wilson, commented on the TikTok, saying they would be interested in participating in a real-life “squid game” if Donaldson made it.
Insider previously reported that the Korean Cultural Center in the United Arab Emirates organized a re-enactment of the games, which is said to have taken place on October 12 in its Abu Dhabi office.
The Netflix-inspired session was open to 30 people playing in two groups of 15. Four of the six games from the popular Korean-language drama series were played, including Red Light, Green Light. The game’s winners didn’t get $ 38 million, but they did get green tracksuits inspired by the series.
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