In another wacky challenge, YouTuber Mr Beast has announced he will award $10,000 to whoever can ‘ratio’ him, or get the most likes in comparison to his tweet, with fandoms battling it out to have their fave crowned the winner.
Jimmy Donaldson a.k.a Mr Beast is well known for his grand scale challenges. And with 45 million subscribers on YouTube, he certainly has the means to facilitate them, often partnering up with his huge audience to make great things happen.
On the charitable front, one of Mr Beast’s most ambitious projects was ‘Team Trees,’ where he endeavored to raise the money required to plant 20,000,000 trees. He definitely succeeded, with over 500,000 unique users donating to the campaign.
Among the philanthropy, Donaldson also previously set out to break some online records just for the fun of it. He set out to beat PewDiePie and have one of his videos become the most liked non-music video on YouTube. The video currently has a whopping 15 million likes.
With that in mind, he set his Twitter followers the task of ‘ratio-ing’ his original tweet. To ‘ratio’ someone means either for the number of comments to far outweigh the likes (usually when something is controversial,) or in this case to far outweigh the likes of the original tweet. Essentially, you have to get more likes than Mr Beast himself.
Tomorrow I’m going to give whoever ratios me the hardest on this tweet $10,000
— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 23, 2020
Originally, it looked like popular YouTuber Corpse Husband was going to win the money thanks to his reply tweet of a simple smiley face. Alongside the rise of Among Us, Corpse has experienced a huge surge in popularity in recent months, and said that he would be donating 100% of the money if won to charity.
— Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband) October 23, 2020
Corpse has also confirmed that he will be giving the money to charity, should he win.
Thank you to most of you on both sides of this being respectful and not toxic in regards to this. To clarify, since some were confused, 100% of it if I won would be going to charity. But it's been really cool to see people support what they love and I wish everyone the best 🙂 https://t.co/2Mt6QiMUAV
— Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband) October 24, 2020
However, just as it was looking as if Corpse would be sailing to victory unrivalled, a tweet from a BTS fan’s account saying “I know this is impossible but, If ever I win the funds will be directly donated to Funds for Bangtan and BorahaeFunds” began to pick up traction.
Their victory might not be as impossible as they first thought, with dedicated fans around the globe heading in droves to boost the tweet.
Mr Beast even joked “Hey Kpop fans, you about to let Minecraft youtubers show you up like this? Are they the new biggest fan base?”
Hey Kpop fans, you about to let Minecraft youtubers show you up like this? Are they the new biggest fan base? 🤪
— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 24, 2020
The contest is now over, and Corpse Husband reclaimed the lead in the final hour to take the victory.
But, because of the great effort all round, Mr Beast confirmed he was also giving $10,000 to the BTS fan page. So, in the end, everybody won.