Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson is one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, known for his massive cash giveaways and insane challenges – but every celeb has their copycats, and some are more obvious than others.
With MrBeast boasting over 24 million subscribers, it comes as no surprise that the YouTuber sports a few copycats – the most prominent of which is British YouTuber “Morgz,” who has been called out for copying MrBeast’s videos several times.
In fact, a member of Donaldson’s crew pointed out the similarities between their content in a pointed Tweet in May, showing a screenshot of Morgz’s videos as compared to MrBeast’s.
While MrBeast later claimed that he had “nothing to do “ with the drama during a subsequent video, he later Tweeted about the apparent copying on September 13, writing, “My brother isn’t an actual YouTuber until Morgz copies one of his videos.”
This Tweet didn’t go unnoticed by Morgz, who lashed out in response to the post with another screenshot that appeared to accuse MrBeast of copying him, instead, writing, “Guess we ain’t gonna talk about this huh?”
However, MrBeast was, in fact, going to talk about it, giving a multi-numbered list that debunked Morgz’s claims for each video in the screenshot.
“1 – Your top video is a copy of my ‘Last to Leave’ series,” he wrote. “Point invalid. 2 – I was inspired by this VR guy. 3 – Nope, I still did it first. My original Tweet was a joke btw. I’ve been trying to be nice and not hop on the fuck Morgz train, I really don’t care for drama.”
1.) Your top video is a copy of my last To leave series. Point invalid
2.) I was inspired by this VR guy
3.) Nope, I still did it first.
My original tweet was a joke btw. I’ve been trying to be nice and not hop on the fuck morgz train, I really don’t care for drama. pic.twitter.com/Af8GSdsAyj
— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) September 13, 2019
Morgz then shot back with another Tweet, accusing MrBeast of “pushing a narrative” against him and copying another YouTuber’s VR video idea rather than being “inspired.”
“How come my top video is a ‘copy’ of your last to series, but your VR video is ‘inspired’?” he retorted. “Just cos you say you’re joking & you hate drama, doesn’t change anything. Just a way for you to push a narrative whilst still looking like a ‘good guy,’ even though You tweeted about me.”
How come my top video is a 'copy' of your last to series, but your VR video is 'inspired'?
& just cos you say you're joking & u hate drama, doesn't change anything. Just a way for you to push a narrative whilst still looking like a 'good guy' even though You tweeted about me.
— Morgz (@MorgzHudson) September 13, 2019
While MrBeast has yet to reply to Morgz’s final Tweet on the subject, he isn’t alone in feeling copied by the YouTuber: both his crew and fellow YouTuber RiceGum have put Morgz on blast, with RiceGum calling Morgz’s content “cringey.”
Although MrBeast isn’t one to entertain drama, there’s no telling where his “feud” with Morgz will head next, with fans and critics alike awaiting further statements from the two.