A feud between YouTubers isn’t groundbreaking news. But a recent spat between Jacksepticeye and MrBeast has opened up a conversation surrounding what drives YouTubers to make videos: Should it all be for fun?
On Sept. 2, Jack took a polygraph test on YouTuber TommyOutit’s show, where he admitted he didn’t like MrBeast. A video clip of the moment was posted on Twitter, where it amassed 38.6 million views — and prompted a response from MrBeast himself.
Jacksepticeye havin beef with Mr beast was not on my 2023 bingo card pic.twitter.com/BvzzewlvbR
— wolfmasterthethird 🐺🔥💯 (@bowtietwt) September 2, 2023
The Jack and MrBeast feud
Jack and MrBeast are both immensely popular on YouTube, but MrBeast surpasses Jack in subscribers, boasting 181 million subscribers to Jack’s 30.3 million.
MrBeast grew his audience with outlandish giveaways and video game content, but Jack claimed that MrBeast’s presence has made YouTube “more about views, money and popularity” than “about having fun.”
“If he had fun doing those videos, they’d be longer,” Jack insisted. “We’d see the fun.”
In an Aug. 26 tweet, MrBeast admitted that a lot of work goes into his video content. He wrote that he was “dying mentally” after pushing himself to film videos every single day.
In order to upload weekly videos later this year I’ve been filming every single day (and only have a couple days off filming between now and end of year) and I’m dying mentally. I hope you guys love these videos when they go up, I’m pushing myself to the max to get them done 😭
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) August 26, 2023
His fans urged him to slow down and take breaks, with some even implying that the high rate of production could be viewed in a negative manner, as Jack suggested.
Those with talent don’t need to push themselves over the edge for others to have a better view. Take your time.
— Eric Pellinen (@EricPellinen) August 27, 2023
MrBeast initially took offense to the polygraph clip, posting a now-deleted tweet that called Jack’s comments “insanely disrespectful” and accused Jack of spending his own YouTube profits on frivolous things like a sports car and mansion.
Jack does have an extensive collection of cars, and while he does not talk about his home due to previous safety concerns with fans showing up to his house unannounced, he does have an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Commenters on the Reddit thread dedicated to MrBeast’s deleted tweet claimed that MrBeast “missed the point entirely” and that Jack’s comments were more about the impact that MrBeast has had on YouTube than commentary solely on MrBeast and his content.
“I love mrbeast ofc but i think he completely missed the point, jacks point was that he basically doesn’t like how every youtuber nowadays copy’s MrBeast,” one commenter wrote.
Another Redditor agreed, writing: “Now this isn’t saying I don’t like Mr beasts videos but I think he has started to change YouTube and I personally don’t like it and have just basically stopped watching all the ‘new YouTubers and have kept to watching the people who do the old formula of doing YouTube.”
Not everyone appreciated Jack’s attack on MrBeast or MrBeast’s initial response, but it does appear the feud is formally over for now.
MrBeast tweeted on Sep. 3 that he and Jack were “Gucci now,” implying that there was no bad blood between the two after they had exchanged messages.
We messaged, we’re Gucci now 🥰
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) September 3, 2023
Some Twitter users gave credit to the way the duo quickly and quietly handled their conflict, while others implied it was yet another indication of the power that MrBeast has amassed.
Mr beast always solving his beef quick
— CoverageX (@DailyCoverageX) September 3, 2023
My friend Terry said its because Jack knew Mr Best was going to knock him out so he apologised
— Gary Snout (@SnoutGary) September 3, 2023
As for MrBeast’s YouTube fans and followers, they appear to still be enthralled by MrBeast’s content, regardless of whether he’s having fun creating it or not.
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