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MrBeast Curing 1K Blind Folks On YouTube Isn’t The Real Problem

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YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson has sparked an interesting discussion online with his latest video. Perhaps, as is the case with MrBeast, the content his creator “king of youtubeBut the fury elicited by the feel-good creators is accurate in critique but completely misguided in direction.

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When about 131 million Subscriber With Google’s video sharing platform, millions more tick tock When twitter—MrBeast is the new “King of YouTube” as of November 2022, even surpassing creator Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg’s astronomical number of subscribers. Spend enough time on the site and chances are MrBeast videos will show up on the homepage whether the algorithm has your number or not. Played and displayed on trending pages in categories such as the “Now” and “Games” sections. And those many eyes receive about the same number of comments and thoughts.

This is exactly what happened in MrBeast’s latest video. A video titled “1,000 blind people see it for the first time,” uploaded on January 28, already has more than 62 million views for him. As of this writing, it’s his third on YouTube’s trending page. There are good reasons for this. Please reread that title. The man helped people regain their sight. “In this video, we’re curing 1,000 blindness,” MrBeast says right at the beginning of his eight-minute video. “It’s going to be crazy.”

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Crazy was right! As his MrBeast and an unnamed surgeon in the video explained, those selected for the “10 minute surgery” Cataract, is the clouding of the lens of the normally clear eye. Regardless of age, proteins in the eye break down and clump together, causing the blurring that some people experience. , intraocular lens, people can see again. And MrBeast’s video explains how this “simple surgery” can change your life. He gifts $10,000 as people roll on the ground and, in some cases, weep with clearer, saltier eyes, meaning MrBeast will give one patient a Tesla after a successful surgery and another donated his $50,000 to the university. Surprisingly, MrBeast has performed surgeries abroad to help blind people in Brazil, Honduras and Mexico. It is no exaggeration to say that he is heartwarming.

While many folks online applaud what MrBeast has done with this particular video, myself included, not everyone is happy with his CharityThe main crux of the criticism is that he exploits people with disabilities influence And finally, EarningsPeople say MrBeast shouldn’t because he does charity work try to take advantage of the job By creating content called spawns him more eyeballsHe should do this in secret, and the consensus is not to blow it up everywhere.

But that misses the point completely. As pointed out online, Including streamer Hasan “Hasanabi” Piker, the real problem is not MrBeast’s philanthropy, but rather paid access to simple surgeries that can have healthy, long-term positive effects on an individual’s vision. Consider that, According to the nonprofit MyVision.org, the average cost of cataract surgery in the United States is $3,500 to $7,000 per eye. This does not include insurance benefits of any kind.As someone with an often uninsured eye condition called keratoconus, I can imagine people paying tens of thousands of dollars in hospital bills. If anything, MrBeast’s tearful video is an indictment of a failed hyper-capitalist medical system. It’s not MrBeast’s fault. It has to be with Big Pharma.

MrBeast is aware of this and has taken to Twitter to ask why the “government won’t step in and help.” He seems to have internalized some of his criticism, but tweets that people on the Bird app are angry. he helps others with his money, he admits what people expect from wealthy people.He also surveyed his followers about voting for him if he ran for president, nearly 70% said yes. Clearly, people enjoy what MrBeast is doing with his YouTube-earned money.

Kotaku We’ve reached out to MrBeast for comment.

Additionally, documenting his philanthropic activities and sharing them on YouTube can garner millions of views, potentially funding MrBeast’s philanthropic efforts. Relying on personal wealth is far from ideal, but thanks to government neglect and pathetic laws, publicly funded institutions such as libraries and schools are sorely underserved and It’s a temporary band-aid to a fundamental problem with wealth distribution, as funds are sorely lacking. Very frustrating, especially since there are ways to fix broken systems to benefit more people than they do now.

But at the end of the day, the real problem here is capitalism. It’s all about profit, so no one can do anything when money is at stake. Even if MrBeast were to become president in an alternate reality, until we cut our society off from the evils of capitalism, it would be difficult to do things just because it’s the right thing to do, not because it generates views and revenue. Until you learn, nothing is changed. MrBeast is not foolproof, and it’s perfectly fine to criticize him or his philanthropic work. But we have to make sure we are criticizing the right things. In this case, it is the stupid, privatized, and for-profit medical system that deserves the wrath.

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