YouTuber Mr Beast divides internet after building every challenge from Squid Game

By Elaine McCallig

A YouTube star is recreating Squid Game challenges - and people are unsure of how to take it.

Mr Beast, who is well known for his outlandish challenges and incredible cash prizes, dropped a video showcasing perhaps his boldest challenge yet.

The video shows that his team recreated key locations from the show, including the fake neighbourhood where the marble challenge took place, the set of the honeycomb challenge, and of course, the red light green light arena (complete with the horrifying doll).

On Twitter he revealed it cost an eye-watering $2 million to build, with a further $1.5 million going towards prizes.

Responding to the video, a comment with over 300,000 likes reads: “He is too rich”.

TikToker Amir De Leon wrote: “You might as well just shoot season two.”

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It all started when the YouTuber, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, uploaded a video to TikTok promising if the clip received 10 million likes, he would recreate Squid Game in real life.

The likes quickly racked up, with the video garnering 17.8 million likes since it was posted last month.

Karl, who frequently takes part in Mr Beast’s videos, commented: “I’m one in 10 million”.

Popular TikTok account The Mannii Show also replied, asking: “Where do I sign up?”

A few days later Mr Beast posted an update to let fans know they smashed their goal of 10 million likes. He then invited people to follow him because he is “grabbing random TikTok followers” to compete.

Commenting under the video, the YouTuber added: “I will actually fly you out.”

Despite preparations well underway for Mr Beast’s version of the popular Netflix show, some feel he missed “the point” of the show, which is largely a critique of capitalism.

However some stood up for him, highlighting Mr Beast’s previous and ongoing philanthropy.

Some people are very excited and can’t wait to see how it all unfolds:

If you didn’t get chosen to take part in Mr Beast’s version of the game, you can try the honeycomb challenge for yourself at home by recreating this recipe.

Would you take part in Mr Beast’s Squid Game?

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