MrBeast Curing 1K Blind Folks on YouTube Not the real problem

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YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson has sparked an interesting kind of rhetoric on the internet because of his latest video. Perhaps this is the fate of the creator when, as in the case of MrBeast, he becomesKing of YouTube. Yet the outrage raised by the feel-good creator is, while accurate in criticism, completely misguided in direction.

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With about 131 million Participants on Google’s video-sharing platform — and millions more across Tik Tok And Twitter—MrBeast has become the new “King of YouTube” as of November 2022, surpassing even the astronomical subscriber numbers once held by creator Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg. Spend enough time on the site that, regardless of whether the algorithm catches your number or not, chances are your MrBeast video will appear on your homepage. And even if it doesn’t, his videos rack up millions of views, appearing on trending pages across categories like the Now and Gaming sections. However, many comments and thoughts come roughly.

That’s exactly what happened with MrBeast’s latest video. Uploaded on January 28 and titled “1,000 Blind People See for the First Time,” the video has already racked up over 62 million views. It’s the third on the popular YouTube page at the time of writing — and for good reason! Re-read this headline. The man helped people regain their vision. “In this video, we’re treating 1,000 people for blindness,” says MrBeast at the very beginning of the eight-minute video. “It’s going to be crazy.”

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Madness was right! As MrBeast and an unnamed surgeon explain in the video, the people chosen for the “10-minute surgery” appear to have some form of eye lens darkeningIt is a clouding of the normally transparent lens of the eye. Regardless of age, protein in the eyes can break down and clump together, leading to blurriness that some people experience. Using “a small vacuum to suck out the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial one,” it’s known as Intraocular lensPeople can see again. And MrBeast’s video shows how this “minor surgery” can change lives. He’s giving people $10,000 as they roll on the floor and, in some cases, weep through eyes that are clearer and saltier. I mean, MrBeast gave a patient a Tesla and another $50,000 to the university after the successful procedure. Hell, Mr. Best did the surgery abroad, to help blind people in Brazil, Honduras, and Mexico because “nearly half of the population with incurable blindness does not have access to this surgery.” To say it’s heart-warming is an understatement.

While many folks online applaud what MrBeast has done with this particular video, myself included, not everyone is happy with his charitable work. The crux of the criticism is that it exploits disabled people for their sake influence In the end, Revenues. Because he does charity work, people say Mr. Beast shouldn’t be doing that Try to take advantage of this business By creating content It generates more eyeballs on it. The consensus prevailed to do it in secret, not to blow it everywhere.

But this misses the point entirely. As some online have pointed out, Including streamer Hassan “Hosnaby” Baker, the real issue is not MrBeast’s philanthropy but rather paid access to minor surgery that can have long-term, positive health effects on one’s eyesight. consider that, According to the non-profit organization MyVision.orgThe average cost of cataract surgery in the United States ranges from $3,500 to $7,000 per eye. This does not include any kind of insurance benefits, which, as someone with an often uninsured eye condition called keratoconus, I know can rack up people with a hospital bill in the tens of thousands of dollars. If anything, MrBeast’s tear-jerking video is an indictment of a failing healthcare system and capitalism. Shouldn’t be wrong with MrBeast. It should be with Big Pharma.

Mr Best is aware of this, asking on Twitter why governments don’t “step in and help”. He seemed to absorb some of the criticism, though, when he tweeted that people on the Bird app are crazy about it He helps others with his moneyIt’s something he acknowledges people expect from wealthy people. is even I polled his followers about voting for him if he ran for president, with nearly 70 percent saying “yes.” People clearly enjoy what MrBeast does with the money he makes from YouTube.

my city I’ve reached out to MrBeast for comment.

Furthermore, recording and sharing his charity work on YouTube where they can gather millions of views will potentially fund MrBeast’s charity. While relying on one person’s wealth is nowhere near ideal, it is a temporary band-aid on a fundamental problem of wealth distribution as our publicly funded institutions, such as libraries and schools, are severely underfunded and severely underfunded thanks to government inaction. Pathetic legislation. It’s very frustrating, especially since there are ways that a broken system can be fixed to benefit more people than there is currently.

But at the end of the day, the real issue here is capitalism. Because everything is for profit, there is no way for anyone to do anything when money is on the line. Even if Mr. Best were to become president in an alternate reality, until we detach our society from the ills of capitalism, until we learn to do things simply because it is the right thing to do and not because it will generate views and revenue, nothing is going to change. MrBeast is not infallibleCriticizing him or his philanthropic efforts is perfectly fine. But we just have to make sure we’re criticizing the right thing, and in this case, what’s worth getting angry about is this stupid, privatized and profiteering healthcare system.

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