MRBEAST took his YouTube stunts to a new level in his latest video.
After being “canceled” for a recent philanthropic venture, MrBeast responded by burying himself alive.
The stunt was a claustrophobic’s nightmare as the YouTuber survived in a custom-made coffin for an entire week. The video has been viewed 59 million times.
“Please don’t try this at home,” MrBeast said.
The 25-year-old, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, has 212 million subscribers and has become the biggest and richest YouTuber in the world.
Because of his crazy videos like this one, he earns between $3 million and $5 million per month from advertising revenue alone.
These wild videos include a full, real-life recreation of the Squid Game series and count up to 100,000.
In his latest stunt, MrBeast risked his own life to break the record for most time spent buried alive.
He was lowered into the earth in a clear-sided coffin designed to withstand the weight of the ground above him. He was only given an initial supply of food and water, which could not be replenished.
The coffin was filled with cameras to capture the video and ensure the influencer was safe.
After lowering him into his “grave,” MrBeast’s team buried him under 20,000 pounds of dirt.
“I will trust my life to this casket for the next seven days,” Donaldson said.
While it was feared he would be unable to stand due to blood clots forming from lying down for seven days, Donaldson emerged physically unscathed.
However, the stunt was mentally stressful for him and he was seen in tears several times during the video, including when he was taken out of the coffin.
Although he suffered from the challenge, MrBeast surpassed the previous record of 50 hours he had set by remaining buried alive for 168 hours.
MrBeast showed his gratitude to his fans after the torturous stunt and commented on Twitter.
“I still can’t believe so many people show up every time I upload something. I love you all.” he wrote.
In the previous video MrBeast posted, he built 100 wells in Africa to provide drinking water to those in need. The project brought clean drinking water to an estimated 500,000 people.
Many people criticized him as a “white savior” and someone who “monetizes kindness.” He seemed prepared for the hatred to come.
“I already know I’m going to be canceled for uploading a video that helps people, and to put it bluntly: I don’t care.” Donaldson said on Twitter.
“I will always use my channel to help people and inspire my audience to do the same.”