YOUTUBER Mr Beast has made a bizarre request to his legions of fans when they see his popular chocolate bars in Walmart.
The influencer-turned-entrepreneur, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, took to Twitter with an unusual post promoting his Feastables confectionery brand.
Mr Beast, who has built up an army of followers with his viral stunts, tweeted two photos of Feastables displays on the shelves at Walmart, one messy and one tidy.
He then asked his fans if they could “clean up” the presentation of his chocolate bars if they saw them haphazardly on the shelves.
Mr Beast added that he planned to hire a “team” to do this for him on a regular basis, but in the meantime he needed the help of his fans.
He tweeted, “I need your help! The next time you see Feastables in Walmart (and new retailers coming soon) you would make me very happy if you could clean up the presentation and make it look better.
“I’m building a team to do this routinely. I just need short-term help.”
To sweeten the deal, he later tweeted underneath, “To show how grateful I am to everyone who helped clean up, I’m going to donate $100,000 to charity. Which charity should I donate to? Appreciate you all !”
While many of his adoring fans were only too happy to help, Mr Beast’s request – whose net worth is an estimated $54 million – to work for free to promote his products caused a backlash from some.
One user wrote, “B***h, pay me. I don’t s*** for rich schmoes for free. This is literally part of someone’s paid job to do what you ask.”
Another, referring to Mr Beast’s fledgling fan base, quipped, “This is practically child labor.”
A third added: “Next time I see your chocolate, I’ll break all the bars in half before anyone can buy them.”
Mr Beast, who originally joined YouTube in February 2012, reached the milestone of 100 million followers on the video platform in July last year.
He has become famous for some of his money giving stunts and for offering prizes and gifts to his loyal followers.
In an infamous stunt in January of this year, Mr. Beast that he cured 1,000 blind people by paying for their cataract removal surgery.
The video, which quickly garnered tens of millions of views within days, featured emotional before-and-after images of patients regaining their sight.
Some have pointed out that he is able to give away that much money without it personally affecting his net worth due to deals with brands and the size of his platform.
One video showed him walking around his town handing out $1,000 to the homeless.
In 2020, MrBeast gave away a $250,000 grand prize for a rock, paper, scissors streaming contest.
A few months later, he donated $300,000 to the D’Amelio family — which is going viral on TikTok — for winning a contest.
After the release of Squid Game, MrBeast held his own contest, minus the violence. The grand prize was $456K.
In another viral video last year, YouTubers Chunkz and IShowSpeed took Mr Beast’s credit card and racked up a nearly $200,000 bill at London’s Harrods luxury shopping mall.
They spent thousands in top stores like Gucci, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Cartier, buying jewelry and designer clothes.
At the end of the stunt, they gathered many fans of Mr Beast and gave away many of their expensive purchases.