Mr. Beast Should Have Been Creator of the Year

S. Vargas, Asst. Student Life Section Editor

We all know Mr. Beast, aka Jimmy Donaldson, as one of, if not the most, successful YouTuber ever–attracting 20 million subscribers in one year! 

Mr. Beast is a very interesting person and does multiple challenges that include money as well as videos where he gives money away, solidifying his image as very charitable and rich. Something he did that blew up the online community, however, was team trees. This is where he said for every dollar donated, the Arbor Day Foundation would plant one tree. He set a goal of 20 million dollars before 2020 which they have already surpassed.

Many people said Mr. Beast should win TIME’s person of the year for being one of the most generous and kind people these past few years. 

We asked Ryan Martin about Mr. Beast and he said, “He is a great guy, and his ambition to do things are great.” Others have also said he is very kind and generous. Many people’s opinions on Mr. Beast are very positive, so you would think he would win Creator of the Year at the Streamy Awards; however, he didn’t. 

The Streamy Awards is an awards ceremony that has occurred since 2009 for online creators which award them for their accomplishments throughout the year. One of the awards is for Creator of the Year. This year the winner  was Tana Mongeau. This choice caused much backlash from the online community saying she didn’t do anything, and she caused more drama than good. Tana herself said she thought would never hold the award. 

We asked William Wang what he thought and he had this to say: “ It’s probably a stunt for publicity.” He also said, “He should have won Creator of the Year, not somebody who did nothing.” The overall consensus is that Mr. Beast truly deserved the Creator of the Year and not a person who has done nothing but cause problems for herself and many others as well as causing overall discomfort to many viewers.