MrBeast's Inspiring Project Brings Hearing to the Deaf, Despite Backlash



by FARUK IMAMOVIC

MrBeast's Inspiring Project Brings Hearing to the Deaf, Despite Backlash

Influential YouTuber MrBeast, known for his entertaining videos and philanthropic work, has recently undertaken a humanitarian project with a noble aim: to enable deaf individuals around the world to hear. The project involved months of planning and collaboration with experts, and a budget of three million dollars was allocated to provide the latest hearing aid technology to people in need from various countries.

Making a Difference in Lives of Deaf People

The video documenting the project, which was shared on MrBeast's YouTube channel, quickly became popular and received millions of views. The video depicted several heartwarming moments when individuals heard for the first time and was titled "1,000 Deaf People Hear For The First Time." To add to their delight, the participants were also surprised with generous gifts such as money, jet skis, and tickets to concerts and matches.

The YouTuber was seen shedding tears of happiness, further emphasizing the joy that the project brought to people's lives. In addition to providing hearing aids, MrBeast's team also made a donation for sign language services in the countries where the project was implemented, demonstrating their commitment to improving the lives of people with hearing loss.

This is not the first time MrBeast has undertaken such a project - previously, he had made it possible for 1,000 blind people to see through an operation.

The Backlash

However, the video has received criticism from some quarters, with some individuals branding it as "inspiration porn." The term "inspiration porn" was first used by the late disability activist Stella Young during a TEDx talk in Sydney in 2014.

She defined it as "the purpose of these images is to inspire you, to motivate you, so that we can look at them and think, 'Well, however bad my life is, it could be worse. I could be that person'" Despite the backlash, MrBeast's fans have described the video as "amazing" and "emotional." Some Twitter users have dismissed the concerned individuals as "haters" and made deaf jokes about the video.

However, MrBeast has yet to respond to the latest criticism, though he did issue a comment when similar concerns were raised about his video about blind people. He tweeted, "Twitter – Rich people should help others with their money.

Me – Okay, I'll use my money to help people and I promise to give away all my money before I die. Every single penny. Twitter – MrBeast bad."