YouTube’s most famous star MrBeast recently shared a surprising tweet to his followers, disclosing that he turned down an opportunity that could have placed him on the ill-fated OceanGate Titan submarine.
The submarine was meant to explore the wreckage of the iconic Titanic that sank in 1912 but unfortunately met a tragic fate after a catastrophic implosion, resulting in the loss of all five passengers on board.
MrBeast revealed in his tweet that he had been offered the chance to ride this submersible but ultimately decided to turn down the opportunity.
I was invited earlier this month to ride the titanic submarine, I said no. Kind of scary that I could have been on it pic.twitter.com/bQUnaRiczA
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) June 25, 2023
According to the tweet on June 25th, the 25-year-old YouTuber revealed that he was given the opportunity to embark on this voyage to the deep sea earlier in the month but opted out of participation in the end. He expressed gratitude for avoiding what turned out to be a tragic incident, stating, “Kind of scaring that I could have been on it.”.
Along with his tweet, he also shared a screenshot of a text message that he received where he showed the invitation to explore the Titanic in the submarine, with the person on the other end being enthusiastic about MrBeast’s potential involvement.
Ross Kemp, a documentary maker and former actor most famous for his role in the popular British soap Eastenders, also turned down the opportunity to ride the Titan submarine during a deep diving mission planned this year. The decision was made by the production company behind the documentary, who deemed it too risky after conducting their own thorough checks. Kemp’s agent emphasized the unfazed nature of this submarine on “every level”, highlighting the importance of prioritizing safety in such ventures.
MrBeast is renowned for his daring content and willingness to take on extreme challenges without shying away and pushing the boundaries. In late 2022, he embarked on a journey to survive for 50 hours in Antarctica with several of his friends, he also spent 12 hours underwater in one of his challenges and 50 hours buried alive underground in another.
These daring feats show his appetite for the extraordinary and that he is not averse to experiences surrounded by danger. His fans will be glad that MrBeast decided to turn down this opportunity and instead decided to exercise caution this time.
The recent catastrophic implosion of the Oceangate Titan submarine has left the world mourning the loss of brave explorers who embarked on a mission to explore the historic wreckage of the most famous shipwreck.
The events surrounding this expedition highlight the dangers of underwater exploration and the uncertainties that can arise even with the latest technologies and most experienced teams. This outcome serves as a reminder of the risks involved in venturing into uncharted territories.
MrBeast’s statement on this missed opportunity that turned into a blessing has generated further interest in this story and made people reflect on what could have been if it was somebody else had on board that day.
Various debates are going online about the perils of underwater exploration and the unforeseen circumstances that led to this tragic incident. As the world mourns the loss of the souls on that vessel that day, it serves as a reminder of the importance of safety and careful consideration when engaging in such adventures.