In the midst of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike, renowned YouTuber MrBeast, also known as Jimmy Donaldson, found himself embroiled in controversy.
Dexerto claimed that he promoted his role in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem on Twitter, thereby crossing the SAG-AFTRA picket line.
Dexerto said: “YouTuber Mr Beast promotes his role in ‘TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM’ on Instagram, crossing the SAG-AFTRA picket line during the actors strike”
Responding swiftly to the allegations, MrBeast refuted the claims made by Dexerto.
MrBeast Replied: “False, this is a contract I signed pre strike and was legally obligated to promote. This falls under the exceptions they have outlined. Regardless, to make my support clear I’ll make a donation later tonight”
To reaffirm his support for the striking actors, Mr Beast pledged to make a significant donation to a charitable organization that aids entertainment workers affected by the strike.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has been at the forefront of the ongoing actors’ strike
with demands focused on improved working conditions, equitable compensation, and better benefits for its members.
During such a strike, members are expected to adhere to the rules.
Despite the allegations, Mr Beast maintains that he acted within the parameters set by his pre-existing contract.
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