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YouTuber MrBeast Says He Was ‘Invited’ On Titanic Sub Trip -- But Declined: 'Scary I Could Have Been On It'

YouTuber MrBeast Says He Was ‘Invited’ On Titanic Sub Trip -- But Declined: 'Scary I Could Have Been On It'

Since the news of the Titan tragedy, we’ve heard several stories about people who were invited at one point to make the dangerous voyage to see the Titanic wreckage – whether it be on the doomed vessel or not – but pulled out at the last minute. And now, another person who almost went on a submersible trip to the shipwreck has come forward: YouTube star MrBeast.

The 25-year-old content creator, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, revealed on Twitter Sunday that he was allegedly asked to go down to see the Titanic earlier this month. However, he ended up declining the offer. MrBeast said in a tweet:

“I was invited earlier this month to ride the titanic submarine, I said no. Kind of scary that I could have been on it”

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The proof? He also shared a partial screenshot of a text exchange that he seemingly had with someone else that read:

“Also, I’m going to the Titanic in a submarine late this month. The team would be stoked to have you along.”

Whoa. You can check it out (below):

It’s unclear whether he was invited on the doomed Titan expedition but MrBeast’s text noted the journey would have been “late this month” – which possibly could’ve been around the time of the submersible’s fatal trip. No matter the timing, though, the influencer must be feeling thankful he turned down the voyage right now.

As you no doubt know by now, the Titan submersible went missing and “lost all communication” with its surface vessel last week during a trip to the Titanic with five passengers aboard. Following a four-day search, it was confirmed that the sub suffered a catastrophic implosion during the dive. This resulted in the tragic deaths of OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, Hamish Harding, Shahzada Dawood, Suleman Dawood, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet. The company said in a statement to People on Thursday about the situation:

“We now believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost. These men were true explorers who shared a distinct spirit of adventure, and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans. Our hearts are with these five souls and every member of their families during this tragic time. We grieve the loss of life and joy they brought to everyone they knew.”

We continue to keep the victims’ families in our thoughts during this difficult time. Reactions, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jun 25, 2023 14:47pm PDT