Mr Beast Tweeted on Jun 25, 2023 that "[he] was invited earlier this month to ride the titanic submarine, I said no. Kind of scary that I could have been on it." However, the screenshot, presumably from iMessage is blue. A blue message means that the person who screenshotted the message is the same as the sender. If MrBeast is posting his screenshot, the invitation message would presumably be either gray or green (as he shouldn't have been the sender).

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    Could you please give some context about the blue iMessage comment? Why do you think this is from iMessage and why wouldnt it be blue if it were?
    – Oddthinking
    Jun 25 at 22:15
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    added context. the blue is more weird because in iMessage is is supposed to denote it is your message, which seems weird since the screenshot looks like it was taken by Jimmy. Jun 25 at 22:29
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    How is this notable? Anyone can claim anything on Twitter?
    – gerrit
    Jun 26 at 6:53
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    @gerrit I have seen the idea that it was "faked" being reposted all over social media (Instagram / twitter / etc) in response to the virality of both Jimmy and the incident. Perhaps notable isn't the right word because I think notable more implies it is worthy of attention. Regardless, it has attention. Jun 26 at 7:16
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    @pipe/gerrit: We want to tackle widely-believed claims. That's hard to prove, so we accept widely-read as a proxy. Here, notability isn't about importance; it is about being seen and/or repeated, even though some of the claims may be fluff. With >74M views, this tweet counts.
    – Oddthinking
    Jun 26 at 8:09

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He clarified that the screenshot of the invitation was sent to him by the person who offered it.


While the Twitter replies call this dubious, it seems even more dubious that he would post a fake text not remembering how colors work.

It's also not clear if he was being invited to join the doomed dive, or a later dive scheduled for "the end of this month" (June). Context implies the latter, as the roster for each dive seems to have been decided about a month in advance.

Two other YouTubers, Jake Koehler and Alan X El Mundo, were also invited at various points: Jake rode on the sub in early June and Alan had gone the previous year. So invitations may have been widely distributed to travel YouTubers.

  • I'd also note that Mr. Beast is the biggest Youtuber in the US, he'd definitely be #1 on anyone's list for an event like that. Jun 28 at 20:48

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