MrBeast, a hugely popular YouTube star who boasts over 160 million subscribers on the video platform, claims he was invited to be on the doomed Titan submersible that imploded en route to the Titanic wreckage — but he declined.
“I was invited earlier this month to ride the titanic submarine, I said no,” MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, tweeted Sunday.
He shared a cropped image of what appears to be a text message inviting him on the trip.
“Also, I’m going to the Titanic in a submarine late this month. The team would be stoked to have you along,” part of the apparent invitation said.
Had he agreed to the underwater expedition, MrBeast would have joined an already eclectic group of adventurers.
On Thursday, the US Coast Guard revealed that the Titan suffered a “catastrophic implosion” after discovering multiple debris fields earlier Thursday.
All five passengers on board were killed instantly.