- YouTuber MrBeast tweeted that he turned down the chance to “ride the Titanic sub.”
- OceanGate’s Titan suffered a “catastrophic implosion,” with all five people on board presumed dead.
- Other public figures have since said they turned down the chance to go on the sub.
YouTube star MrBeast suggested he was invited to take a ride on the doomed OceanGate Titan vessel, but turned down the offer.
In a tweet, the YouTuber shared a text message indicating he was invited to go on what he described as “the titanic submarine.”
—MrBeast (@MrBeast) June 25, 2023
He didn’t specify that it was the Titan and didn’t clarify who the text was from. The screenshot appears to show a blue iMessage bubble, futher making it unclear who sent it.
“Also, I’m going to the Titanic in a submarine later this month. The team would be stoked to have you along,” the message reads.
MrBeast tweeted that he said no to the offer.
“Kind of scary that I could have been on it,” tweeted the YouTuber, who has more than 160 million subscribers.
Representatives for MrBeast didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
The OceanGate Titan suffered a “catastrophic implosion” after descending to the site of the Titanic wreckage. All five passengers, including OceanGate CEO Sotckton Rush, are presumed to have died in the incident.
Other prospective passengers have since shared how they turned down a trip in the sub, citing safety concerns.
In a Facebook post, Las Vegas financier Jay Bloom said he rejected a cut-price offer from Stockton Rush to join the doomed trip. Bloom said Rush tried to dismiss his concerns about safety.
British actor Ross Kemp had also planned to shoot a documentary on the Titan, but the plan was scrapped after his production company deemed the sub “not fit for purpose,” his agent told BBC News.
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