The Chris Tyson saga has seemed to capture the eyes of a large chunk of social media. Best known as the sidekick of MrBeast, Chris has amassed a massive fanbase as the controversies that have lately surrounded him. Ever since his HRT announcement in early April, fans and critics alike have bullied Chris owing to his recent life decision.
Starting his infamous Hormone Replacement Therapy has certainly come with a cost for the North Carolina native. The 26-year-old has garnered severe backlash from various personalities online. Fortunately for Tyson, his close friends have shown remarkable support to him, at least most of them. MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, has defended Chris on numerous occasions.
However, as the trolling and transphobia toward Chris kept increasing in size, fans speculate a rift between him and Jimmy. For fans unaware, the two go a long way back, with Chris playing a crucial role in the inception of the now-lucrative MrBeast channel. Not only was Chris the very first subscriber, but he has also made several appearances alongside the 25-year-old.
Due to Chris’ controversial announcement, the internet flooded MrBeast, asking him to remove his close friend from the team. Even the conservative political commentator, Ben Shapiro chimed in to share his two cents. Ben took to YouTube suggesting Chris might hinder Jimmy’s businesses, if he isn’t fired sooner than later.
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— No Jumper (@nojumper) May 1, 2023
The internet rumor mill took its churning to the next level as fans noticed Chris absent from one of MrBeast’s recent videos. However, in the midst of all of this, Tyson has come forward to silence all the naysayers at once.
During a Q&A session with his Snapchat followers, Tyson said he may “just come and go” as he pleases. Spending more time with his son Tucker is the reason why Chris hasn’t made a whole lot of appearances with Jimmy lately, or so he says.
MrBeast explains what he’d do after firing an employee
So far, despite the alarming number of rumors, things seem all too well between MrBeast and Chris. However, should Jimmy choose to fire Chris or any other of his employees, the philanthropist YouTuber knows exactly what to do post the firing.
On an episode of The Lex Fridman Podcast, Jimmy shed light on how he handles firing a member of the MrBeast team. When asked if he has trouble firing his employees, Jimmy said, “Yeah actually every person I’ve ever fired, we just give them severance. It’s no ill will.”
He further elaborated, “Like if I fired you, there’s some other job you want me to help you get? I’ll DM them on Twitter. You know if you wanna go work for MTV, I’ll DM them.”
MrBeast, whose empire is estimated at a whopping $10 billion, said that he treats it more like a switch from one job to another, rather than a layoff. “I try to make it more like a transition. Because at the end of the day, if you hold someone that you don’t see being here in 10 years, you’re just doing them a disservice. You’re just giving them more ingrained, more enrooted in where they are.”
“The sooner you do it and help them move on to their new life, the better,” concluded Jimmy.
Whether or not he fires Tyson is a matter that only time will tell. For now, MrBeast is enjoying the fruits of his labor as his YouTube channel recently crossed 153 million subscribers. This makes it the most-subscribed individual and fourth most-subscribed channel overall on the platform.