Summarised by Centrist
In an article for The European Conservative, Jonathon Van Maren discusses the normalising of trans ideology by Chris Tyson, a YouTube celebrity known for appearing in videos on Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson’s channel, after he publicly announced his transition to a woman named Kris.
The popularity of MrBeast is difficult to overstate. The channel racks up hundreds of millions of views, giving absurd amounts of money to contestants for absurd challenges. The channel has nearly 230 million subscribers. The target audience is under 25. The influence on young people is real as Van Maren notes: “Kids follow the channel obsessively”.
According to Van Meren, Tyson’s transition story, supported by MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson), is a powerful tool in normalising transgenderism, particularly among a younger audience.
“MrBeast wields huge cultural influence. Now, that influence serves to normalize the radical agenda of the transgender movement,” says Van Maren.
Tyson’s pursuit of ‘her’ newfound identity has left ‘her’ ex-wife a ‘trans widow’. Tracy Shannon, another trans widow writes that she feels for Tyson’s son:
“For not celebrating what feels like a death or an alien imposter taking over their dad’s body, they will be ridiculed as bigots,” says Shannon.
Van Maren cautions that many parents may not be aware of the content their children consume online and its potential influence on their understanding of gender and identity.