And now, our favourite YouTubers be sending the chills down our spines with their #ALSIceBucketChallenge videos!
In the past week, the interwebs swarmed with various videos of CEOs (such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates), celebrities, DJs/producers, K-Pop idols (such as these Super Junior members), “Heavenly Kings” of the East (such as Andy Lau and Jay Zhou), as well as members of the Marvel and the DC Cinematic Universe taking on the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. Why the sudden surge in videos of your favourite people in the whole wide world dunking buckets of ice/ice water over themselves?
A little education 😉
The “Ice Bucket Challenge” was started in July by Pete Frates, 29, a former Boston College baseball player who has been battling ALS since 2011 and it has now become a worldwide craze. It’s actually part of a campaign to raise money in fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease that attacks the brain and the spinal cord.
One such person who has suffered from the disease for many years now is none other than the world’s most celebrated brilliant and celebrated physicist, Stephen Hawking.
The campaign requires an individual to dump a bucket of ice water on their head. After which, they’re allowed to challenge 3 more people to do the same. If someone refuses, the penalty is donating US$100 to the ALS Association. The stunt has raised millions for ALS so far!
Without further ado, here are some of our favourite YouTubers taking on the challenge to raise awareness amongst the YouTube community and, well, to make you laugh like they always do:
Jin (of JinnyboyTV)
How can you not love our very own homegrown talent and Malaysian YouTube stars we’re so proud of? Nice one, Jin, taking one for the team and all!
Not only did David Choi take on the challenge, he also posted up proof of his donation to the ALS Association! He’s a good man, this one:
Wesley Chan (of Wong Fu Productions)
Lol, Wesley, that was pretty anti-climatic but that’s okay because we bet fangirls are loving your white tee.
Because he’s cute like that!
Both the bucketful of dough and the #IceBucketChallenge? You’ve just won ’em all, Ryan!
So, which YouTuber do you want to see take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge next? We’ll update this post with more videos as and when we find ’em!