What Do Markiplier, $66,000 And #ButtTrumpet Have In Common?
8 August 2016, 15:12
Another day, another Markiplier meme.
YouTubers are no strangers to charity work. With John Green travelling to Jordan and PewDiePie raising over a million dollars for Charity: Water, it has become a part of the norm for the YouTube community to do big, public events in order to raise awareness for charities and non-profit organisations. Well, even though Markiplier just did his own good deed for charity, everybody is only talking about 'butttrumpet'.
In a 12-hour livestream for MusAid, an organisation that aims to "use music as a tool for social transformation by providing high quality musical education to at-risk children and youth", Markiplier wanted to spread the word about his charitable efforts and so picked one keyword for his fans to spread the message with, and that was how #butttrumpet was born.
Thank you all so much for an AMAZING stream! I'm sticky and sweaty but it was so worth it AND we smashed our goal with $66,347 raised!— Markiplier (@markiplier) August 7, 2016
Even though Mark went topless, covered himself in makeup, dabbed for a minute straight, twerked up a wall, did yoga and gave his co-host a lap dance, all his fans could talk about was #butttrumpet until it inevitably became the second most popular Twitter trend in only a short amount of time. In fact, the livestream itself quickly raised over $15,000 in just over an hour, and raised a total of $66,347 for the charity - which makes all this #butttrumpet nonsense all worth it!
You can watch the entire 12-hour live stream below, or continue scrolling down to check out some of our favourite tweets as we celebrate the life of the #butttrumpet meme.
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