For almost two months now, the ALS ice bucket challenge has been one of the most viral movements on the internet and social media in online history. Overshadowing planking, owling, Gandam Style, Lindsey Stirling, and the Harlem Shake, the ALS ice bucket challenge has become an internet meme with the force of a tsunami. To some, the biggest reason why it is so popular is because it is supporting a cause in which the others mentioned before are just for fun.
However, there are plenty of people out there who are against the ALS ice bucket challenge for one reason or another. Ryan Higa, a popular YouTuber, actually has a word to all of the haters out there in classic YouTuber fashion.
The video of Ryan Higa’s word to the haters was uploaded on his official YouTube page, nigahiga, and already has over 2 million views with over 115,000 likes. However, over 3,000 people disliked the video in which they are probably the type of people Higa was addressing. Also, the video is number two on the list for the Most Popular Videos on YouTube as of the publication of this article.
Ryan Higa brings up three major complaints about the ALS ice bucket challenge. The first complaint is it done by people who want attention. The second complaint is that people who do the challenge don’t want to donate $100. Finally, the third complaint is about wasting water. As a matter of fact, we here at The Inquisitr actually reported on some of these issues. And to be fair, Higa does have a great counter-argument for all three complaints.
However, he made sure to stay away from anything of personal ethics or morals such as how ALS research uses animals as test slaves and how they also use embryonic stem cells for their research too, which may bring up the pro-life to pro-choice issue into play.
What do you think of Ryan Higa’s counter-argument for the three complaints? Was Higa on the ball or was he sticking with an agenda? Please let us know in the comments below.
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