The user, who had been following Marques for quite some time, had an unusual request for the American podcaster and said:
I have my birthday coming up and I have an unusual request.
Instead of fulfilling his demand, Brownlee shared the user's e-mail on his twitter account and wrote:
Please. I don't have extra phones to just give people. Stop asking.
Please. I don't have extra phones to just... give people. Stop asking 😭 pic.twitter.com/JueY6uU2Y4— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 25, 2020
Netizens soon started getting on the man's case.
While many were simply trolling the guy for his request,
First Bobs and Vaganas, now this... WHERE DOES IT ENDS!!— Bufarete (@Bufarete) February 25, 2020
Hagg diya..Had to put our country name in his mail as if our stereotype wasn't enough 🤦♂️— Rahul (@cringyninjaa) February 25, 2020
Here comes the Indian fanatic with their weirdrequest 🤦♀️— Cryztal💎 (@MuizAdDeen) February 25, 2020
Please my family is starving, I must have the latest luxury tech item— WAUZZZI (@WAUZZZI) February 25, 2020
"Only if it's ok with you " these people geez pic.twitter.com/HvTmMXm4m2— Dark Knight (@DarkKnight0907) February 25, 2020
Many rebuked the YouTuber for making fun of the poor guy and stereotyping Indians.
Hi, am pretty sure if you give, the more you will get, so just help the dude with his request..— Paulo júnior (@canal1152) February 25, 2020
Right, but like... you do have phones and I need one because I am a less money man than you, mr money man and I have watched at least 7 of your videos so just do the right thing and give me one. Thank you.— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) February 25, 2020
What's the definition of a giveaway I wonder? I understand that it's frustrating to receive such emails, but I don't think tweeting about it proves anything. All respects to you, I feel bad for the guy who's so desperate so as to ask for a gift from his/her "superhero".— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) February 25, 2020
Ahh , i hate this kind of people .— Captain Banana (@SadmanSporsho) February 25, 2020
But anyways can u you give me a pink s20 .
It seems this wasn't the first time Marques was getting one such request from a fan.
Dropping in YouTuber’s inboxes like pic.twitter.com/fl8gqD3W3a— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 25, 2020
Even though the YouTuber hid all the contents of the person who emailed him, he forgot to hide the country leading to a lot of distasteful comments on the post.