As I'm reading more about this, apparently people were spamming CLOWN icons in his chat, because he didn't kill himself. Some accused him of doing it for publicity. Others were egging him on to do it.
Keemstar definitely contributed to it, and now there's not a pip from him about this.
He's starting a fundraiser for Etika's funeral, but he's not acknowledging his part in all of this.
Etika, who was a big fan of his, even told him "I wish you the best" in his final farewell video.
I don't know why this world if so full of people like this. And it's worse when they have a large platform and many people that look up to them.
Here's a clip of Etika asking his viewers" What is memes can kill?"
And here's another one worth watching:
No/low empathy for others (who are not close to you) is a problem. Some insensitive comments in this very topic demonstrate such characteristics.
I would point out which ones, but they don't deserve the attention of a proper discussion, and have derailed this thread enough.
The reason why the guy in the first one says that after 13h he's not saying he's fine is because Etika had a breakdown late last year already - but came back saying it was fake (in retrospect probably an attempt to put his insecurities under the rug). I'm pretty sure that at least is part of the reason for such comments, thinking it was just a stunt.
However, during this year, it was clear it wasn't the same Etika anymore. Very absent-minded (left a stream running for 2 hours after he said he would go on a potty break as if he had forgotten about it in the meanwhile, for instance), somewhat dulled out, which could have been a pointer to some medicines, especially Psychopharmaka.
Too bad I only started watching his later videos after I heard of him been missing, and that's where I found out all this. Maybe I could have been more helpful if I would have been watching closer to release... though I don't know how I could have helped him even back then, and that hurts me pretty much right now, writing it down. Seriously, I wish I could have done something to help him.
May you rest in peace, Etika.
Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 26 June 2019