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did you know etika was missing 5 days?

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No 45 73.77%
 
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Rest in peace, Etika. First your shelf, now you die yourself

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For those who don't understand about the shelf, when Nintendo E3 video of Smash Ultimate was rolling, he punched and destroyed the shelf next to him when he saw Snake returning. At which point everybody was posting RIP shelf.

I wish the shelf was the only thing that died there...



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This really was a gut punch to see...I always really liked this guy. Didn't watch all his videos or anything, but whenever I was super hyped about something Nintendo, and it felt like everyone else was being a downer about it, and I just wanted a place to go to celebrate with Nintendo fans, him and his community were the best place to be. The dude was so full of excitement and joy, I hadn't been paying attention to his mental health issues and never would have guessed he'd do this. He was such a genuinely nice dude. Always felt everything with so much passion. It really saddens me to hear that near the end so many people mocked him for being open about his feelings, that probably pushed him further over the edge. My heart grieves for his family and loved ones, they lost someone really special.



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 topic demonstrate such characteristics, being insensitive towards those who are grieving the loss of someone they cared about.
I would point out which ones, but they don't deserve the attention of a proper discussion, and have derailed this thread enough.

Last edited by Hiku - on 26 June 2019

Hiku said:

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 shit people. But it's even 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?"

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.

I think your post confirms that the modern internet is more toxic than anything.  I don't youtube (unless trying to work on my car or house), twitch, facebook, tweet or any of that bullshit.  Constantly trying to get your name out there and be a part of this so called internet is literally making people go insane.  He might have had issues before but I believe this constant look at me for attention internet age only sped up his mental decline.



Hiku said:

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.

It's pretty ironic you'd try to accuse others of derailing this thread, when I'd say this is easily the most inappropriate post so far; coming here just to start implicating other people as having a hand in this event, when it's only been a day since the news has broken and most people are just here to offer condolences.

You wanna try accusing others of lacking empathy and humanity, but when you're here trying to already point the finger I think you need to look at the hate in your heart too.



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Shaunodon said:
Hiku said:

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.

It's pretty ironic you'd try to accuse others of derailing this thread, when I'd say this is easily the most inappropriate post so far; coming here just to start implicating other people as having a hand in this event, when it's only been a day since the news has broken and most people are just here to offer condolences.

You wanna try accusing others of lacking empathy and humanity, but when you're here trying to already point the finger I think you need to look at the hate in your heart too.

There's a BIG difference between Hiku's post and the two other posts that he quoted. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with this post, seems to me like you're just looking for trouble.



Shaunodon said:

It's pretty ironic you'd try to accuse others of derailing this thread, when I'd say this is easily the most inappropriate post so far;

Uh. No.



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Shaunodon said:

It's pretty ironic you'd try to accuse others of derailing this thread, when I'd say this is easily the most inappropriate post so far; coming here just to start implicating other people as having a hand in this event, when it's only been a day since the news has broken and most people are just here to offer condolences.

You wanna try accusing others of lacking empathy and humanity, but when you're here trying to already point the finger I think you need to look at the hate in your heart too.


How about you say why it's unfair to suggest that Keemstar's comments contributed to the problem of Etika getting trolled over his mental health issues?
And I'm bringing it up because he isn't.

It's both relevant and important to discuss the cause and effect people have. And there will be other Etika's in the future.

It's not however relevant or important to discuss how many followers one needs to be famous. That's an unnecessary comment.
It deserves to be called out for that, but not turned into a pissing contest over how many followers you need.
Arguing sub numbers is derailing the topic. Talking about things that contribute to the deteriorating mental state of suicidal people isn't.

People shouldn't act like Keemstar did. And if you see someone acting that way, let them know.

And yeah, I think making insensitive comments to those who are grieving the loss of someone they cared about is an empathy problem, that they should think about.

Last edited by Hiku - on 27 June 2019

Hiku said:

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

think-man said:
Shaunodon said:

It's pretty ironic you'd try to accuse others of derailing this thread, when I'd say this is easily the most inappropriate post so far; coming here just to start implicating other people as having a hand in this event, when it's only been a day since the news has broken and most people are just here to offer condolences.

You wanna try accusing others of lacking empathy and humanity, but when you're here trying to already point the finger I think you need to look at the hate in your heart too.

There's a BIG difference between Hiku's post and the two other posts that he quoted. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with this post, seems to me like you're just looking for trouble.

The difference is the other two were just short witless comments that were easily ignorable, whereas this person is laying out evidence trying to implicate someone as a villain. When you're actively trying to put someone else's name in a bad light, in an extreme event like this and with someone fairly well known (not that I have a desire to defend Keemstar), it becomes a fairly serious issue, especially when people are still emotionally vulnerable from the event.