Internet celebrity Etika may be losing it again [WARNING: RACIST AND HOMOPHOBIC SLURS] (Update: hospitalized again; see threadmark/staff posts)

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Why are all these youtubers/gamers such assholes? Why?
The types of persona that seems to take off in popularity often seem to involve a lot of screaming, yelling and narcissism. I think its less that everyone is the same and more the types of people who make these headlines.

YouTubers are people. Some people are assholes. Consider the thousands of YouTubers you don't hear about. I doubt the percentage of assholes in the community differs significantly from the general populace.
Basically this. There's definitely some confirmation bias if your conclusion is that everyone is an asshole.
 

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So, racism aimed towards white people is fine on resetera it seems
pathetic
EVERY FORM OF RACISM IS BAD and I feel disgusted rn
Every visit to ERA is basically looking for updates on new games and finding out once again that whites are trash and I should feel ashamed.
 

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YouTubers are people. Some people are assholes. Consider the thousands of YouTubers you don't hear about. I doubt the percentage of assholes in the community differs significantly from the general populace.

This isn't commentary on Etika. I truly hope he gets the help he needs
Oh snap, Andre's here!
 

carlosrox

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Whatever is going on with him, he's clearly fucked in some capacity.

This isn't normal behavior, whether or not this is purely attention seeking or not.
 

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I am really confused by some of the reactions here. I have read some posts saying something akin to: "Even if he has some issues going on, that does not excuse his behavior". I am just very, very confused by that sentiment. Literally, from what I have read about how he was acting in previous posts and twitter, it seemed like he was experiencing psychosis. When someone is experiencing psychosis, of course they are going to act in a very erratic, inappropriate manner. I mean, yes, he needs to be responsible for himself and get himself help. But if he really was experiencing a mental break, then I feel like we should be supportive and not negative.
 

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I am really confused by some of the reactions here. I have read some posts saying something akin to: "Even if he has some issues going on, that does not excuse his behavior". I am just very, very confused by that sentiment. Literally, from what I have read about how he was acting in previous posts and twitter, it seemed like he was experiencing psychosis. When someone is experiencing psychosis, of course they are going to act in a very erratic, inappropriate manner. I mean, yes, he needs to be responsible for himself and get himself help. But if he really was experiencing a mental break, then I feel like we should be supportive and not negative.
The first time this happened, my immediate reaction was concern and sympathy. It seemed out of character and indicative of mental health problems.

Then, when he returned and played the whole thing off in a 'haha I was just pretending' way and rebooted his channels and talked about it being a new beginning for his online presence, it suggested to me that his episode wasn't a genuine mental health crisis but some kind of elaborate publicity stunt where he willingly used offensive language and material and destructive behaviour to draw attention to himself.

That is when I dropped him as a follower of his content. He made a lot of people genuinely concerned for his well-being and manipulated them for his personal and financial gain. That's not something any of us should tolerate.

Now this new incident again seems entirely consistent with his previous demonstrated behaviour. That he is prepared to say stuff like this just for attention is bad. It seems to me he may genuinely have issues with narcissism and attention seeking, but if that is true he needs to realise that the internet celebrity life is not healthy for him and truly step away and seek help to get himself together.

But based on previous behaviour, I'd most expect him to wait a couple of days and then carry on as normal.

EDIT: Rephrased a poor choice of words.
 
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So, racism aimed towards white people is fine on resetera it seems
pathetic
EVERY FORM OF RACISM IS BAD and I feel disgusted rn
It's pretty obvious to anyone who isn't hoping to be outraged that the reason people might assume he's white is he goes on a racist rant using lots of slurs that include the n-word. That would rather easily lead someone unfamiliar with him to believe that, at the very least, he is not black.

There is absolutely no racism directed at white people in assuming, based on his own words and the context, that he might be white.

Every visit to ERA is basically looking for updates on new games and finding out once again that whites are trash and I should feel ashamed.
Seriously, are you guys okay?
 

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So, racism aimed towards white people is fine on resetera it seems
pathetic
EVERY FORM OF RACISM IS BAD and I feel disgusted rn
Calm down man. I already explained myself before in an earlier post. Sorry if i offended people

Whites are trash.
Men are trash.
Gamers are trash.
Everybody is trash.
I didnt call anybody trash. This Etika dude seems trash and yet i didnt call him that.


It's pretty obvious to anyone who isn't hoping to be outraged that the reason people might assume he's white is he goes on a racist rant using lots of slurs that include the n-word. That would rather easily lead someone unfamiliar with him to believe that, at the very least, he is not black.

There is absolutely no racism directed at white people in assuming, based on his own words and the context, that he might be white.



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Thanx buddy.
 

Lentic

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Dude needs help. I’m sure he’s well aware of the risks of having the cops called on a potentially suicidal black man. Things could’ve gone real bad.

I think the moral of the story is that you should take suicidal threats seriously. He shrugged it off the first time, but in hindsight there was no reason to dismiss concern. There were red flags everywhere. His dwindling streaming schedule and strange tweets should’ve set off some alarms.

Just goes to show how well someone can hide mental health issues.
 

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Looks like a hack to me honestly.

I doubt any person would be this obvious. But then again could also be some kind of racist meltdown I didn't know of.
My thought as well until I searched him up in YouTube and found a video where he yells at the camera after smashing a table with a glass bottle, all on camera. Then the news of him uploading hentai porn to youtube to wreck his own account.
Yeah maybe the guy is a bit psycho and needs someone to help him somehow.
Also I had to Google what a spic, wetback and kike means. Had no idea these were insults. Crickey
 

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The first time this happened, my immediate reaction was concern and sympathy. It seemed out of character and indicative of mental health problems.

Then, when he returned and played the whole thing off in a 'haha I was just pretending' way and rebooted his channels and talked about it being a new beginning for his online presence, it became clear to me that his episode wasn't a genuine mental health crisis but some kind of elaborate publicity stunt where he willingly used offensive language and material and destructive behaviour to draw attention to himself.

That is when I dropped him as a follower of his content. He made a lot of people genuinely concerned for his well-being and manipulated them for his personal and financial gain. That's not something any of us should tolerate.

Now this new incident again seems entirely consistent with his previous demonstrated behaviour. That he is prepared to say stuff like this just for attention is bad. It seems to me he may genuinely have issues with narcissism and attention seeking, but if that is true he needs to realise that the internet celebrity life is not healthy for him and truly step away and seek help to get himself together.

But based on previous behaviour, I'd most expect him to wait a couple of days and then carry on as normal.
oh wow, i did not know all of that background on this guy. thank you for the information. yeah, def a little more suspicious of these events now.
 
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The first time this happened, my immediate reaction was concern and sympathy. It seemed out of character and indicative of mental health problems.

Then, when he returned and played the whole thing off in a 'haha I was just pretending' way and rebooted his channels and talked about it being a new beginning for his online presence, it became clear to me that his episode wasn't a genuine mental health crisis but some kind of elaborate publicity stunt where he willingly used offensive language and material and destructive behaviour to draw attention to himself.

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Now this new incident again seems entirely consistent with his previous demonstrated behaviour.

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Hello thar friend. Well, I'm absolutely not saying he deserves your benefit of the doubt after slinging around such hateful terms on twitter. However, let's not forget that the exact fact that he does this again and again and then continues to carry on as normal before expressing such worrying viewpoints again MAY just indicate an actual, genuine mental health crisis.

I do not condone his behaviour and I would also suggest unfollowing him and I would rather NOT be called someone actively defending his actions. However, It's important to me that we do not automatically draw the following conclusions:

Repeated worrying behavioural pattern followed by denial = NOT an indication of mental health concerns
Repeated worrying behavioural pattern followed by denial = CLEARLY an indication of mental health concerns

To be clear again: I judge the man based on his actions alone. But with such conclusions you're not doing the complexity of various mental disabilities justice. No low-key anger, armchair doctoring or insult intended. :)
 
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Many youtubers and online entertainers struggle with depression and anxiety. That many eyes on people is going to affect the mind, and it's understandable why a lot of them end up with these conditions.

But you know what a lot of them don't do? What Etika is doing.

Now I know forms of attention seeking can be a symptom of depression and anxiety... but considering Etika did this before (not the slurs, but him tweeting about suicide is not new) the guy needs to get off social media and actually get some help. Him doing dumb shit like this for validation and attention in the short term is going to end up hurting him and other people in the long run.
 

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Hello thar friend. Well, I'm absolutely not saying he deserves your benefit of the doubt after slinging around such hateful terms on twitter. However, let's not forget that the exact fact that he does this again and again and then continues to carry on as normal before expressing such worrying viewpoints again MAY just indicate an actual, genuine mental health crisis.

I do not condone his behaviour and I, personally, also lean towards him being a narcissist more than anything else. I would also suggest unfollowing him and I would rather NOT be called someone actively defending his actions. However, It's important to me that we do not automatically draw the following conclusions:

Repeated worrying behavioural pattern followed by denial = NOT an indication of mental health concerns
Repeated worrying behavioural pattern followed by denial = CLEARLY an indication of mental health concerns

To be clear again: I personally condemn the man based on his actions alone. But with such conclusions you're not doing the complexity of various mental disabilities justice. No low-key anger, armchair doctoring or insult intended. :)
It's absolutely true that I am, in no way, an expert on the complexities of mental health issues and can't claim to have experience going through a severe mental health crisis or episode myself. Therefore, my interpretation of his behaviour and the events surrounding it may be completely wrong and I am more than happy to defer to those with better knowledge than I or retract what I said if it emerges there was more to it than originally appeared.
 

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I don't know if it's a mental health issue, a drug issue, or both, but seeing Etika walk down this path is really sad to me. His streams/videos used to be so fun and wholesome. Just a hyper nintendo fan messing around. Shame.
 
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It's absolutely true that I am, in no way, an expert on the complexities of mental health issues and can't claim to have experience going through a severe mental health crisis or episode myself. Therefore, my interpretation of his behaviour and the events surrounding it may be completely wrong and I am more than happy to defer to those with better knowledge than I or retract what I said if it emerges there was more to it than originally appeared.
And to be fair - neither am I! :) And I do not say your post had bad intent behind it at all. I just felt like it was worth pointing out again because your sentiment was echoed a few times in this thread.
 

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And to be fair - neither am I! :) And I do not say your post had bad intent behind it at all. I just felt like it was worth pointing out again because your sentiment was echoed a few times in this thread.
No, you're right to highlight it. It's true that I don't know the facts - I simply interpreted his behaviour based on my assumptions. So it's fair that me saying that it was 'clear to me that his first episode wasn't a genuine mental health crisis' was a poor choice of words.
 

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Thank you to the mods for clearing out some of the above users. I can't believe some of the ridiculously misinformed things that have been said -_-.

And for anyone else that wants to chime in and get banned. You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is a system that was designed for and by white people. Whether you like it or not, it is a system that you as a white person (perhaps unknowingly) benefit from.

People may be prejudice towards you. But it can not and never will be racist. If it were, then your societal standing would be drastically altered which it isn't. If you come back to this thread with anything but "okay" then you do not understand the definition of the term.
 

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I've heard of this guy exactly two times. Both times were in reference to him melting down and saying offensive shit.

This is a publicity stunt. Don't give him the attention.
 

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Thank you to the mods for clearing out some of the above users. I can't believe some of the ridiculously misinformed things that have been said -_-.

And for anyone else that wants to chime in and get banned. You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is a system that was designed for and by white people. Whether you like it or not, it is a system that you as a white person (perhaps unknowingly) benefit from.

People may be prejudice towards you. But it can not and never will be racist. If it were, then your societal standing would be drastically altered which it isn't. If you come back to this thread with anything but "okay" then you do not understand the definition of the term.

Oh boy.

Prejudice, especially negative one, is also a Form of racism.
It's true that white people won't be suffering from systematic oppression the same way black people or other minorities do, but to say that racism against white people just doesn't exist is simply wrong.

After all, it's the existence of small-scale racism that made it even possible for systematic oppression/racism to be created.
And that small scale racism ironically doesn't discriminate. On that smaller scale everyone is able to be racist against anyone.
You may call it prejudice and not racism, but don't forget that even on such a small scale it can lead to things like that shithead who tried to order a hitman on his neighbors.
 
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I've heard of this guy exactly two times. Both times were in reference to him melting down and saying offensive shit.

This is a publicity stunt. Don't give him the attention.
If his idea of a publicity stunt is pretending to be crazy, being abusive towards his ex-girlfriend and getting himself locked up in some mental hospital then he still needs help as that behaviour is just as messed up as what he's pretending to be. I don't think he's pretending though, I think he's someone with genuine mental issues who can't handle having a following at this moment in time and needs to have an extended break away from it all.
 
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Update from his ex. He's in the psychiatric ward for a month apparently. Dude is definitely not doing this for attention. Take mental health seriously, folks.

Thinking back, this isn't the first time he seems to have had an episode. There was this incident where he was convinced that he saw something.
 

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That's what I thought.

If he was actually looking for attention, he wouldn't do the same thing over again, even tough it had virtually no effect the last time he did it.

I hope he stays there until he gets himself back on track. This is serious after all.
 

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Update from his ex. He's in the psychiatric ward for a month apparently. Dude is definitely not doing this for attention. Take mental health seriously, folks.

Thinking back, this isn't the first time he seems to have had an episode. There was this incident where he was convinced that he saw something.
I remember this and just assuming it was drugs that he didn't want to say. Now it really could be something else.
 

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I hope he gets help, really enjoy watching his streams and reactions now and then. Take care of yourselves guys!
 

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I really do hope that Etika gets the help that he needs seeing that this is actually just a very very serious mental episode. Thank god police did get to his house before he did end up seriously hurting himself as the above poster has said please PLEASE take Mental Health seriously.
 

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I do hope that he gets the help he very evidently needs. Mental health is not something to take lightly.
 

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From what I've watched of etika I think he's the type of guy who believes mental illness can be jumped over with a good mindset, unfortunately sometimes it can't and I think etika has this type of mental health issue. Dude needs help and he needs to stick with it.
 

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Calm down man. I already explained myself before in an earlier post. Sorry if i offended people

I didnt call anybody trash. This Etika dude seems trash and yet i didnt call him that.

Thanx buddy.
There's absolutely nothing you should apologize for. To assume a Youtuber throwing around racist words against every non-white ethnicity to be white is simply common sense. Characterizing that as "racism against whites" is straight out gaslighting, and the only thing to be learned from that is how far privileged people are willing to travel in their quest for reasons to play the victim.
 

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I do hope he's able to get help.

However, mental illness isn't a defense or excuse for the abusive behavior that he exhibited towards Alice. There are lots of mentally ill people who don't behave like that and hurt people.
 
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