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Internet celebrity Etika may be losing it again [WARNING: RASCIST AND HOMOPHOBIC SLURS]

Dec 15, 2018
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Reading her tweets now, he's really lost it this time. The God talk is straight up mental illness. Glad he wasn't driven to physically harm anyone. Hope he gets the help he needs.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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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.
LOL
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Reading her tweets now, he's really lost it this time. The God talk is straight up mental illness. Glad he wasn't driven to physically harm anyone. Hope he gets the help he needs.
I don't know anything about his personal life or who she is or his relationship with her, but something about her telling the whole world about what's happening with him seems incredibly insensitive to me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.


You're aware that Etika used racial slurs against Jewish and Latin people, right ?
 
Mar 25, 2019
348
So does he really have mental health issues?
Even as a passive watcher for me it was always clear in these later 2 years that he is suffering from mental issues. Definitely a lot of social pressure and anxiety in there. I think it's not do much that he has illness, it's more that negative thoughts are consuming him. Negative thoughts can kill a person. I know because I had been haunted by them some time ago. My god it's not pretty
 
Oct 27, 2017
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rolling my eyes at this statement. it is HIS responsibility to not be an asshole and make inflammatory remarks to his supporters. I don't want to sound anymore insensitive so I'll leave it at that.
I was referring more to his first breakdown in October and how easily people let it go. It was a major red flag that he needed help and someone close to him should've gotten involved. Since then, he hasn't been streaming as much and his fanbase has been on his ass about it to the point where they rebranded his subreddit. It culminated in him getting angry and smashing a bottle on a live stream. People ignored it again.

People should always be more conscious of these kinds of warning signs.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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rolling my eyes at this statement. it is HIS responsibility to not be an asshole and make inflammatory remarks to his supporters. I don't want to sound anymore insensitive so I'll leave it at that.
It's our responsibility as a society to never sneer at the possibility of someone being in dire need of help, especially when there's evidence of someone making remarks about being god, suicidal ideation and being taken to hospital twice. He could just be doing it all for shits and giggles, who knows, but those are not ever odds worth betting on even if you really don't like someone.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The fact that the hospital is going to keep him for a full month this time I think the chances of him playing this for shits and giggles is very very slim this time and he has just been in dire need of help was too prideful to admit it, played it off the first time and just had it all explode to the surface this time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's our responsibility as a society to never sneer at the possibility of someone being in dire need of help, especially when there's evidence of someone making remarks about being god, suicidal ideation and being taken to hospital twice. He could just be doing it all for shits and giggles, who knows, but those are not ever odds worth betting on even if you really don't like someone.

I doubt racism and homophobia can be fixed with an hospital.
 
Mar 23, 2018
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I've only really seen this guy in Youtube compilations in which he had one of the more interesting reactions to Smash. While he is not my type of content creator, I do feel for anyone going through legitimate mental issues. Hope he gets the help he needs.

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.
I will not derail the topic as per the mod instruction, but will simply advise that you (and some others) heavily update yourself on both the terminology and the problem at hand. There is NO single and simple definition of racism and racial discrimination that fits everyone, in every case. The problem is, in fact, so complex that the study and research of racism is a heavily multidisciplinary field. I assume you are trying to be well intentioned, but the above statements simply come off as being tendentious.
 
Feb 2, 2019
143
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All the people in this thread who have no sympathy for mental illness... Grow some empathy.
Yes, what he said was fucked up. Nonetheless, stop demonizing other human beings, especially those who are not mentally stable. Mental unstability can make you think the absolute worst shit. It is fixed with medication and rehabilitation, not by forcing yourself to be more stable and nicer... And the "yeah well not all mentally ill people say racist shit!" talk is... look, if I say "yeah, well, not all poor people are thieves, so fuck you for stealing to feed yourself", or if I say "well, not all drug users are addicts, so just stop depending on drugs", do you not see the problem here? Even if poverty by itself doesn't necessarily mean you will do something illegal and steal, it can appear to be a necessity for some. Even if drug use by itself doesn't necessarily lead to addiction and dependance, it can happen for some. Even if mental illness by itself doesn't necessarily lead to psychotic breakdowns and saying or doing hateful or even criminal things, it can, for some. And in all these cases, you don't get out of this hole simply by stopping to do it. It appears to your mind that it has become a necessity, or the sole action to take, even if this isn't actually true. If anyone here is bipolar and has done stupid shit while manic or depressed, you know what I'm talking about.

If your defense against xenophobia becomes synonymous with an attack on mental illness, you need to grow some empathy instead of virtue signaling.

edit: And before I get banned for "downplaying hateful speech" like last time... No, I don't support racism in any way. Fuck anyone who is a racist, and it's not because Etika was off his rockers when he said what he said that it justifies any of it. He messed up and absolutely should apologize. But don't judge mentally deluded people with the same dumb ass "when there's smoke there's fire" logic that hateful people tend to use.

Rant over.
Etika needs to realize that he's not being himself. Hopefully the 1 month of hospitalization leads to a good outcome. I sincerely think he needs to take a break from the Internet completely for some time. Take some time to rebuild himself in a stress-free environment, and don't take the risk of acting like a buffoon online, posting porn or vomiting xenophobic shit. He has already taken several Ls the size of the Moon, he should just isolate himself from that environment and stay low for a while while he deals with his issues.
 
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