Is Jake Paul OK? Fans became worried about the social media star after he posted a tweet saying that he hated himself on Saturday, March 28.
“I really hate myself. Anyone else?” he posted to the social media site.
His followers were quick to reply with messages of support. One wrote, “You have so many people who love and care about you [please] don’t say that.”
“No [baby] please don’t say that. Please don’t hate yourself, you mean everything to so many people including me, and we love you more than you could ever know,” another concerned fan added.
As fans know, this worrisome tweet came a little over a month after the 23-year-old talked about mental health on social media and told his 3.7 million followers in a since-deleted tweet that, “Anxiety is created by you.”
“Remember anxiety is created by you. Sometimes you gotta let life play out and remind yourself to be happy & that the answers will come. Chill your mind out. Go for a walk. Talk to a friend,” he wrote at the time.
After he received backlash for his “harmful” post that “downplayed” anxiety, the YouTuber attempted to defend his original tweet. He claimed that he just wanted to spread the word about anxiety.
“Everyone clowning my tweet but it’s now spreading more awareness about anxiety which I didn’t even know was a thing ’til I was 18 but had it my whole life & never knew how to deal with it,” he explained. “If you think you have it or wanna deal with it try reading this.”
And when he linked an article so followers could read about how to cope with their anxiety, fans criticized him some more.
“Nobody is ‘clowning’ on your tweet. Your tweet is dangerous to your young impressionable audience. Anxiety is bad enough as it is, but now you’re trying to make it seem like its our fault that we feel anxious. It’s just so invalidating and shortsighted,” a Twitter user said.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-800-448-4663.
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