A YouTuber is being called out for clickbaiting Etika's death for views
27 June 2019, 15:18 | Updated: 27 June 2019, 15:28
People are accusing Imjaystation of pretending to do the 'Ouija Board Challenge' with Etika for clicks.
YouTuber Imjaystation has been called out for clickbaiting a 'Etika Ouija Board Challenge' video for views.
Imjaystation - real name Jason Ethier - posted a video to his channel yesterday (June 26) which was originally titled ‘etika ouija board challenge at 3am!! (gone wrong)’ and featured an image that suggested the video would feature imjaystation attempting to contact Etika via a Ouija board, a format of video the YouTuber has previously used after the deaths of Mac Miller and XXXTentacion. The original title is still visible through Google search.
But once clicked, the video was not an ‘ouija board challenge’, but a video in which imjaystation speaks about YouTubers sharing mental health issues “for attention” and apologises for his previous Ouija Board videos.
“I just got back from the middle of nowhere in an insane asylum, I checked Twitter right now and I saw the most horrific news I’ve ever seen, honestly guys and it comes from comments on my YouTube channel telling me ‘you better not do the Ouija Board Challenge on Etika’. Hell no, I’m not gonna do the the Ouija Board Challenge on Etika,” he says.
He then proceeds to call out other YouTubers who he accuses of only sharing their tributes to Etika “for attention”.
“So what if your YouTube video doesn’t have ads? Donate to that shit. If you’re not donating to Etika or his family or mental health when you’re tweeting about it or you’re making a YouTube video about it, you’re doing it for attention bro”, he says in the video.
“I looked up Etika as soon as I heard about it and I saw a bunch of comments, like people made actual videos about Keemstar. Yeah it’s Keemstar's (fault) because he’s hard on mental health, YouTubers just putting up ‘ah, I’m depressed, guys, I’m depressed, I’m breaking down, I got depression, or, I did something bad, it’s because I’m depressed… He’s hard on that shit because you know what, it’s true bro.
"These YouTubers are doing this, making five different videos about being depressed. I’m sad too bro, but I’m not about to say I’ve got depression. ‘Cause you know what, if you didn’t feel like Etika did, you haven’t got depression my dude, you’re doing it for attention. So next time you’re sad, suck it up bro… you don’t know what it feels like to feel like Etika felt”.
He then apologised for making his previous Ouija board videos, saying: “I want to say I’m sorry for making this Mac Miller Ouija Board video, the X(XXTentacion) video, because it’s not until recently, like last week and Etika where I really thought about it, it makes me disgusted. I want to say I’m very sorry.”
Imjaystation has since changed the title of the video to ‘None of u youtubers donated yet! Shame!’, but that hasn’t stopped people online call the YouTuber out for being disrespectful, not only for the misleading title and photo used with the image, but for using Etika's death for his own apology video.
I haven't watched Etika's content before. I have heard of him though. But for jaystation a literal garbage can piece of shit that deserves to have his channel deleted and to be in prison to make a video on him about "Talking to him with a ouiji board" is straight disrespectful— Slav Memer (@SlavMemez) June 26, 2019
This video is absolutely fucking disrespectful and disgusting. this man is using Etika as a means of growth to his channel and practically making it a joke "using the ouiji board" on him. I sincerely hope he takes down this video.https://t.co/7glm2qCfTw— 💀 Emyr Doodles 💀 (@EmyrDoodles) June 26, 2019
Is this bloke being serious? First Tentacion, then Avicii now Etika?— Matt Swain MST (@MattSwankyMST) June 26, 2019
What an insensitive wanker. Ouiji boards are fake. The video is staged. I bet he’s gonna kill people to get views now. Disgusting excuse of a person https://t.co/nBjlXiG0br
This dude ImJayStation is so disgusting he made an Ouija board video about Etika I’m so pissed off this is not the first time he did this he made other videos about people passing away use them for videos it is sucking Youtube needs to do something about this😡🤬 @DbzWarrior17 pic.twitter.com/W4bvORk7Kq— Gogeta (@WeAreGogetaDBS) June 26, 2019
Meanwhile, Etika’s fans have launched a petition to have his old channel restored. It’s currently been signed over 380,000 times.