YouTuber “Jaystation” has come under fire for allegedly faking the death of his own girlfriend — something that Ethan Klein, member of YouTube comedy duo H3H3, isn’t too fond of.
Jaystation, known across the online entertainment space for his divisive videos (which include him holding ‘seances’ with deceased celebrities), has once again sparked controversy for another contentious upload.
The YouTuber, who currently boasts over 5.5 million subscribers, claimed that his girlfriend Alexia had been killed by a drunk driver, as told in his emotional January 22 video titled, “My Girlfriend Alexia has died... *Rest in Paradise*."
However, her purported death was hotly contested, as another video had been posted to his second channel that features a very much alive Alexia.
Due to this fact and his storied past, many criticized Jaystation for appearing to falsify his partner’s death for views. One of his biggest critics has been Ethan Klein, who went on a brutal rant during an episode of his H3H3 podcast with wife Hila Klein.
While the outrage surrounding Jaystation is no secret, Klein was firm on his stance on the subject, labeling the YouTuber as “scum” and entertaining the idea that the entire storyline had been fabricated to gain subscribers.
“He’s just driving subs!” Ethan noticed as Jaystation said he’d been “so close” to reaching one million subscribers on his secondary channel. “What a f**king scumbag! He’s barely talking about her. ...This guy would murder his own grandma if it got him more subscribers.”
The duo also speculated that Jaystation would bring Alexia “back from the dead” after a short break, further adding to his already bursting portfolio of purported ‘seances’ and talks with late celebrities — or pinning her death on their possible breakup.
“He’s the trashiest person, not [just] on YouTube, but possibly alive today,” Klein said of the YouTuber.
With Jaystation even uploading a video visiting his girlfriend’s memorial site, it comes as little surprise that critics are either accusing him of monetizing her passing or faking a serious matter for views, adding yet another chapter to his list of questionable uploads.