KEEMSTAR refutes claims blaming him for Etika’s mental state in emotional video - Dexerto
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KEEMSTAR refutes claims blaming him for Etika’s mental state in emotional video

Published: 29/Jun/2019 22:36 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 22:46

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and streamer Desmond ‘Etikah’ Amofah was announced deceased by the NYPD on June 25, following the release of a disturbing suicide video and a five-day disappearance – and some fans are blaming a key figure in internet drama for his deteriorating mental health prior to his death.

Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem is facing ample backlash in wake of the news, with critics accusing him of egging on Etika’s mental breakdowns.

Angry fans point to an interview Keem uploaded with Etika in early May, which he asked his followers if they wanted to see before releasing – in spite of comments asking Keem to “leave him alone.”

However, KEEMSTAR is vehemently denying these allegations, claiming that he and Etika became close friends and arguing that he had been “genuinely concerned” about Etika’s mental health.

“A lot of people are looking for someone to blame for the Etika thing, and obviously I am the target they have picked,” KEEMSTAR said in an emotional Twitter video on June 29. “…nobody goes and shows Tweets where I’m genuinely concerned because that doesn’t fit the narrative of ‘You’re the one to blame.’”

KEEMSTAR went on to state that he’d thought Etika’s outbursts were merely publicity stunts, claiming that Etika was “fine” when they’d spoken and had been “normal” when he “wanted” to guest star on Drama Alert.

“I don’t know how to explain this,” he continued. “I just can’t explain it. Trust me, I’m beating myself up about a lot of stuff. I am. I could have done this differently. I should have talked to him in the last two weeks. …he didn’t reach out to me, and I didn’t reach out to him. Because, again, I thought everything was fine.”

Despite Keem’s videos on the topic, fans are still speaking out against the Drama Alert host, with some accusing him of faking his emotion.

KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite event on June 28 saw him give away 30 Nintendo Switch consoles in honor of Etika, with Etika’s ex-girlfriend and popular Twitch streamer ‘Alice Pika’ holding a memorial for him at the Manhattan bridge on June 27.


If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).

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Dixie D’Amelio explains hilarious reason she unfollowed Noah Beck after breakup rumors

Published: 22/Jan/2021 19:36

by Virginia Glaze

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Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck are one of TikTok’s most popular couples — but fans were distraught after the two seemed to unfollow each other on social media, sparking breakup rumors.

Dixie and Noah have long been an item in the TikTok fandom; after parting ways with Griffin Johnson amid allegations of cheating last year, Dixie began spending quite a lot of time with Noah, leading fans to suspect they were secretly dating.

After quite some time of claiming they were merely “besties,” Noah officially revealed he and Dixie were dating in October 2020, and the two seemed to be going strong all this time — until January.

On January 22, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Dixie had unfollowed Noah on Instagram, sparking rumors that the two lovebirds had called it quits over undisclosed drama.

Fans were quick to notice that Dixie unfollowed Noah Beck on Instagram.
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Fans were quick to notice that Dixie unfollowed Noah Beck on Instagram.

The situation became even more confusing after Dixie re-followed Noah a short time later, leaving fans completely befuddled and curious as to what prompted the social media distancing.

Luckily, it doesn’t seem to be related to relationship issues, at all; instead, Dixie laughingly explained that she’d had a classic case of salt after losing a game against her boyfriend and decided to unfollow him in an elaborate joke.

“BAHAHAHAHA! I lost in a game and was being a sore loser, but forgot to re-follow him, lol!” Dixie wrote in an Instagram comment responding to fan speculation.

Dixie D'Amelio explains why she unfollowed Noah Beck on Instagram.

However, it seems that Noah and Dixie did get into a real argument some time beforehand, with Dixie admitting in an unreleased portion of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast on January 21 that she had deleted all her Instagram stories with Noah as a result of their spat.

“Noah and I got into an argument this morning, and I deleted the stories that I had of me and him together and unliked his photo,” she explained. “And all the Doah fan pages freaked out, and were like, ‘What is happening?’ ‘No way!’”

 

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At the time, Dixie admitted that she and Noah weren’t talking to each other — but it seems that the two are back on good terms, allowing die-hard Doah fans to breathe a sigh of relief.