YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is urging his fans to send support to YouTuber Eugenia Cooney, after her video cosplaying Kingdom Hearts character ‘Kairi’ garnered mass concern from viewers.
While Cooney has been a subject of controversy for years due to her skeletal appearance, her cosplay video shows a dramatic change in her weight, with the bones in her arms and legs clearly visible.
PewDiePie took note of the backlash surrounding the video and urged his viewers to send support her way, as stated during an episode of ‘Pew News’ on February 3.
“I just really want people to send her as much support and love as possible, and I really mean that,” Pewds said of the issue. “I think that’s the only thing she needs right now. I hope that she will listen to people and try and understand where they’re coming from.”
Since then, members of the “nine-year-old army” have flooded Cooney’s comments section with positive messages, urging her to seek help for what appears to be a severe eating disorder that has plagued the YouTuber for years.
While Cooney has yet to respond to the messages, she has previously denied any claims of suffering from eating disorders or body dysmorphia, and encouraged commenters accusing her of promoting anorexia or bulimia to her fanbase to “mind their business.”
Despite Cooney’s previous claims, internet users are coming out in droves with concern for the YouTuber, begging those in her life to take action.
— KEEM :popcorn: (@KEEMSTAR) February 2, 2019
Cooney has yet to comment on her video as of February 3.