YouTuber Jessie Paege has long been open about her struggle with social anxiety. But what has finally pushed her over the edge? Jessie Paege has been inspiring others to be themselves on her channel that counts over 1.5 million subscribers.
But the YouTube star just posted a series of Tweets that have some fans concerned she might go off Twitter forever. She said “ don’t tell people with anxiety to,“just stop worrying”, “take a chill pill”, “you’re being annoying”“stop seeking attention” this treatment is both unfair and unkind. you deserve better treatment.
She then Tweeted: “I’m gonna take a break from twitter 🙁 I’m just too sensitive and people here don’t like me”
Though, Jessie goes on to offer more explanation. She said: “ugh whenever I’m unhappy…it’s ALWAYS because of twitter” “ugh idk what to do I’m alone and crying”
Several people reached out offering encouragement. Like @anthonyamorim who said “you bring people a lot of joy on here, queen. …way more people care about your happiness than want to bring you pain”, and @onision who said “Please be good to yourself and don’t let anyone drag you down. You are awesome.”
Jessie thanks those who sent her kind words, but expressed concern she might not be strong enough to deal with the hateful comments.
She said “I’m only 19, so maybe I’ll come back to twitter when I’m stronger.”
And with that, she signed off with a heartbreaking final tweet that said: “my relapse has never been so bad. I feel so lonely and scared”.
Jessie is not the first to experience bullying on Twitter.
In an article about how Twitter affects our mental health, Joanne Cantor, Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison told Esquire,”It is not healthy to sit around and dwell on horrible things. Take the opportunity to distract yourself with something else that’s not so bad, just for your own sanity and mental health.”
So perhaps the best remedy for Twitter hate is to simply log off.
But what about those pesky trolls? Do we just let them win? A study was conducted in 2014 to find out.
According to the study, which surveyed over 1200 people those who found joy in trolling exhibited high traits of 1.narcissism, 2.Machiavellianism, 3.psychopathy, and 4.sadism.
The study concluded: “… the associations between sadism and GAIT (Global Assessment of Internet Trolling) scores were so strong that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists.”
Which basically means that internet trolls derive joy from bringing you pain. They often lie, exaggerate and offend just to get a response. Which is weirdly sort of helpful information to know when you’re faced with one online.
But what do you think? Should Jessie delete her Twitter? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.