Jake Paul doesn’t just want to give you financial independence by getting you to pay him $20 per month. He also apparently thinks he can cure your anxiety—and he thinks anxiety is your fault in the first place.
Unsurprisingly, the notion has upset people who say Paul’s haphazard approach to other people’s mental health is at best, a joke and at worst, damaging to others.
On Monday, Paul wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted:
Remember anxiety is created by you
Sometimes you gotta let life play out and remind yourself to be happy & that the answers will come.”
Chill your mind out
Go for a walk
Talk to a friend.
Then came the ridicule.
YouTuber Taylor Nicole Dean pushed back with sarcasm. She wrote, “do u have mental illness? just chill out ur mind, it’ll go away have arthritis? Just walk it off! it’s created by you <3 bronchitis? it’s all in ur head, just breathe <3 do u have bad vision? no need for glasses! just relax and you’ll see <3”
She continued, “If ur sad, just
remember I’m happy so u should be happy.”
She finished by writing, “all of us
are gettin cured of our anxiety disorders from jake paul’s tweet tonight…
honestly a revolutionary moment.”
all of us are gettin cured of our anxiety disorders from jake paul’s tweet tonight… honestly a revolutionary moment
— taylor nicole dean (@taylorndean) February 18, 2020
Others weighed in with criticism, as well.
So apparently @jakepaul anxiety isn’t a “thing”?! You’re a dangerous, ill-informed, precocious idiot! How dare you class yourself as an influencer when millions suffer daily! Hang your head in shame!!!
— Denise Watson (@SportyNeesy) February 18, 2020
I was suicidal from age 5 until my early 20s, because people told me my anxiety and other mental health issues due to extreme bullying and mistreatment and abuse were all my fault.Abused, bullied, and harmed kids often internalize this.
— Dominick Evans (@dominickevans) February 18, 2020
Went for a walk until the anxiety went away. Am now alone in northern Canada. I am getting cold. Something is howling nearby, which is, ironically enough, increasing my anxiety. Please advise.
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) February 18, 2020
If Jake Paul and my anxiety were drowning and i could only save one, I’d save jake paul, because my anxiety is all in my head & i can just go outside and take a walk.
— Kalei (@KaleiRenay) February 18, 2020
Damn Jake Paul deleted his tweet guess I have anxiety again
— mitchy collins (@MitchyCollins) February 18, 2020
But Paul, who was once accused of being a sociopath and is the star of a YouTube documentary series about that very idea, had the last word on Monday.
Despite deleting his original tweet, Paul took credit for starting a conversation about mental health and linked to a healthline.com article about 11 ways to deal with your anxiety and knowing when to see a doctor about it.
everyone clowning my tweet but it’s now spreading more awareness about anxiety which i didn’t even know was a thing till I was 18 but had it my whole life & never knew how to deal with itif u think u have it or wanna deal with it try reading thishttps://t.co/orknebThfw
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) February 18, 2020
Paul wrote, “everyone clowning my tweet but it’s now
spreading more awareness about anxiety which i didn’t even know was a thing
till I was 18 but had it my whole life & never knew how to deal with it. if
u think u have it or wanna deal with it try reading this.”
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