Marina Joyce has opened up to fellow YouTuber Philip DeFranco after attracting attention from concerned fans over marks seen on her body.
Many of Marina’s fans started to get worried after spotting a number of bruises on her body in recent YouTube videos. Subscribers also felt that the YouTube star was developing a change in personality over the last few months, apparently showing signs that she was calling out for help.
Concerns escalated after the release of Marina’s most recent video Date Outfit Ideas, where she seemed “distant”. Some passionate viewers even suggested she appeared to whisper “help me'” at one part of the video.
It didn’t take long for #SaveMarinaJoyce to start trending on Twitter, and things started to escalate from there when she tweeted for fans to meet her in Bethnal Green.
Meet me Bethnal Green at 6:30am if you would like to join partying with me at that event ^-^ bring a friend so you dont get lost
— Marina Rose Joyce (@MarinaJoyce7) July 26, 2016
Some Twitter users became so concerned that they contacted local police to check up on the YouTuber, which prompted Enfield Police to tweet: “Officers have visited YouTube user Marina Joyce. She is safe and well.”
In an interview with Philip DeFranco, Marina took some time to answer some of the concerns and criticism she has received in recent weeks.
Speaking about accusations that her change in behaviour is related to drugs, Marina said: “I actually promise that I’m not taking drugs. I would never do that, and mainly because of my viewers, and I really care about my viewers so that’s the reason I don’t take drugs. I think people get confused about what I’m doing in my life, by not knowing me as well as they should.”
When asked about the bruises that her viewers had spotted in recent videos, Marina explained that she ‘bruises quite easily’ and added: “I like to go and venture into the park and do stuff like that, and I ended up falling over.”
Marina Joyce has seen her subscriber count shoot up in the last few days since the incident caught the attention of mainstream media. What was initially 600,000 subscribers has now shot past the 1 million subscriber mark.
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