- Yesterday, Jake Paul tweeted that people create their own anxiety.
- People on Twitter are genuinely upset about it and called Jake out.
Ah, it never fails to amaze me how problematic Jake Paul can be at times. But even if you put aside his entire fake marriage to Tana Mongeau, forget that people outed him as a bully in high school, and somehow ignore the fact that he’s openly made xenophobic comments in his YouTube videos in the hopes that Jake has grown as a person since then, he still does stuff to draw the internet’s ire. Now, Jake is out here claiming that anxiety is 100 percent self-created, and I just have to laugh.
On Twitter, Jake thought it was a good idea to tweet, “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.” Right, because it is just that easy for people with actual diagnosed anxiety disorders to just “chill out”!
People were less than pleased, to say the least:
ur tweet spread bAD info about anxiety bc it can stop people from getting help when it’s needed thinking they can just walk it off and chill :/ it was also a lil insulting to those who deal with it. those “clowning” r the ones providing good info. Just say my bad n move on 😭— taylor nicole dean (@taylorndean) February 18, 2020
being anxious and having anxiety are not the same. drinking water and going for a walk are things for people who r stressed or nervous not people who have to live with anxiety disorder— meg⁷ ☆★ (@JOONCLlT) February 18, 2020
Yup, like chewing gum or breathing through my nose isn't gonna cure my brain chemical imbalance. Stuff like 'just go for a walk' gets me mad cos it's completely downplaying how awful anxiety truly feels.— charlie 🐰 (@mormerill) February 18, 2020
After (understandably) receiving backlash for his insensitive tweet, Jake clarified what he meant and claimed he was trying to spread the word about anxiety...which, what? “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,” he wrote, adding a link to an article about how to handle anxiety.
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🤷🏼♂️— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) February 18, 2020
if u think u have it or wanna deal with it try reading this👇🏼https://t.co/orknebThfw
Of course, Jake’s attempt at appeasing the masses fell flat. “Your tweet is dangerous to your young impressionable audience. Anxiety is bad enough as it is, but now you’re trying to make it seem like it’s our fault that we feel anxious,” an angry Twitter user wrote. “It’s just so invalidating and shortsighted. You should delete it.” Shortly after, Jake did remove it.
nobody is 'clowning' on your tweet— ♡♪!? (@SkyWilliams) February 18, 2020
your tweet is dangerous to your young impressionable audience. anxiety is bad enough as it is, but now you're trying to make it seem like its our fault that we feel anxious.
it's just so invalidating and shortsighted.
You should delete it.
Welp, it looks like we’re just gonna have to stay tuned to see what insensitive thing Jake does next.
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