A YouTube star has actually admitted to faking his girlfriend’s death, and holding a seance to try and contact her spirit, in order to increase his subscriber count.
Jason Ethier, who posts videos under the username ImJayStation, declared last week that his girlfriend, fellow YouTuber Alexia Marano, had actually been eliminated by a drunk motorist.
In the days after, Ethier posted a video recorded at what he declared was a memorial area for Marano. He then posted another video in which he tried to get in touch with Marano utilizing a ouija board.
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Now, in a new video, the Canadian YouTube prankster has actually admitted Marano is alive and well, but added that she had actually ended their relationship.
” I wish to start by saying I’m sorry to Alexia’s family for putting them through any difficult times or stress about the death of their daughter,” he said.
” I didn’t intend them to get any hate, or put them through any psychological tension including Alexia. I anticipated all of this to stay on YouTube and it didn’t.”
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He then explained that he had hoped he would improve his subscriber base in the hoax.
” I considered the concept of faking Alexia’s death and after that doing a thing on YouTube thanking everyone and describing to everyone it was simply to get traction,” he said. “So we were gon na say she passed away, then do a ouija board video, which we did do.
” Then we would resurrect her and get more followers. Today my girlfriend is gone and I remain in severe problem.”
Ethier’s YouTube channel debuted in 2016 and currently has 5.4 m subscribers. It acquired traction over the last few years due to content involving Ethier’s attempts to contact dead celebs from beyond the grave, consisting of Mac Miller and XXXTentacion.
In 2018, the 29- year-old was apprehended at Disney’s Magic Kingdom after attempting to live stream inside the park.
Marano, on the other hand, has erased her own YouTube page.