While James didn't mention Tati by name, he did talk about the scandal saying his mental health suffered as a result of the viral 'cancelled' campaign.
"If I didn't have that [a friendship group], I would be dead right now.
"Like I say that, like not even being dramatic, I don't think I would have made it through everything that went on without them being with me and making sure that I was okay, and waking up in the middle of the night to check on me every ten minutes to make sure I didn't like literally do something dangerous."
In the video, Joey supported his friend while also commenting on how hard the whole experience would have been, telling James: "To have the whole world against you, how mentally f*cking that is. That's not normal."
"It's not at all and it's so awful," James replied.
"Because that's something that like– so many kids do feel suicidal and so many kids deal with depression and feel anxiety."
As for what he wanted to talk about but felt like he couldn't, James reveals he really wanted to be open about his mental health struggles.
"I knew that when I addressed everything and started to get back into everything, I had to just say the facts and deal with it on my own time because if I brought any of that up, it would make it look like I was wanting sympathy or was trying to save myself or save face by bringing up mental health."
Let's all agree that the 'cancel culture' is unhealthy in the extreme, and even though YouTubers have a public profile, their mental health deserves to be protected.
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