Police confirmed that Marina Joyce, a 19-year-old British fashion and beauty YouTuber, is safe after her fans expressed concern over her welfare in the wake of recent videos and sparked a worldwide trending hashtag late Tuesday.
Joyce posts tutorials, fashion videos, challenges, and Q&As for her more than 700,000 subscribers, but some of them recently began to worry about her safety after a series of recent videos. They cited the recent presence of a gun on Joyce’s nightstand (though some say it’s been there since 2012), bruises on her body, and the presence of a man behind the camera. Some began to suspect that her boyfriend or someone else had taken control of her channel, and in a recent video some allege that you can hear Joyce faintly say “help me” in two instances.
On a makeup tutorial video, a fan asked Joyce if she was OK, and while Joyce initially responded “yes,” she replied with “no” underneath it. The comment was later deleted.
JustPaste.It has a more comprehensive breakdown of recent incidents some fans found troubling.
Tuesday night, Joyce tweeted about an upcoming meetup, something many content creators attend as a chance for their fans to hang out with them off the screen.
if you want to PARTTEEEYY with me? ;) <3— Marina Rose Joyce (@MarinaJoyce7) July 26, 2016
tweet me now if you wanna party with me :D ill put details out for where to meet soon for the day
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
Please do not go to Marinas meet up! Stay well clear and do not got to this meet up. Let police handle this.— Daz Black (@daz_black) July 27, 2016
The Enfield Borough Metropolitan Police Service later confirmed that it had checked on Joyce, who eventually put out a message to her fans that she was fine. Joyce planned a livestream on YouNow later to chat with them.
#savemarinajoyce— Marina Rose Joyce (@MarinaJoyce7) July 27, 2016
Im TOTALLY fine guys, i am feeling very good today and its actually so heartwarming to see so many people care about me
Im going to do a Live Stream today on Younow if you guys want to watch at some point today, probably around 12/1pm <3— Marina Rose Joyce (@MarinaJoyce7) July 27, 2016