YouTube creator Jason Ethier, who posts under the name I’mJayStation on the video-uploading platform, has admitted that he ‘faked his own girlfriend’s death to gain subscribers’.
Last week the man claimed that his girlfriend, fellow YouTuber Alexia Marano, had been killed by a drunk driver. Days after, Ethier then posted a video filmed at a ‘memorial space’ for Marano, and then proceeded to post another video where he attempted to contact his girlfriend via a ouija board.
I am having a stroke. pic.twitter.com/kVvYyqVqEM— j aubrey 🤠 (@jaubreyYT) January 26, 2020
However, the Canadian online personality has since come clear about his ‘prank’, saying that his girlfriend has since broken up with him.
“I want to start out by saying I’m sorry to Alexia’s family for putting them through any hard 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 emotional stress involving Alexia. I expected all of this to stay on YouTube and it didn’t.”
“I thought of the idea of faking Alexia’s death and then doing a thing on YouTube thanking everyone and explaining to everyone it was just to gain traction,” he said. “So we were gonna say she died, then do a ouija board video, which we did do.
“Then we would resurrect her and get more followers. But now my girlfriend is gone and I’m in serious trouble.”
He has since deleted the videos from his YouTube account, which boasts 5.2million followers, and Marano has completely deleted her account from the website.
[Featured Image Credit: Jason Ethier YouTube]