You guys need to stop telling Cheyenne to kill herself. You need to stop telling Ziegs that she should have approached the situation better. You need to stop telling Cry that he should have done something differently before Ziegs left. You need to stop ignoring the fact that everyone involved here, Ziegs and Cry and Cheyenne and everyone else, are human beings with actual human emotions.
No one outside of the crew knows what’s going on right now, you all in the fandom are just sitting here making wild assumptions based on a silence that you don’t understand, and it’s doing far more harm than good.
I’m not defending anyone’s actions here, but I am defending them on the basis that they are people and they deserve your, and my, respect. The LNC are not made up of PR robots, they can’t churn out an automated public message any time there’s a crisis. They, like all people, need time to process the situation and their emotions before they can respond to it.
No one’s handling of this situation has been perfect, but the fandom yelling and shouting and going belligerent about a situation that they don’t fully understand is not helpful. Give the LNC time to process, give them time to talk amongst themselves, give them time to exist as human beings.
A public statement will come when they’re ready to say it. Until then, I think it’s important for everyone to take a deep breath and remember that everyone is important, everyone’s life is precious, and harassing people on Tumblr or Twitter or wherever you guys are trying to track Cheyenne down to is not okay.
I’m not saying this as a person with actual connections to the LNC, this isn’t anyone sending me out like “oh, go do damage control but act like you’re doing it by yourself and we’re not sending you,” this is me, as someone’s who’s been watching the streams off and on for the better part of three years, trying to talk to the fandom. I understand that you guys have a lot of feelings about this situation, but I’d like it if everyone took a step back and tried to gain some perspective.
Realize that the LNC are not perfect, they are simply people, and you should afford them the same respect that you give any other person. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be upset about this, or that you shouldn’t talk about it, but please do so in a respectful, mature way. Do so in a way that acknowledges that you don’t fully understand the situation and you don’t know the people involved. Do so without pointing fingers and accusing people and casting blame for this, that, or the other thing.