hi all. i know i’ve been really distant recently (whoo mental illness) but i’ve gotten quite a few asks about this whole pma vs “why aren’t you wearing your mask” thing.
as a fan of both mark and jack, as many of us are, i hate that this has become about picking sides.
first off, i’d like to say that the state of mark and jack’s friendship has nothing to do with us! so many people are discussing it right now but news flash - it’s none of our business! sure i love them both and enjoy seeing them get along, but too many celebrity friendships get destroyed by the fans pressuring them to stay friends. it’s a really toxic environment to throw them into, and neither jack nor mark deserve that. if they’re the best of friends, that’s great! glad they get along. if they’re just buds who game together occasionally? cool! if they don’t get along at all? that’s fine! sometimes friendships don’t work out! it is my firm belief that you can’t be trying to spread positivity while openly dissecting someone’s private life.
the other thing people have been criticizing is the difference between jack’s pma and the whole “mark cult” stuff that went down. in all honesty, i believe that mark was trying to spread positivity & interact with his audience in the same way that jack is, only in his own creative, spooky way. but at the same time i don’t think it’s quite fair to compare and contrast them. some view jack’s pma thing as overbearing; hell, i’ve had days where my depression is so bad that even i get irked by it. but that’s your opinion! positivity manifests itself in different ways!
on the other hand, there’s the fact that mark’s whole thing has been giving people nightmares, triggering anxiety, etc. i can guarantee you this is not what he wanted. i’m not gonna blame the community (i’m in the community lmao oops) but a portion of it at least took this whole thing way out of hand. i have seen “mark cultists” sending threats and joking about suicide, etc., in some cases even in messages to people with mental health issues. this isn’t cool.
i’m rambling at this point but basically! take a chill pill! spread the positivitiy, stop scrutinizing people’s personal relationships, realize what people’s boundaries are when it comes to jokes, and just love each other. you don’t have to like mark. you don’t have to like jack. but you also don’t have to shit on the people who do ¯\_(ツ)_/¯