The thing about 21 pilots and why everyone hates them is that the majority of their music is about mental illness, by two mentally ill people, and the songs are meant for mentally ill people. The problem is the two songs that least address this got super popular and the fandom grew to include a lot of people who aren’t mentally ill. And then these people act like the messages and shit are about them when they really aren’t. Like I have seen neurotypical people say “oh we all have a blurryface” when blurryface is a personification of the mental illness of the lead singer. And then other neurodivergent people see these NT people claiming terms and metaphors for mental illness for their own and it understandably pisses them off.
Please let’s not remember him for how he died, but for how he lived. Let’s remember him for how he made us laugh with his constant energy and sense of humour. Let’s remember how he gave us so much life with his energy, both one stage and off. Let’s remember him for the comfort in his music, knowing there was someone out there who understood what we were feeling. Let’s remember him for the motivation he gave us in his lyrics to go on, to keep on living. Please let’s remember him for the wonderful person that he was.