what do you think of the marina joyce thing?
Well, I feel like we don’t know nearly enough to make up our minds about what is going on. I highly doubt she’s kidnapped or anything like some of the really out there theories have claimed.
My best guess - based solely on what we, the public, can observe so of course I could be completely wrong - is that she’s in an abusive relationship, and addicted to some sort of drugs. It’s hard to explain the bruises on her back and the back of her arms in any other way, unless she’s like anemic or something, and her erratic behavior (the huge eyes, shaking, repeating her words like she doesn’t even remember what she said a few seconds ago) seems like someone on methamphetamine. It could even be possible that she and her boyfriend are both users. I know my brother - who wasn’t even addicted to something as strong as meth - has put up with really horrible shit from other people to get drugs, it’s not like an uncommon thing.
BUT, it’s important to remember we could all be completely wrong. We don’t know any actual details about her private life, and while I know many people just want the help, they could be spreading panic for no real reason. Maybe she’s anemic. Maybe she’s never done drugs (though with her behavior that seems to be a bit of a stretch). MAYBE this is just some big fucked up prank to get more views (I’d like to believe it isn’t because you’d have to be a genuinely horrible person to do that).
I really don’t think she’s kidnapped or anything (the police said she’s fine, and while I have little faith in them actually helping abuse victims when called to the scene of a ‘domestic/familial dispute’ because of past experiences, I’m sure they’d help a kidnapping victim, and I’m sure her family would be searching for her and contacting the media and things like that) and I hope people calm down with some of their more outlandish theories, because usually the simplest explanation is also the correct one.
If she is in an abusive relationship and finding subtle ways to ask for help, I don’t think pointing out every way she’s done that is the best course of action to take…. because unless her abuser is living under a rock, he’ll probably see all the posts too, and she might end up in a more dangerous situation. So while I’m glad people want to help her (besides the people who are just living for this drama because they’re horrible and lack human empathy), I don’t think widespread hysteria, and signal boosting everything she might have done to ask for help, is the best idea.
And when it comes to her 6:30am meetup - idk, seems sketchy to me. Some people are saying it’s in a bad area but I can’t vouch for that as I’ve only been to London once and I don’t know what parts are good or bad. But it’d be best to exercise caution in this case and just avoid the meetup. Better safe that sorry.
I’m just sad because I’ve seen a lot of people saying this whole thing has made them scared and paranoid - but seriously you guys, I doubt some random assailant kidnapped her and is forcing her to make videos now. Worst case, the poor girl is stuck in an abusive relationship. But kidnapping is way too far-fetched and I feel like some people are just throwing the idea around because it’s somehow exciting (excuse me while I vomit) without thinking about how it will affect Marina or her fans or anyone else keeping up with the situation.