A controversial YouTuber’s suicidal claims have fans questioning his motives

Content warning: the following story contains sensitive material regarding mental health, self-harm, and suicide.

Two months after Yousef “FouseyTube” Erakat threw a disastrous concert in LA that ended in a bomb threat, the YouTube star says he’s giving up his channel with 10 million subscribers. “It’s not worth it,” Erakat said in a video uploaded last week. While the confession seems heartfelt and genuine, Erakat’s history of sensational dishonesty in pursuit of views has left fans wondering whether his talk of suicide is real or not.

Erakat is a controversial YouTuber who is known for making prank videos and “social experiments,” some of which he admits that he faked for views. In the last year, Erakat has become a source of ridicule…

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