Ok, now I know you probably may think I’m playing a devil’s advocate here, but I would like you to hear me out. Now recently a lot of allegations have come out against the Youtuber Skydoesminecraft. These are very serious allegations about them, and these claims seem to be legit. I understand that this means they did horrible things. I am in no way arguing against that. However, I would like to reinforce the fact that they appear to have been going through serious mental problems. Now you might say that mental problems don’t excuse bad behavior. While I agree that it in no way justifies it, it changes the factors to the situation. From what it seems, they have been going through not just regular mental problems, but problems in their very ability to make rational judgements. This doesn’t make what they did better, but if you are literally unable to make a rational decision or your ability to make one has been compromised to an extent, then you can’t sort a good thing to do from a bad thing. What they did was absolutely disgusting, but they’re mentally unable to understand this. And that’s not their fault. I feel horrible for the people who they have hurt and mean absolutely no disrespect towards them. I believe that Adam should be held accountable for what they did. But I am not saying that they should be punished. By being held accountable for this when they are this insane, I mean that they should be put in rehabilitation. I would also think that once this is under control that they should apologize and show people that, that wasn’t their true self. Sky was clearly going insane from deteriorating mental health. But that isn’t something that people can control. I know other people have mental illnesses and have managed to get through it. But what Sky had seemed far beyond a normal mental illness. Would you blame someone for doing something like this if they were going insane from Alzheimer’s? I know he has refused treatment, but this again is almost undoubtedly due to the illness itself. That’s the thing about mental illness, it’s hard to get it treated if the illness is keeping you from realizing you are sick in the first place. For a moment imagine yourself as messed up in the head as Sky. Could you truly trust yourself that you wouldn’t go the same route? I certainly couldn’t. Mabey some of you could. But for a far majority of you, I think not. I’m sure that many of you in ignorance think you could. Well, I’m gonna say this, I’m no expert on the matter, but I honestly don’t think that being one is necessary realize just how ridiculous that claim is. Sky has been going through problems that most of us will likely never understand fully. We may see it, but unless one were to actually experience it, they will likely never know what it’s really like. My point is, is that people in this situation should not be judged so easily and quickly. If you were to judge them as a bad person for what they do in that state, then it would only be fair to judge everyone by what they would do in that state. As I’ve mentioned, most people would probably act similarly in this condition. So, if someone is bad for what they did in it, then by that logic YOU yourself are probably a bad person along with probably at least 94% of all people, because you probably would act in a similar way and so would most others. If you make a judgment in that way than it must apply to everyone, there is not gray area here. You can ether see this as defining people, which means that almost everyone should be considered horrible people or see this as something that should not define what a person is really like, no in-betweens, and I’d hope you would pick the later, because to pick the former is (or at least I would say) is setting an unreasonable slandered for humanity. People who do bad things when like this still owe an apology for what they did, but it doesn’t mean that’s who they really are. People with impaired ability to think rationally can’t distinguish good from bad and that is not something they can help. And I’m sure all you could accomplish by calling him a terrible person and feeding him negative comments is further push them into this sickness. Again, I want to make clear that what they did was completely wrong and disgusting, but don’t be so quick to assume you know how people really are. My best wishes to both the people he hurt and to Sky themselves. To those who he hurt I’m sorry for what happened to you and hope you can recover. To Sky I hope you get the help you need.
*This is a further improved version of an already updated post which includes more content to better describe the viewpoint*