Suicide is no joke. Losing people over things like bullying or shaming is not good whatsoever, and, lately, we've seen more streamers and influencers attempt to show them support, in the hopes of showing them that positivity and, in fact, that they do matter.
However, Jordan "Scubby" Selleck isn't one of these people. The partnered Twitch streamer and, formerly, a member of the HavoK Esports team, recently hosted a Fortnite live stream. During said stream, the topic of another Twitch streamer having suicidal thoughts came up, and Selleck didn't hold back when it came to what he thought.
"So, to answer your question, if somebody that I was responsible for started threatening that they were gonna commit suicide, I would dare them to do it, and then I would never talk to them again," he noted on the stream. He also made note that he considered anxiety was "fake," and one more than one occasion. You can watch his response below.
Upsetting to say the least, and now it appears that it has heavy consequences for Selleck. HavoK Esports noted that they had decided to "part ways with Scubby" following the stream, and then linked to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, according to Kotaku.
Selleck has not returned to either Twitch nor Twitter since the stream, and it's possible that his Twitch account could very well be cancelled. Back in December, a Twitch rep, speaking with Kotaku, explained that the company's current goal with streamers was to "stop promotion of content that can lead to suicide or self harm, which includes mitigating the risk of an individual being exposed to negative encouragement." So, yeah, this definitely is something that it should look into.
Even though Selleck's Twitter account notes that he's still with HavoK, the team has confirmed that he's long gone, noting, "JScubby is no longer affiliated with HavoK Esports, I'm sure we will be removed from his Twitter bio whenever he gets back on Twitter."
It just goes to show, once again, suicide is no joke, and it helps more to give those people positive reinforcement instead of carelessly "daring them to do it". Remember to support those that need it, and refer them to this page if you believe they really need help.