28 July, 2016 - NME.com
YouTube star Marina Joyce has reassured her fans that she is "really OK" after a series of messages and videos sparked fears over her safety.
Joyce's fans first raised alarm when they thought they heard her whisper "help me" in a recent video. Some also speculated that Joyce may habe been forced to film the video against her will.
After Joyce invited followers on Twitter to meet up in Bethnal Green, east London at 6.30am on Wednesday (July 27) morning, the hashtag #SaveMarinaJoyce went viral as fans spread their concern over the 19-year-old's behaviour.
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However, worried fans were later reassured when Enfield police tweeted that the YouTube star was "safe and well", and Joyce herself told them she was "totally fine" and "feeling very good".
Now Joyce has shared her thoughts on the #SaveMarinaJoyce outcry in an interview with The Sun, saying: "The first I knew of it was when I saw the hashtag trending and people started to get worried. People really care about me and it went crazy and blew up. People out there are really kind."
"I care about my YouTube channel and after this I have got lots more viewers which is really good," she added. "But I am really OK. There are no ISIS terrorists here."
She also tweeted to thank her fans for support.
I love you all, thank you Dear #SacredMoonCatTribe for caring about me because i truly appreciate all your love, NEW VIDEO TOMORROW 5PM!— Marina Rose Joyce (@MarinaJoyce7) July 27, 2016
Meanwhile, Joyce was joined by her mother for a YouNow live stream last night (July 27) in which they insisted that the 19-year-old did not say "help me" in a recent video. What fans actually heard, Joyce's mother explained, was her telling her daughter to spin around "like me" to show off the dress she was modelling.
"It is incredible what people have done. They have helped my channel so much now," Joyce also told The Sun. "I now know that if I'm ever really in trouble or in danger then my YouTube viewers will be there for me. It is sad to waste police time but they clearly do care too."