YouTube Star Takes Own Life Over Hateful Messages
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a YouTube star is said to have committed suicide after receiving nasty remarks.
Kristina ‘Kika’ Dukic, 21, was discovered dead at her home in Belgrade, Serbia, on December 8 following “years” of suspected internet harassment.
Natasa, the internet star who had over a million followers on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch, was the first to announce her death.
A message, which has now vanished, verified her death and advised anybody experiencing suicide thoughts to get help.
“A terrible thing happened last night,” a close friend of the star, Mira Vladisavljevic, told Serbian tabloid Telegraf.
“I appeal to all the media to carefully report on this case and on the girl who struggled with bullying for five years. Please understand.”
A string of social media posts suggested Kristina had been battling bullying online for several years.
In one video, she stated that no matter what she accomplished, it was never good enough.
Kristina then attempted to persuade her detractors that it was vital to be happy and do what you wanted in life before explaining the hateful message she had received.
People vilified her appearance and accused her of having cosmetic surgery.
Bogdan Ilic, also known as Baka Prase, a Serbian gamer with over a million Instagram followers, was one of her harshest detractors.
According to local media site Republika, he went through her recordings and labeled her as a fraud.
The newspaper also reports that, due to his large following, things quickly escalated and his supporters bombarded Kristina’s posts with hateful comments, including some which said: “Kill yourself.”
Bogdan has allegedly since tried to distance himself from the situation, claiming that he had become friends with Kristina before her death.
According to another local media outlet, Direktno, Bogdan claimed he was “among the first” to be told of Kristina’s passing.
“I’m sorry about what happened. I’m sorry I didn’t announce that we reconciled and became friends,” he added.
“I’m sorry because people don’t know the reason and point the finger.
“They do not give the dead peace and respect, just to get a few likes, to fulfill their desire for revenge and in the ugliest possible way.”
Kristina’s final post, shared on November 11, read: “She said, ‘Where we goin’?’ I said, ‘The moon’.”
The circumstances surrounding her death are being investigated, the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia said.
An Instagram post from December 11 confirmed Kristina’s funeral will be held at one of Belgrade’s largest cemeteries in Lešće on December 14.
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