In some of the more bizarre news you’ll hear this week, fashion vlogger Marina Joyce was trending worldwide after her fans feared she had been kidnapped and was being used for a terror attack in London.
Some were fearing for the safety of the British YouTuber after her latest video, posted on July 22nd, appears her to whisper ‘help me’ while she was showing off clothes in a video titled ‘Date Outfit Ideas’.
Several concerned fans then called the police after she appeared wide-eyed and nervous, as the hashtag #savemarinajoyce trended on Twitter.
This series of bizarre posts even led some followers to believe she had been kidnapped by the so-called Islamic State, with one fan posting a lengthy breakdown of her latest video.
They believed she had been forced to make it, as she keeps looking off camera and at one point a finger comes into shot, which appear like someone is telling her what to do. In another previous video a gun can apparently be seen in the background.
But another theory suggested that Joyce was on drugs, with many YouTubers allegedly complaining that her personality had changed and showed symptoms commonly associated with drug use, the International Business Times reports.
These concerns only grew after the 19-year-old sent a tweet from her account asking fans to gather in Bethnall Green at 6.30am this morning.Ok it's about time someone checked on this Marina Joyce girl whatever it is abuse/drugs she clearly needs some kind of help...— Chris Saint (@saintpiercing) July 26, 2016
She earlier posted from the account saying:Meet me Bethnal Green at 6:30am if you would like to join partying with me at that event ^-^ bring a friend so you dont get lost— Marina Rose Joyce (@MarinaJoyce7) July 26, 2016
However, Vine star Daz Black tried to dampen these claims, adding that he had spoken to Marina last night:if you want to PARTTEEEYY with me? ;) <3— Marina Rose Joyce (@MarinaJoyce7) July 26, 2016
tweet me now if you wanna party with me :D ill put details out for where to meet soon for the day
But soon backtracked and sparked fresh fears that everything was not okay:I have just spoken with Marina Joyce. Do not worry guys she is not in any danger and I'm even meeting up with her to collab and chat. :)— Daz_black (@daz_black) July 26, 2016
After talking to her i have spoke with police and it is now being investigated. I want to make sure 100% shes okay as you guys do.— Daz_black (@daz_black) July 27, 2016
Fortunately, police have since done a welfare check on Joyce, with the Met Police confirming:Please do not go to Marinas meet up! Stay well clear and do not got to this meet up. Let police handle this.— Daz_black (@daz_black) July 27, 2016
Joyce also posted this, this morning to confirm all is well:
Whether this will be enough to settle any fears her fans currently have for the YouTube star is another matter.#savemarinajoyce— Marina Rose Joyce (@MarinaJoyce7) July 27, 2016
Im TOTALLY fine guys, i am feeling very good today and its actually so heartwarming to see so many people care about me