"[...]If you are gonna come on here and say that, you can just leave.” Skai slams back at fans when one asked if Cameron had overdosed.
20 July 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
In the aftermath of Cameron Boyce's death, Jessie co-star, Skai Jackson finds herself having to defend herself during her Instagram Live when fans seemed to be annoyed that she was 'happy' and 'not in tears'.
The livestream started off normally; however, toxic comments began popping up, and a specific one asked Skai whether Cameron's death was actually because he overdosed.
Skai was visibly angry as she slams the viewer:
"I’m not even going to talk about that because that’s not true and that’s disrespectful. If you are gonna come on here and say that, you can just leave.”
The viewer then retorts: “Why are you getting an attitude with me for?”
But Skai refused to continue the line of topic.
“You know what? I’m not even going to go there right now.”
Unfortunately, this spurred on several more comments regarding Cameron's death.
Viewers then started asking about Jessie co-star Debby Ryan, and whether she had a heart attack after finding out about Cameron’s death.
According to Heavy, this rumour had originated from a YouTube video titled 'Debby Ryan Rushed to Hospital After Finding Out About Cameron Boyce.” It was fuelled by Debby remaining silent on her tribute to Cameron much longer than other co-stars who posted their tributes quite soon after the news.
Skai once again had to refute the rumours.
"Debby did not have a heart attack."
But the comments didn't stop there. Viewers then started to attack Skai for seeming to be happy during her livestreams, and not crying like they thought she should be.
Skai then had to defend herself:
“I’ll be fine for a good couple of hours, but anytime I’m alone by myself and not distracted, that’s when it hits me the most and [...] I start crying."
"But [...] when I’m talking to you guys, [and] post pictures of him, I’m distracted [by] reading comments positive comments that you guys are leaving.”
At this, Skai brings up the backlash that she has been receiving for posting Cameron's pictures on her Instagram account. She explains that people grieve differently, and for her, sharing her favourite videos and photos of Cameron was her way of doing so.
Other viewers were on Skai's side and told her that she didn't have to defend herself and that she shouldn't feel that she has to.
Skai ended the livestream soon after revealing that the last time she saw Cameron was on April 27.
“He gave me the biggest hug, and we talked and then he and my mom talked for a bit on the back of a golf cart, and he said see you soon, and I was like, I’ll see you soon I miss you.”
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
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