'Your parents screwed up': Influencer creepily urges young fans to join his private account for 'connected time'
Our pal Jeffrey Marsh is back with another TikTok, and this one is even more concerning than not understanding only women menstruate and therefore only women need tampons. This is apparently a novel concept, given that Jeffrey got a tampon endorsement deal, which they accepted to "end the stigmatization of menstruation." Which, as a woman, is news to me. I had no idea there was a stigma surrounding my completely normal personal health occurrences. I'll have to be on the lookout from now on.
This time around, Jeffrey began by saying, "Your parents screwed up." Which is always a great opener. But then, Jeffrey went on to urge their followers, presumably young Gen Z TikTok users, to go subscribe to their Patreon. Where they can talk "privately". On the internet. Without their parent's knowledge.
Jeffrey explained, "That's why I made a Patreon, so that we could talk about it. So that we could connect in a way that has more privacy, so that we could talk to each other in a way that's more open, about stuff that we wouldn't share in the comments of a video like this."
\u201cStranger danger vibes. \nWhy do they always try to alienate kids from their parents?\u201d— Catch Up (@Catch Up) 1676210885
As if that didn't paint the picture clearly enough, Jeffrey further explained, "I wanted to spend more connected time with you, healing together, and hearing your deeply inspiring stories."
Marsh's Patreon explains that for just $4 a month, you can enter the "magical world of Jeffrey Marsh." This "magical world" includes "intimate stories from [Jeffrey's] past," "uncensored videos about topics that [Jeffrey's] not able to talk about on social media," and "Q&As and direct messaging" with the they/them themself.
Children, if you're reading this (which you probably shouldn't be): do not pay strange people on the internet who want to "spend connected time" with you. Go outside and touch grass. You'll be much better off.