OMG! A major controversy is stirring up among 5 Seconds of Summer fans on Twitter, after a fan allegedly committed suicide. And get this, fans are suggesting the reported suicide was a cry for attention.
This is terrible! The hashtag #RIPAshley is being used on Twitter in remembrance of Ashley Idaes, a young fan who allegedly committed suicide after writing a series of notes to Luke Hemmings, 19, of 5 Seconds of Summer. But despite the horrific news, the legitimacy of the Ashley’s suicide has been called into question after the 5SOS fandom unleashed vicious tweets suggesting the reported suicide was faked.
“It’s disgusting that someone would even attempt to fake a suicide for attention when real people die because of real problems,” one user tweeted under the #RIPAshley hashtag. Another pointed out the seriousness of allegedly faking a suicide. “Suicide is not a joke. Therefore using it to get noticed by a celebrity you love is really disgusting.” Yikes not good.
Ashley allegedly committed suicide after penning several letters to Luke, dating back to May 12, expressing her adoration for the lead guitarist. “Hi Luke, I’m Ashley Idaes,” one letter begins. “You might think I’m weird, but I just wanted to tell you how much I want to thank you for saving my life. If I never knew you or any member of 5sos I wouldn’t of been here today.”
The girl, presumed to be 14 years old, also details her troubled family and personal life in another letter to Luke. “It’s me Ashley again. If you haven’t seen that I have been struggling to get to meet you, I have so much on my mind right now and it’s all because of family,” she said. “I finally gave up. Yes, gave up on life, Luke. I know it’s hard but my challenges were too much for me. You were the only reason I was alive but not now.”
Following Ashley’s alleged death, the account, @InMemoryofAsh appeared, claiming to have been Ashley’s original account. Many 5SOS began questioning whether or not Ashley was tweeting from her account in an effort to get a response from Luke and the band. Catching on to the debate, the person behind the account denied the idea of faking her death. “You guys are all so mean, Ashley is not with us anymore. Why would we make it just to get there attention that’s ridiculous,” the account tweeted.
Ashley’s death has not been confirmed by any authorities. Fans continue to tweet under the hashtag, debating whether or not the incident was faked. Luke Hemmings and 5 Seconds of Summer have not made any comments.
But we have to know, what do you think of the controversy, HollywoodLifers?
why would you fake suicide to get noticed by a band. are you that desperate? y'all wonder why people hate our fandom #RIPAshley
— ker (@ashtonwdym) May 31, 2016
Unbelievable what someone would do just to at noticed. I'm disgusted and just pissed off in general.
" #RipAshley "
— if she stans ashton (@ifshestansash) May 31, 2016
I'm off Twitter for a few weeks & I see #RIPAshley trending in the fam; you don't fake suicide for a follow, okay? Just stop. This is sick..
— Sofea (@LeGirlGamerHere) May 31, 2016
it's disgusting that someone would even attempt to fake a suicide for attention when real people die because of real problems #RIPAshley
— rae (@ayeeeeitsrachel) May 31, 2016