Anorexia's Worst Case Talks About 'Eugenia Cooney's Return' Drama
by Julie Plec ( 23 September 2019 )
The Interview you're about to see was recorded on July 29, 2019... 9 days after Shane Dawson released 'The Return of Eugenia Cooney'. For the past 60 days we've been thinking about the best time to release this educational interview, in the hope to publish it without upsetting anyone. Businesswise, it could have made so much sense if we published it a few days after Shane Dawson's Documentary, but we believed it would have been insensitive to do so.
Two months ago, popular YouTuber Eugenia Cooney re-emerged from a 6 month-long forced hiatus, with the help of fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson.
More than 28 million people watched the hour-long documentary (The Return of Eugenia Cooney), but while she has finally addressed the many theories about her mental and physical health, the public reaction regarding her safety raised questions about responsible coverage of eating disorders and being respectful of those in recovery.
Throughout the video, tiny clues indicated that her family tightly controlled Eugenia’s life. An attorney followed Dawson and Cooney around as they talked.
"I am doing a lot better now, which is good. I was actually in a rehab program for a while. For about a month. And yeah, a lot of that, I guess, is kind of private still and kind of hard to talk about." she said in her video.
Shortly after Dawson uploaded his video, Jaclyn Glenn and two friends uploaded a video titled "The Truth Of Eugenia Cooney".
In a movie-like move, Jaclyn Glenn accused Eugenia's mother of being responsible for the physical and mental decline, sayin: "How could a mother see a child in that state and think they looked good?” Glenn asked rhetorically as she thought about those videos. “Eugenia didn’t look great. She was slowly dying".
Glenn explained that if it wasn't for them, Eugenia would have died in her home under the watch of her mother.
Jaclyn invited Eugenia over to her house. The three friends then asked police and Health Professionals to meet Eugenia at her house, where they had the freedom to enter and finally talk to Eugenia in a so called 5150 assistance call, something they've never been able to achieve before.
Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code the (Lanterman–Petris–Short Act or “LPS”) which authorizes a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person suspected to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves, a danger to others, or gravely disabled.
No-one knows for sure whether her return is honest or a publicity stunt orchestrated by her mother, as the shadow of the lawyer following the two during the whole shooting makes people think something just doesn't look right.