CV NEWS FEED // Jeffrey Marsh, an LGBTQ social media influencer who calls himself a “life coach,” made several videos encouraging minors to “go no-contact” with parents who are not on board with the LGBTQ movement.
The influencer typically appears wearing heavy makeup and women’s earrings. “If you have no family you can be my family,” he said in a recent TikTok video. “If you needed to go no contact or limited contact, I love you very much.”
“Interesting thing about going no-contact, especially with family or like a partner – ending things and going no-contact – you are doing it in a way to save the relationship,” Marsh stated in another TikTok clip.
“Which is okay,” he argued. “In a way you are choosing to bring love into the relationship. You are saving the relationship by destroying it. And that to me is a moral choice.”
Concerned commentators are sounding the alarm about Marsh’s advice to other people’s kids.
“I regret to inform you that Jeffrey Marsh is once again encouraging kids on tiktok to cut off contact with their families,” commented popular X (formerly Twitter) account Libs of TikTok. “He claims cutting off contact brings love to the relationship. He also has a patreon which kids can sign up to and he talks with them privately.”
“Your parents screwed up,” Marsh said in a video posted to his TikTok account early this year. “It’s okay to say so. That’s why I made a Patreon, so that we could talk about it,” he went on:
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, and stuff that we wouldn’t share like in the comments of a video like this.
I think you’re worthy and valuable. And I wanted to spend more connected time with you, healing together and hearing your deeply inspiring stories.
Patreon is a service that enables content creators to provide additional material to premium subscribers or “patrons” in exchange for money.
“Maybe I’m paranoid, but in watching Marsh’s videos, I can’t help but sense the creepy undertones,” Meredith Evans of Evie Magazine wrote in March:
They feel cryptic, secretive, and suspicious. It’s one thing to tell children to feel comfortable in their own skin and to love themselves. It’s another to slowly brainwash them into going no-contact with their parents.
British comedian and TikTok personality Shumirun Nessa called Marsh to task shortly after his controversial comments were first brought to light. “Stop telling kids to go on your Patreon and chat to you privately without their parents knowing,” Nessa told Marsh.
Newsweek indicated that Nessa captioned the post: “TO ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND KEEP YOUR MUNCHKINS SAFE!”
Nessa is a practicing Muslim. In the wake of the controversy, some of Marsh’s supporters attacked her for her religious beliefs.
According to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera, Nessa “claimed photos of her without her religious headscarf had been posted online, without her consent, in a form of an attack, and that her car has been vandalised.”
Sarah Wilder of The Daily Caller reported Tuesday that
Marsh has been making videos on Vine and other social media sites since at least 2014 as a “time machine” so he can speak to his “10-year-old self back in Pennsylvania on the farm.” Marsh’s brand of LGBT activism has its roots in Zen Buddhism, which he says he adopted after struggling with his self-identity as both gay and Christian.
“Which, as I’ve come to find out, there are a lot of 10-year-old ‘me’s’ around. They are a way to bring healing to everybody, including me,” he told Digg in 2014.