It’s been over a month since Malaysian YouTuber Yang Bao Bei (杨宝贝) aka Kalysta attempted suicide. Her suicide attempt eventually shed light on her many scams which were due to her addiction to gambling.
While the online personality has been trying to put her life back together, her relationship with her friends seems to be falling apart. Last night (27th May), YBB did a live broadcast with her old pal, Lim Shangjin (林尚进) on Instagram. However, it quickly fell to pieces.
The Instagram Live started with two other influencers, Tan YiiYii (陳蓉滢) and Han Xiao Ai (韓曉噯). Although the other three weren’t shy about showing their faces, YBB kept her camera turned to her ceiling. She did not show her face at any point during the broadcast. However, around 10pm, YBB and Lim began discussing certain issues that they had with each other, so Tan and Han left the broadcast.
YBB brought up two incriminating videos she had about Lim, threatening to release them. She had previously referenced these videos in her Instagram stories, when she was arguing with Lim online. According to the YouTuber, Lim had sexually harassed her while she was dating her ex-boyfriend. The two videos were evidence of his harassments. Like in their previous argument, Lim gave her the green light, insisting he hadn’t done anything wrong.
Aside from the harassment, YBB had another bone to pick with Lim. After YBB was detained for her suicide attempt, six of her friends, including Lim got together to release a video disclosing YBB’s scam activities. The group claimed they had obtained evidence from YBB’s phone which was in the possession of one of her friends. YBB expressed she was hurt by their betrayal as she had already apologised and surrendered herself to the police. “Why did you use (my phone) for the video? I thought you were my friend, why did you treat me like this?” she demanded, sounding near to tears. She stated they had lied to her, telling her that her phone was in the hands of the police. “Why did you trap me like this?” she asked.
Lim staunchly explained he had not been the one to handle YBB’s phone. He also insisted he hadn’t been heavily involved in the video as he had spoken the least among the six. “Your phone was not with me, and it was not me who trapped you,” he said. He also disclosed that some screenshots (which were later used as evidence against her) had been given to him. He did not obtain them from her phone.
YBB had started crying halfway through the broadcast. She lost control at one point and shouted at Lim, asking, “Why? Why did you do this to me?” YBB was also interrupted by people calling her phone. This upset her more and at one point she shouted during the broadcast, telling them not to call her.
Lim finally decided to end the broadcast as he felt YBB was emotionally unstable. He explained he would clarify things on YouTube later as YBB has only been blaming him. Their broadcast had over 50,000 viewers by the time it ended.
Broken bridges aren’t as easy to rebuild. It takes a lot of time and effort. While it is clear the two YouTubers have many things to work out, only they themselves can decide how to do it.
Watch the broadcast here:
Sources: Xuan, China Press, YouTube (1)(2)
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