This is more of a general YouTube personality cult thing and not specifically GG, but it's always interesting to me to see obsessed fans trying to come up with reasons for why their chosen celebrity does something. It just goes to show how superficial the relationship is and also emphasizes how out of touch the fans are to think that the person they follow doesn't have a life outside of what is seen online. I haven't followed the Grumps outside of this thread for a long time now, but unless things have drastically changed it always felt like Dan was pretty detached from the fans/online interaction in general. It was by no means malicious or anything and he'd always be nice when referencing them or at meetups or whatever, but he just struck me as the type of dude who was more interested in face to face interactions and not super big into social media stuff.I love how they assume Dan deleted his account based on something that happened months ago.
But to fans, Dan only exists on Game Grumps, so if something is bothering him the only possible solution is it has to be because of something that happened in the Grump sphere. It's just a weirdly dehumanizing view for diehard fans to take, especially when those fans are the ones who think they have some kind of friendship with the person they follow. It kind of reminds me of the mentality little kids have where they think their teacher lives in the school.