I sympathize with this but I really do think he wants e-celeb more than friends. When he started wasn't he actually making videos with friends? He was anti-SJW at the peakj of it's popularity and then tried to pivot when left-wing video essays became the big thing. I have no doubt he wants friends, but he wants to be friends with "people who matter". And in his mind that can easily change with the winds of YouTube popularity.Honestly, I just kind of feel bad for Quinton, because I see a bit of my younger self in him. Like him, I once lacked self-awareness, especially regarding dating/flirting, and even just making friends. I grew out of it eventually, and reading these DMs, that's how Quinton seems: a lonely dude that's just trying to make friends. Like, with Ellis, it doesn't even seem like he's hitting on her, so much as he just wants to hang out with someone he obviously looks up to. I think a lot of his loneliness can be attributed to his readiness to cut people out, and his own obnoxious personality, so I don't feel that bad for him, but I don't see why Ellis had to leak DMs that were over a year old, with the profile pic so badly covered up. Sure, it took him longer than most to get the hint that she wanted nothing to do with him, but it seems like he did get there, and it's not like he sent dick pics or anything; he was just acting like a cringy teenager, so this is really a non-drama to me. It's not like he was pulling a Ryan Haywood or anything, you know?