Famed Aussie YouTuber Friendlyjordies says he has a list of “heavy hitters” who he thinks could have set fire to his home.
Earlier this week, the Bondi home of Friendlyjordies, real name Jordan Shanks-Markovina, was set on fire in what seemed to be a deliberate attack. That came just one week after a firebomb was also set off in his neighbours house. Luckily no one was hurt, and the fire was put out as quickly as possible.
In there aftermath of a terrifying ordeal, Friendlyjordies took to YouTube to address it all in a video, insisting that he might be revealing “a few suspects” very soon.
The video showed Jordan speaking to the waiting media outside his home, with the YouTuber acknowledging that he and his team had “done some extremely dangerous reporting of a bunch of extremely powerful people and corporations.”
“I obviously can’t say who I suspect it is but I do have a short list in my head of who I think would have done it,” he added.
Mark Davis, Jordan’s lawyer, also addressed the situation. “Someone has clearly just tried to kill Jordan Shanks, he’s extremely upset, it’s not something he can just make a gag about,” he told the media. “As he said, the list of suspects is considerable, that makes one ponder. Davis continued by calling Jordan “one of the best journalists in the state.”
After leaving his home in a car, Jordan praised and thanked the firefighters who put out the fire, saying that “a big part of why we do what we do is honestly so that those guys get a better cut in life because they clearly deserve it.”
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“It’s just so wrong when these governments in power that all the people that actually help out society get treated like dirt, while those that get wined and dined with their fancy lunches – which is exactly why they protected John Barilaro for 10 years.”
After giving a statement at the police station, Jordan discussed the future of his YouTube content. “I would like to take this opportunity to say that I think we’re gonna tone back the videos for a little bit, and by tone back I mean that’s it for a while for obvious reasons. We’ll get back to it at some point” he said.
It’s unclear when Friendlyjordies plans to return. The house fires are part of an ongoing investigation. As Jordan’s representatives, Xenophon Davis, explained in a statement released on social media, “It might even warrant a Strike Force focused upon terrorism and attempted homicide rather than dangerous jokes.”