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A social media account claiming to be run by YouTuber Lord Miles, who is in the custody of the Taliban, claims he is alive, but others are unconvinced.
British YouTuber Miles made a name for himself travelling to dangerous places “for fun”. But his daring acts caught up with him in March 2023 when it is believed he was captured by the Taliban, becoming a “missing person” in Afghanistan.
Since then, speculation has swirled about his well-being and location as an anonymous “friend” of Lord Miles has been updating his X/Twitter account.
Various tweets from other sources have periodically claimed to have evidence that the YouTuber is actually “thriving” while living in a Taliban guesthouse.
But, confusion has spread over the last few days as the friend posting on his behalf claimed that Miles’ Patreon account was suspended and that he had lost thousands of pounds worth of donations that had been sent from concerned fans.
Hey, miles' Patreon got suspended for "association with terrorists" but we're appealing it (Patreon is being stupid) but miles had a lot of money in the account so if you've received a refund, kindly contact us to resend it through other means @PatreonSupport @Patreon
Some remain unconvinced that Miles is alive as photographs or proof of life have not been forthcoming. Others have suggested that he is dead and his so-called “friends” are using his status to “scam” people out of money.
One person wrote: “Just admit he's dead and you are looting his finances. Some ‘friends’ you are.”
Just admit hes dead and you are looting his finances. Some \u201cfriends\u201d you are.
The person posting on Miles’ account wrote: “Give us around 2 weeks and you will have solid proof. We expect an apology when it comes however. You guys have no idea the stuff you're putting Miles through.”
give us around 2 weeks and you will have solid proof. we expect an apology when it comes however. you guys have no idea the stuff you're putting Miles through
One person argued: “Honestly if he does end up being alive I’m not gonna feel that silly, you have done a comically bad job of running his account (+ Patreon never would’ve been suspended but for you).
“I honestly thought he was more likely to be alive when he wasn’t tweeting than since you took over.”
For now, the well-being of Lord Miles appears to remain a mystery.