It's a very childish and unconvincing strategy
To put it mildly. What I see is him blowing a huge opportunity to come across as the voice of reason and even elicit sympathy.
In true Lloyd fashion, he drills a hole right through the bottom of the boat and wonders why it’s sinking.
For example, here’s what I would have said:
”I am aware of the discussion round Jake ‘altworldly’. I have always been a deep believer in privacy and this is no different. Though Jake and I had a falling out over this in the past, my only concern is for Jake and his wife’s mental health. Therefore, I have no comment and urge people to respect Jake’s privacy”
Diverts attention AWAY from his actions and towards Jake’s, also making himself seem magnanimous in comparison. The perfect crime.
Instead he launches a broadside attack against Jake and exposes his own vulnerabilities. There’s still a bit of overlap between Jake’s followers and Lloyd’s. Probably shouldn’t say this here, but I will:
The reason there wasn’t a Magnificent 8 with Jake included was due to a mutual follower of both parties interceding in favour of Jake. Lloyd was already paying more than he wished for the litigation anyway and he didn’t take much convincing to drop one to save money.
This is what I mean about blown opportunities. But Lloyd would rather have gotten his petty digs in instead.
The 2 January Patreon numbers are going to be lit…