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This is weird but sort of fascinating to me... Every time I've asked/heard someone else ask a man what their "biggest weakness/flaw is" they have all sincerely answered that it's "being too nice". All of them, without fail, have said that. Like at this point I feel like at least one man should say something else, but it hasn't happened yet. And I just ????????? From a female perspective: Men are less nice than women. I know, I know "nOt AlL mEn", but just in general. And in most cases I have to bite my tongue to not laugh and say "no you're not" because I have honestly not seen them behave even close to as nicely as any of the women I know. Like I know women who will bend over backwards for miles just to make their friends happy and I've never seen any of those men do anything similar. Even when the man in question IS nice they've never actually put as much effort in as any of the women, you know? But more importantly... the world doesn't need less nice people. We need more of them. The fact that so many men think being nice is a flaw is just so wrong and backwards. (And this has made the whole: "I'm a nice guy" *acts like a dick the second they don't get what they want* - thing make so much more sense. Men really act like that wow)
English is the (not native) language she's always used the most for things like youtube/blogging and to this day her pronunciation is terrible and she still makes mistakes - so even in my most "Venus-apologist" stage I still assumed the whole language thing was an over exaggerated stretch to make her seem smart and marketable.
At least she admits she doesn't value friendship (but you do have to treat her like your no. 1 person) nor knowledge and intelligence (but she's totally got special autistic interests that makes her knowledge superior to everyone elses). And she sure does seem to love freedom (ignore the fact that she spent an entire year locked up in her apartment in Japan instead of exploring the country) Jokes aside, the fact that in the first reply she literally said she's "not nice" and "not smart" is probably the only honest true things I've heard from her all year. Too bad she immediately said it was a joke, I almost thought she'd admit to her flaws for once lol
I mean both things can be true at the same time. In general I think people making up abuse allegations are damaging to all abuse victims regardless of gender, and in the same way people coming forward with it leads to others being able to speak up too.
If they're specifically talking about the Amber side of it then it makes sense to talk about how what she did was really shitty and damaging??? And nothing about what Amber did makes it easier for men to speak up - that's all from Johnny's side. But like I can see your frustration with them maybe choosing to not talk about Johnny's side too and only focusing on Amber? I obviously don't know exactly what tweets you're talking about but meh, maybe unfollow some people if they're being unreasonable and annoying.
And that was a vegan talking to another vegan. Wasn't even her being a snob to a meat eater, this was to someone who was essentially "on her side". Not to mention she was wrong about that candy not being vegan, when it actually was lol great episode
I don't understand how they have so much time caring about what other people eat ...I say, and then lurk on this site lmao
Probably because she just looks like a normal girl there, and certainly not older than Margo. Compared to her usual "tehee I'm like 12"-photoshopping she looks older, but she looks closer to her actual age which is nicer imo. The cosplay and wig still look cheap af and are ugly.
More cosplay huh. "I pretended to have hobbies I didn't have" Isn't cosplay like the one hobby she has displayed in the past post-Margo? Apart from manga/anime? Is she pretending again for the simp money?
It's really great to have someone actually working in the field comment on it, so thank you. It's so frustrating to see Kenna act like 2 hours is all it takes when us here on the spectrum had to go through the proper long process to get diagnosed accurately. And when called out or asked she just deletes those comments like the experiences of actual autistic people don't matter if it doesn't fit into her narrative.
I'm a bit torn on this. She deletes comments that call her out and removed the "level 2" from the description, and such actions would suggest she's just faking it. But I think she might be delusional enough to actually belive it too, especially since she seems to never have interacted with a real autistic person. I think she has convinced herself that she IS autistic since then she can feel "special" and like she doesn't have be held accountable for her flaws and mistakes in a "it wasn't MY fault, it was just my autism"-way. Which is an attitude I've so far only seen in fakers/self-diagnosers (not only for autism), and it's exactly how Kenna has been using it. But I also think that deep down she knows that she's faking it.
Reading up on the clinic where she got tested it seems 2 hours is pretty standard for that place.
That place is straight up a scam??? Like what the actual fuck. You can't tell what serious developmental disorder someone has after a single 2 hour session - or ADHD after just 30 minutes??? I knew Japan had bad health care, but I didn't know they were THIS bad. The fact that not-even-autistic-at-all-Kenna got told she is "level 2" just proves how fucking flawed this clinic is and that you CAN'T tell after such a short time. Big fucking yikes. And funny how the autism "assessment" takes 2 hours, yet if you were to actually add up all the things they say they test for it would end up being several more hours. A lot of things like memory and IQ - which you NEED to test to get a valid and accurate diagnosis of autism - would add up to another 3-4 hours acccording to their site. Yet somehow they think 2 hours is enough?? It just doesn't add up at all.
Is it possible this company is actually praying on mentally ill foreginers that have nowhere else to go in Japan?? People like Kenna have no idea what a real assesment is like, so she would think this really is it??
Nothing new, but sometimes people wonder where the "3 hour assesment" comes from so I took a screencap to show where in the video she says it. The "3 hour" people always reference is even on the generous side as it might just have been 2 hours. Included the transcript as well.
The thing is, Kenna did in fact not receive a diagnosis. She is literally undiagnosed, therefor she is self-diagnosing by calling herself autistic. She wants people to think she IS diagnosed and has been saying/acting like she is from the very beginning, but the truth is she only had a very short assessment which shouldn't be confused with having an actual diagnosis. And IF this psychologist decided that a short assessment is totally enough for a proper diagnosis, then she's literally not even a tiny bit qualified for her job and should frankly get fired for calling Kenna "level 2 autistic".
Was wondering that too. Did they accidentally leave something in the purple shelf-light-thing and had to edit it out? Or like you said, did they edit the waist, realized it's super obvious due to the fabric pattern so they edited over it to hide it? Super weird edit either way.
Thanks for your input! Pretty much everyone here who is autistic agrees that Kenna just clearly isn't autistic at all. Kenna defintely isn't part of any autistic community either (I think she even said so herself) and only ever shares "PSA tumblr" posts or talks about her own (clearly fake) "sensory overload meltdowns". I honestly don't think she's ever met someone who is actually autistic, and that she avoids meeting anyone/communities because she doesn't want to get called out or have her own delusions ruined. Why else would she act like "autism awareness" is SO important, yet she never ever engage and talk* to anyone who is autistic, or join any autistic community online? She really just wants to use the label of being autistic so she can feel special and different, and as a scapegoat for when she messes up. Knowing other autistic people would mean she's no longer special and unique and I don't think she can stand the thought of that.
*Except the few times she's acted rudely to her autistic fans who commented on her posts