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I know it's dumb but I can't help but feel a bit personally attacked... she's literally acting like she has asperger's. ANY of her videos pre-diagnosis shows her clearly looking into the camera, having no problem maintaining "eye contact" with it. Speaking clearly, knowing what to say. But ok. Let's say I'm wrong. Let's even say this is her natural self and how she normally acts and talks. She still learned how to "mask" her behaviour in accordance to social expectations - years ago - as evident by litterally every single video she's ever appeared in. But now it's more profittable to milk the diagnosis and to seem more socially inept than she is. Whether she's actually got asperger's or not, it's purposely playing up negative stereotypes for personal profit. All her "perfectionism" has magically vanished. Now she wants to be seen as socially inept. I just can't help but feel uneasy about it.
Venus has a manager now right? If you're a cute young girl then one of the most profitable target audiences is guys who are (to some degree) into you. The best thing business-wise is to be single so all those guys can (often subconsciously) think they have a chance to date you. Same reasons j/k-pop idols aren't allowed to date. Keeping Manaki away from social media is a good choice for business... Especially in Japan where idol-culture is big.
Sorry I know some of you want to move on from the autism speculation - but - I've got my tinfoil hat on here, and something about the way she wanted to know what was "wrong" with her struck me as odd.
I've heard things like "everyone would get a diagnose if they went to a doctor, because everyone is weird in their own way" SO many times. It's true in that everyone fits the criteria for something. (Example: You bite your nails too much? You're an obsessive compulsive onychophagia sufferer.) But there's a misunderstanding in what a diagnose is for, it's not an identity label to explain your quirks. It's so you gain the right to receive the help and support that you need.
The way Ken explained it makes it seem like she went to see what was "wrong" with her without there actually being a problem. She's not suffering (in a broad medical sense) and doesn't need access to aid. Yet she's supposedly a "level 2", requiring substantial support? It just... doesn't add up, unless she's hiding a lot about herself. And sure, that is possible, just unlikely.
It's almost - and my tinfoil hat is still on - like she thinks of it like a Hogwarts sorting ceremony and wanted to know which diagnose-house she would belong to. Like a muggle doing the pottermore quiz.
I'm autistic, and naturally I've ended up knowing a bunch of other autistic people as well, so I'd like to think I've got at least a decent amount of knowledge about it. While Kenks does display some possible symptoms, that doesn't mean she actually qualifies for having the diagnose. Just like if you google your regular mild illness symptoms, google will tell you you've got cancer and you will die in 24 hours. Here's the thing with (specifically) high-functioning autism, aka asperger syndrome: it's often mentioned that it comes with positive things like higher IQ, detail-orientation, not giving in to peer pressure... Back in my tumblr days I saw a whole bunch of (mostly girls tbh) self-diagnose themselves with autism. I think it's easy to think "well I'm kinda quirky and different, and I am intelligent" and get into the idea that you've got it. So weirdly it is a romanticized diagnose. I don't think she's lying about it, I think she's just misdiagnosed and actually thinks she has it.
It's also an "invisible" disability, so you can't really prove she doesn't have it, making it even easier to slap it onto her own identity. I'm interested in seeing how this Kenka era will play out.
It happened gradually, but it was mostly brown when I was maybe 10 years old. Same for my siblings and my dad. Dad has black hair now. I even knew a half white/polynesian guy who was blonde and had fair skin until he was 10-12 and his hair became black and curly and his skin got a lot darker. He literally looked like he changed race.
She wasn't brought up with them, she doesn't know them. They live in a different culture on the other side of the world where she literally doesn't know anyone. They're essentially strangers who happen to share some genes. We don't know where Margo got her abusive ideas from, the rest of the family could be just as abusive. Venus has A LOT to deal with both mental health and career-wise. Maybe there will be a time for her to reconnect with family members, but that time is not now.
It's weird seeing someone with so much skill, yet so little skill. Like what-
what's up with those tiny arms and hands??? what's up with those weird nonsensical fabrics floating around??? what's up with all the obese thighs??? what's up with the crisp looking bodies yet blurry out of focus faces???
Your experience is what I meant. I haven't seen many people admit that they were actually doing it and being a transtrender. It's hard calling it out too because you get called a transphobe... I feel like if more people admitted to it then it would be easier for more transtrenders to realise they're doing it too so they'll stop.
"They looked so much better before" as a comment on someones plastic surgery is really rude, and in 99% of cases I don't agree. Most plastic surgeries are successful and subtle and you literally have no idea they weren't born that way.
If YOU're commenting on how the person looks "bad" now, then you're just as vain for judging people on their looks.