I think the reason why this doesn't sit right with me is not bc ~oh poor innocent kota uwu~ like i dont think michelle's video deserved to have been falsely copyrighted... (although michelle could have hit on more recent or interesting drama surrounding dk besides decade old photoshop) I'm just disappointed in the person michelle has become. Like she'd rather start a fight and make videos of her "opinions" like... girl just make a PULL account. She used to be cool and unique and now she's... basic? And obnoxious? And has a holier than thou demeanor.
Screenshot from @mushroom in the Dakota video thread Honestly I used to really really like Michelle. I've been subscribed to her youtube since the very beginning and was following her on tumblr long before. Her art and makeup always inspired me and I thought she was so genuine and unique. But I feel as her subscriber count has gone up she's lost a great deal of what made her so special in the first place and a lot of her "e-fame" has gotten to her head. It seems like all she does is drag people down and try to stay relevant via discourse. I could get behind her when she said some things about Kboos (ot to this post but she seems like a total kboo to me imo or at least she likes to profit off of kboos and drag them simultaneously which is its own problem imo) and i could get behind her when she brought Sarah Mcdaniel's lying to surface.... but this is getting really exhausting tbh. There was no need to being up Kota's past, especially since Kota is now an adult and no longer relevant. Michelle was pretty cool, but now she seems like she relies on drama and discourse for views and attention and it honestly feels like it won't be long before she's in the snowflake section herself.
I was pretty shocked to see michelle's video on my feed. I caught it but only managed to watch a few minutes before dying of boredom. Everything that was said in the video was old news. It really seemes like Michelle is just just trying to stay relevant by making a video on any PULL topic that catches her interest. I mean tbh Kota isn't even relevant at all anymore. Especially now that the whole kawaii aesthetic seems to have died down or shifted to a more miminul and natural look. I hate to admit it but if Michelle is looking for beef with the Ostengas i hope she gets it. There really was no reason for that video other than to cause drama and try to stay relevant by riding the coattails of Kota's past.
i dont think the issue here regarding her plastic surgery is that she *had* it, bc yes you're right, lots of people get surgery- but rather that when it comes to celebrities like Ariana Grande who are everywhere and looked up to by a immense anount of young impressionable fans they are perpetuating a beauty ideal that even they themselves don't even truly look like, or wouldn't look like without thousands and thousands of cash to fork over for surgery. Ariana is not just a singer. She's an idol and someone a lot of people look up to and want to become. She's setting the standard for so many people in the world not only through how she behaves or the music she puts out, but also through the image she chooses to share. And she's chosen to present a false image of herself that even she doesn't naturally look like.
For someone so obsessed with making herself look 12 it's kind of an odd choice for her to get a haircut that makes her look 40 lol Personally I don't think it looks bad though. It doesn't look good but it doesn't look bad either
white people who are minding their own business don't have to worry about being spotted in a race fakers thread but let's just for the sake of your ridiculous, absurd, and frankly obtuse argument pretend that white people in blackface and yellowface aren't coming from a malicious place. In your imaginary world where constructs of modern beauty ideals haven't revolved around europeanized standards (if you don't know what that means google is a free search engine which you could have actually used to find answers to your dumbass questions) where POC haven't been pushed into surgeries, skin bleaching, hair damage, mockery for their natural features, mockery (and systemic violence) of their culture and everything they are, lower wages and job opportunities compared to their white counterparts, and demonization of their heritage, at the end of the day these white racefakers get to rejoice in poc community for meeting poc beauty ideals, which may seem wonderful to a lonely internet goblin white girl, but then she gets to take it off for the real world. When people are mocking poc culture the white woman in yellowface or blackface gets to fall back in the comfort of whiteness. When the white woman puts on her skin tan or blurs out her eye crease she's delighting in the small splendors that POC have worked feverhently to be even allowed to be proud of. The white woman was never scared for her life when a car full of white men screamed the N word at her in passing, her body never shook with nasueating anxiety as she handed a police officer her license after being pulled over, praying to god that this wouldn't become her final moment on earth, she never watched her peers pull their eyes back at her and mock her face, she isn't treated like a criminal for her religion, for her appearance, for her language, she doesn't have to worry about the hard right coming for her, about being deported- or worse. she isn't followed around in every store she enters, she isn't "ghetto", she hasn't had to sit through heart shattering stories from her family members who remember the day they were ripped from their own homes, their own families, whose screams and begs for mercy on their life went unheard by the white soldier just doing his job, directed by the white presidents who put a hit on their skin color, whose white women voted these people into power and turned their heads away from the violence and pursecution POC faced and still face today just for wanting to be seen as a fellow human being. Why is it more wrong when a white person, even if they've never been malicious towards POC as an individual, pretends to be a POC for instagram likes? Because for white people it's a costume. Because it is a direct mockery. Because I don't get to take off my skin color when I'm done taking selfies. Because we don't get to be white when the camera is off. Because outside of instagram being POC is a crime. Colorism in POC communities is a seperate issue, but at the end of the day a racefaking poc is still a poc battling with the struggles of being such. Also I love how you were already getting defensive despite no one responding to you yet. "Social justice warriors" isn't an argument it just proves your ignorance, arrogance, and lack of understanding that being made into a day costume isn't flattering in the least.
Also sort of OT but does anyone else feel like racefakers autotmatically deserve to be put in the little snowflakes section?? I mean if the general chinese photoshoppers are on there for just photoshopping these people deserve it it infinitely more imo. Racefaking falls under lying and scamming so...
Kinda (?) Ot but can this thread be used for general racefakers? It'd be sorta redundant to make a new thread dedicated to every race tbh and there's been quite a surge of race fakers with large followings on ig
I felt bad for arin and dan getting railed for not doing ghoul grumps. They work nonstop to bring content to their channel and I don't even remember ghoul grumps ever being significant enough to notice it was missing.
However, besides the casual Diet Racism something that really really bothers me about them is how they voice female characters as the same ditzy soprano every time. Arin's a skilled voice actor surely they can be a bit more creative.... Most women don't sound like birds with bubbles in their throats And on the general topic of women this may be nitpicky but sometimes Dan says things about women that tend to... rub me the wrong way. Not necessarily straight up gross or mysoginistic but he makes passive comments about women's appearances and pedophilia jokes and such and it's just.... gross.
I used to watch GG every day but now I just check in from time to time and they only seem to be getting more boring while not changing any of the things they're criticized for. On a more positive note there was a recent animation collab/music video posted on their channel that I really enjoyed! It was really touching to see all of the hard work and love put into it by fans.
i agree with most everything you said but her face is by no means fat. fat faces don't usually have such prominent cheekbones. she has a normal sized jaw, she just shoops so much that her real face looks big by comparison. it can't be healthy for her : /
i don't think anyone keeps up with this old timer anymore but i got curious today! i can't read Chinese but it seems she's no longer with Sam? she takes a lot of pictures with a new man now. She's a full blown plastic surgery addict now and she tries to hide her misshapen swollen face with filters. she also got a breast enlargement surgery it seems. and dang this girl is crazy loaded. i also found what seems to be an abandoned twitter that was either officially hers or made by a fan who was close to her personally, as it has her old unshooped face and body and pictures of her house.
the first five are from that twitter. the rest are recent with new man and plastic surgery face