I think it comes down to this sentiment for pretty much every ridiculous thing Kenna does. She can never admit that she was wrong, that she made a mistake or a bad choice. It's always everybody else's "misunderstanding" or not getting her "humor," or "we live in a society" excuses, or whatever she can say to point the blame elsewhere. I mean, I don't know JACK about hair care related to dying etc., but even a smol uWu n00b like me can tell that the quality/texture/volume of her hair is atrociously worse than her original hair. It is crazy that she can look in the mirror and her million selfies and think, "Yeah, my hair looks amazing." Based on all of her past behavior, it seems much more plausible that she knows her hair is damaged, but she could never admit it to the public because then she'd have to admit she was wrong and has hair susceptible to damage like the rest of the human population. "Angry spiteful child" is pretty much a perfect summation of her personality.
"My favorite colors are browns and oranges. Why do I have to wait till October to wear them?" You don't. You don't have to wait to wear them. You can wear any color any time of the year. I have never met anyone who said, "Omg, why are you wearing orange and/or brown? It's SUMMER!!!!" Kenna, YOU are the one who makes up these "constructs" for yourself. jEsus.
Damn, remind me to never buy from Yesstyle. Apparently doing so makes you appear lifeless, disoriented, uncomfortable, pained, or robotic. I don't mind the outfits, the music, or the color scheme; just watching her poses and expressions (or lack thereof) is really awkward, like she didn't want to be seen but I'm not sure if I should or shouldn't look away to be polite.
I honestly question whether she understands the meanings of the words she chooses. Even if the primary reason you do not publish your book or a video is because you think it's not "good enough" (although I do not think she is actually a perfectionist or her "biggest critic" because I don't think someone who is very critical of themselves would be as defensive as she is whenever someone else, you sEe, criticizes her), you're still "flaky" to publicly announce you are going to do something and then not follow through. She should really not announce anything she is going to do until AFTER she has finished it and has published it because she is simply_unreliable.
My husband, who humors me by listening to my unnecessary commentary on YouTubers and IG, said, "She always does that same pose. Is she trying to hide her chin?" Even the plebeians who aren't social media-savvy and don't know about the Snow app are onto you, Kenna.
Kenna has many, mAnY talents, you see. One such talent encompasses lying, being hypocritical and/or contradicting herself at every given opportunity--and then rapidly backpedaling, victim-blaming, or otherwise finding an excuse for her failures and contradictions. #fightme Another talent is bleaching her hair into oblivion while acting totally oblivious to the damage she has visibly done to her hair (hence, crossing with talent #1 - lying). Bonus talent: she always compares her hair to that of some character's because #literallyme. Even more, another talent of hers is having practically endless free time and zero responsibilities... and doing absolutely nothing, NOTHING positive for anyone or anything of merit. (Sorry, Kenna, I don't count writing birthday posts to fictional characters as a positive contribution.)
I've been thinking about this, too, because her behavior is absolutely mind-boggling. I have never followed any other person on social media who somehow manages to make almost every post something of a controversy, who is extremely defensive to even the mildest of disagreement, and who never, ever learns from her mistakes or changes for the better (even if she claimed she would in her now totally worthless "apology" video). How? How does such a person live like this? The only conclusion I have come to is that her overarching problem is she lacks maturity in every aspect... emotionally, socially, intellectually. She not only manages to create controversy and turn many people against her on important topics (e.g., LGBT, religion, POC, animal cruelty) but also inane elements of her life (e.g., fandoms, aesthetics).
Wow, this is unfortunate. Is she trolling everyone or what? That's the thing I don't get about Lunestelle. Like I've said before, many, many of us have similar interests to Kenna, Lunestelle, and other similar Instagrammers; that's usually why we followed them in the first place. I like Studio Ghibli, enamel pins, and pink flowers, too. I wouldn't accuse someone like Lunestelle, or anyone else, of copying Kenna just because she likes those three things. But why would Lunestelle, who is constantly accused of being a copycat for a variety of reasons, take a picture with a pink flower in the exact same location with a Studio Ghibli pin and then post it very shortly after Kenna has posted that very concept? Is she deliberately doing this to be passive-aggressive toward Kenna/her fanbase? It's the positioning of the flower that really gets me. Why did you need that flower anyway? It makes the picture look worse, obscuring the pins.
I know Kenna said she has coLLeGe leVeL English [that she butchers at every given opportunity], but as convincing as her paragraph "essay" on binge-watching Netflix could be... you know as well as I do she won't be able to comprehend an article by Harvard. Harvard is just one of the antis!!!
Man, it's nuts seeing it laid out like that. Some of the things I don't see as a big deal (e.g., same haircut, doing faux freckles, using a wand in a lookbook, some of the poses... which seems like every girl does online now), but I do find it odd that they own the exact same mugs, same Hogwarts notebook, have a similar posting stamp, etc. Like yeah we all drink our tea and coffee from mugs, we all write in pretty journals, we all burn candles, etc. But if I posted pictures of my mugs, my candles, my journals, they would not be the exact ones Kenna uses.
This poet really needs to expand her vocabulary. "really pretty" "really cute" x 50 (oh, I'm sorry, sometimes "super cute" or "so cute") "really like them" "another thing, another thing, another thing, another thing I picked up" Also, you bought a calendar but aren't going to use it for "calendar purposes" ... GIRL, you more than anyone need a calendar. And a dictionary. Or any actual books that you could read.
I actually like Lunestelle's feed better this time around compared to Kenna's, and I think there ARE differences between them, despite the numerous similarities. But I just don't get it. Why do people like Lunestelle who claim to be such, such sensitive souls choose to have public social media accounts and try to put themselves in a position of "Influencer"? I know what it's like to be a sensitive, self-conscious, introverted person who can be easily hurt by others or take criticism poorly. However, that's why I choose not to have a public Instagram account or present myself in such a way as to garner a following in some capacity. It's like when girls on Instagram say "Omg I'm so ugly"; meanwhile they're posting a million selfies. When I feel ugly, I don't post pictures of myself because I don't want people to look at me lol. I just don't understand this logic at all. Lunestelle, if you're that affected by a meaningless social media platform, walk away and just go enjoy your life, your style, your hobbies, your family and friends, your pets. If you want to continue posting your content of choice and not receive negative comments, then turn your account to private so you can retain all of your current 'fans' without the risk of being a 100% public account. But if what you REALLY want is to keep getting those subscribers and sponsorships and attention, then learn not to give a f***.
What?? People at my law firm have been fired simply for showing up late a few times. My employer was displeased by the tardiness, but it was NOT my employer's job to "communicate why and how it can be solved." The solution: don't be fucking late to work without good reason. If you can't figure that out on your own, then you deserve to be fired for your incompetence. That's the real world, fam. I wonder what would happen if tomorrow ALL of Kenna's viewers decided they were no longer going to view any of her content anymore. No more views --> no more money. Would she still say, "Oh well, I am just a human and I happen to be documenting my life and things I enjoy for the world to see"? Or would she say "Oh shiiiittt.... I have no prospects for anything but a basic minimum-wage job; YouTube/Instagram is all I have, how do I get the views back?" (Hint: Making videos with content that you viewers ask for and appreciate because they, more or less, function as your "employer...")
I have to give it to her: Kenna is pretty good at manipulating her audience to feel sorry for her. Hell, even I felt sorry for her because I know that if I was posting photos of myself online and people were talking about how ugly or stupid I was or other generally pointless mean comments, I would feel bad, too. (Hence, I am not a public persona because I, unlike Kenna apparently, know that it would be stressful to me and thus chose a different career.) Obviously, she conflates her hate/troll comments (e.g. "kill yourself") from pathetic, bored, and/or insecure people with legitimate criticism, often from people who enjoyed some of her content, so that makes it more difficult to continue to empathize with her. What Kenna is NOT good at, is handling her PR problems. For some reason, she thinks making these posts will... solve her problems? For some reason, she thinks an apology video means she can never do any wrong again? Unfortunately, if you have a public persona on the Internet, then at some point that public persona is going to be criticized, made fun of, or straight-up trolled. No "end game" poetry is going to solve that problem. You cannot control what is said on the Internet; you can control how you react to it. Instead of wasting your time deleting comments and blocking people, it would be much better to ignore those comments, let your fans deal with them if they wish, and instead focus on 1) appreciating the praise from your fans and cultivating an interactive, positive fan base; 2) working on interesting, creative content; and 3) finding the joy in your day-to-day life, especially if you are lucky enough to travel to another country for a month... Let's say Kenna stops deleting comments and blocking people, and suddenly the comment sections of her posts are littered with "hate" comments. Let's say she stops making self-victimizing, woe-is-me posts (but also, chill fam, I ain't got eggshell skin like the rest of the world because SuperiorTM). Guess what? She will look even better at least in the eyes of her main subscriber base. Why? Because it will look like she "rose above the haters" by not engaging with them AND continuing to make the content they enjoy. Wow, revelatory...