i dont post a lot, cause you all pretty much say what i would have wanted to. but i always keep up with the thread and that summary is amazing and im not even surprised that we're on a third thread already also i can remember quite clearly what it was like when i was a fan and enjoyed watching her videos and honestly its just fucking hilarious that shes trying to pass of that dorito off to anyone thats followed her for more than a minute. but then, thats probably how she gets away with it because she's turned away all her old fans so the new ones just think thats totally her face
Im sure someone will be able to remember and probably source a better answer but as far as im aware she has never explicitly said 'white skin is better'. its more about reading the subtext of what she does, she clearly has darker/olive skin naturally and she has purposefully kept herself indoors to an extreme degree so she can be at her peak palest and then she lightens her pictures on top of that, and the clear obsession with japanese/korean beauty standards which are heavily whitewashed, then a 'pale is the best yo' post in the midst of that.. so its about a message that the combination of those actions sends out. shes basically doing the things that would validate someone's insecurities if they were ashamed of their darker skin and were looking to role models to either make them feel better or convince them that yes they should try and lighten their skin (forgive me if i've forgotten any other pertinent points but thats how i would sum up how i feel about it)
when i see how devoted her fans are, no matter what she does, and how much they take everything she says as truth and law.. i get so mad at the wasted potential. the amount of good she could do, the causes she could support, the voices she could raise on her platform. but no she's happy to essentially train them how to gaslight and abuse people in the internet .. wow what a fairy angel she is
ah sorry did you make that edit? i genuinely thought it was kenna just doing yet another over the top sarcastic thing so i was aiming that at her. if she had said 100% i was telling her she 100& unfunny
Tbf the whole composition of the picture is quite cute, the cute hat, the hair is much better than pink or blorange (thats burnt to a crisp orange ) and do i spy less fake moles then usual? also i do like the flowers.. its just that.. smile..... dear god its forced and creepy and it just throws everything else, that was leading to a nice picture, off. its like a metaphor for kumquat in general. she has the potential to do so much good with her following and reach and she could easily not make her face and skin tone so strange, (we've seen her past makeup skills). She could actually live a full life and do something interesting so her feed wasnt full of disney, flowers, disney, coffee, disney etc but her awkward, cringey, ugly, rude, forced smile (read personality) ruins it all
The black hair is so much better but she really does herself no justice in her main IG pictures, it really struck me after seeing the screenshots and then this one, how nice she looks here, how dewy her skin looks (minus the ridiculous moles). I do think she's pretty, or did anyway when i didn't know her true personality, but i dont know why she takes and edits such terrible pictures of herself. the white washing looks so harsh
oh yeah and i wanted to reply to @wastingmytime's comment on why people want to see her painter's process. back when i was a fan i really enjoyed those videos because i do like watching art videos and people drawing and painting but i get really sad watching super professionals cause i know i cant recreate what they've done but her videos are more accessible for the hobby artists who might feel like they could never draw their own picture to hang up, and i would see hers and actually see the mistakes she made but the end product still looked nice (subjective i know haha) and i thought yeah i can do something like that!
maybe im a bitter horrid person but i dont give a shit about her personal growth especially when it includes basic things like not biting people's heads off and sticking to a hobby or occasionally socialising with new people. dont get me wrong i dont actively wish for her downfall, even though its mildly entertaining, but even if she really did change ill still think shes a prick cause its too little too late at this point
no problem! its easily done because it is totally like kenna to suddenly jump on and be a fan of something and she did make that big point of being mean/short when people brought up stranger things *STRANGER THINGS SPOILER IN HERE * yeah i mean i dont know what she meant by that comment obviously because she didnt expand but with her tendency to hardcore ship in every show/real life thing she's a fan of and has made dodgy comments towards underage people, it struck me as icky because when el and mike do come together in the show, they kiss, and i think she was implying thats what she wanted more of, rather than friends because then she surely would have mentioned el and the boys, not specifically just mike
tbf im pretty sure she has said she liked it, but there was a bit of a mix up when she was being very short and dismissive about it when she posted about the ladybug show. people were asking about stranger things she was all 'lol nah' but then someone asked if she didnt like it and she said yeah i do like it but this post isnt about that. (which i just dont understand and imo was just her way of being mean and blunt to her followers with a pathetic excuse to cling to) so that might be why some people think she didnt like it, but i dont think this is her first mention and she's already creepily in love with the child actors.. and what was that comment about el and mike being separated?! urgh like she wanted to watch children making out all season or something?!
i am gobsmacked, ive never commented on her IG before but i went to back you up and liked your comment with my 2 separate accounts so it got more likes than her insult cause im petty hahahaha i hope to god more people see it before i assume she deletes it because she knows she's wrong
siiiiiigh, she couldnt just ask because she's interested in her followers and wants to know what they're hoping for/wants to engage/chat about christmas? nope its all about her as usual
also why is the pic low quality when its so obviously staged like why would you set up a nice picture like that for a shitty result? im confused, was it on a bad camera or she just edited to the high heavens and ruined the quality to look like even her candid lq moments are aesthetic (im reaching i know)
yeah that was when she made a whole point of being dismissive bout stranger things and then sayings its not because she doesnt like it, its because her post was bout the ladybug show it was just the most bizarre excuse to be rude to so my commenters