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Honestly if he is going to make a documentary series about anything it should be about him going to therapy and about his road to recovery. He would win in every sense: 1. He would be a good role model for his young fans for seeking out professional help 2. He would still be internet's uwu soft sensitive boi 3. He would also be seen as a survivor for "beating mental illness" 4. He would have an excuse to do his ERMAGHERD faces as he has to unlearn habits that he wasn't aware were unhealthy, it is honestly a pretty shocking experience when you have to realize those things about yourself 5. Due to the subject of mental illness being more relevant than ever in general it's like catnip to the internet so he would get more views than ever and thus finally be able to get his own private jet
But nah let's make a "documentary" about chucky cheese and release an ugly palette together with Skeletor
Considering the amount of former fans of Shane I've seen posting on gossip sites since his latest series began I'm wondering how many supporter he's lost through this. So many people are disappointed and angry with him. I also wonder what he is going to take from this. Has he learned anything from the success with his palette release? Is he going to take anything with him from the backlash he's gotten?
It's most likely an attempt to "own" how nasty he is, he is making depression as a part of his brand so making lack of hygiene a part of it makes... sense, in lack of better words. We can't call him out on being disgusting if he can go "ahahaha RIGHT?! I'm so dirty lol". It's a way of deflecting any criticism.
I'm not super into Shane, but since his selling point is being "relatable" and being open about his depression I have to ask those of you that know: Does he talk about the importance of getting help for your mental illness and how to figure out healthy coping mechanisms? (those instances where he talked about BetterHelp don't count)
Honestly, you'd think he would have enough common sense to realize you need to look your best when you do a promo shoot for the product YOU want to sell. I can't believe Jeffree didn't throw him in a shower the moment he sees him and tell a stylist to make him presentable, he's been in the business long enough to know that if even photoshop can't save the guy (the same photoshop that makes J* look less like a walking skeleton) you gotta do something. I'm aware that the palette is mostly aimed towards Shane's fans, but if I saw Kat von D having someone looking like Shane in her promos I would question her sanity.
OT: Holy shit Shane looks so much like my ex when he started doing makeup and believing he's a makeup artist it makes me borderline uncomfortable. You could tell me Shane is channeling a random Swedish dude and I would 100% believe it looking at this
The biggest reason why people are reacting negatively on this and bringing it up is because it is completely opposite from the image he's always been selling before, remember that people always describe(d) him as this considerate, honest, totally real and down to earth guy. The sudden turn in making a make-up palette when he was NEVER into that shit before and using his "relatable" persona (uwu look how emotional I am, oh no I'm having a break down, haha omg I am so broke uwu) to manipulate his audience into buying his shit is very fake.
It is a marketing strategy, yes. But it is still an ugly one. People get way too easily swayed just because it is Shane Dawson.
What was the context of the cat joke? What kind of conversation did he have that led up to that "joke"? Because he said it in a podcast, right? If he just dropped it out of nowhere it would be pretty sus imo
Tanacon Flaming Hot Cheeto Dust Diet Coke A&W Cry On My Couch Just a Theory
...I'm trying to imagine what watching MUAs trying to use that palette on YT would/will sound like. They will probably sponsor a few big ones, and I wonder if anyone would say no (and if they do I can imagine Shane having a tantrum on twitter again).
Honestly, if he releases this it's basically just for the shock value. His career lately with his choice of documentary subjects have pretty much been centered around controversies of various scales which attracts not only fans with rose-tinted glasses, but also people that follows it for the possible drama that could follow (remember how the Jake Paul documentaries blew up in his face? He didn't take it well, but people were talking more about him for a while than I've had seen for a long while). Releasing a palette with shades named after "disorders" is going to have virtue signaling, and that will help spread not the word about it and possibly have more people buying it.
I know I'm very harsh on Shane, but I don't trust him at all since all the hullabaloo with his last "documentary" and that he is getting backing from Jeffree, the king of controversy, in making this palette.
He has no style, he has no grace. This Kong YouTuber has shitty taste.