I feel like there are so many sides to this it's becomming exhausting. As a woman of color, I feel like I'd look like a fool if I didn't think Jeffree didn't still use the N word, but at the same time, I question if it is entirely logical to think that. It's a very sticky position to be in. I still don't favor Jeffree AT ALL, and like others said, I don't think he is a saint, but I also can't sit here and say that the people coming at Jeffree are completely credible either. Idk, I'm like caught in between not giving him a pass but also feeling like this is getting too messy to have a definitive outlook. Does that make sense? If anyone else who is a person of color (or even if you aren't) would like to give their opinion on this, I'd like to know thoughts. I think I need to read other people's perspectives on this too.
Sidenote: I also always felt like Thomas was messy and fake woke, so I would have questioned him regardless if his video was about Jeffree or not, which is a shame, because his video could have sent a great message. But as I keep saying, the subject of racism is not "tea" and I feel like more and more gurus are starting to treat it like that which pisses me off.
What's ironic is how much Crystal is shooting herself in the foot over this doc because doc series are suddenly the new thing on Youtube now, so now is the perfect time to drop it. If she had put it out before, it would have been done and her supporters would have gotten their money's worth. If she puts it out now, it would be a good addition to the documentary trend. So, either way, by not putting out this documentary, Crystal is just only ruining it for herself tbh.
Slightly OT sorry, but a G-Idle MV popped up for me and it got me thinking. Do you guys this Cube might have been content with letting Hyuna go because they have Jeon Soyeon? Soyeon is already miles ahead of Hyuna with rapping imo, and Cube's been basically molding her into that center girl anyway. Just speculation, but I kinda wanna know what you guys' take on that is.
I know the drama channel Dishwashingliquid (spelling?) said she had to check if the tweet was real. And when looking at the comments of the Dustin Dailey video, the comments were saying there is something fishy about the tweet. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-RqPORmzCkU&t=84s I never said it WAS in fact fake, as I said in my last comment, I don't know if it's truly fake or not, I'm just seeing comments speculating that it is. I still stand by when I said about Daved's texts though, those look really odd to me and I still think more needs to come out. I probably should have put "outed as potentially fake" in my last comment and for that I apologize. I thought me beginning my sentence with "Apparently" would he enough to clarify it as speculation. EDIT: I just reread my reply to you. Sorry if I came off snappy. I didn't mean to.
I'M SAYING. Yes to all of this. It's also another reason why I feel like Teddy made more thought out decisions with 2NE1 songs. For example, for their song "Ugly" he said he gave Dara the bridge of the song on purpose because it was light and it gave the song a good balance. It was a very smart decision, because when they sang live CL ended up straining for the chorus, but Dara really shined during the soft acoustics of the bridge. Teddy always seemed to know which member fit which part of a 2NE1 song because their voices were so distinct, and as much as Dara didn't sing, she still managed to have some pretty iconic lines anyway. I feel like that kind of thinking doesn't really go to Blackpink when they're in the studio. Obviously I'm not there, but you can almost tell when just listening to BP songs. Sidenote, another Unpopular Opinion: I'm tired of seeing Yugyeom dance. I want to see BamBam dance again. But like for real. I feel like he and Lisa are not using their full dance talent and they'd have an amazing duet if the were just given the chance. It'd be a good business move too. Idk why JYP and YG are sleeping on that.
Apparently the Gorilla tweet was outed as fake. Just wanted to put that out there. I don't know if it is fake for sure, but people are saying there is something dodgy about the screencap. What do you guys think? I don't want to sound like I'm giving Jeffree a pass, but I would not be surprised if that tweet really was a crafted receipt, all things considered. Also, @bibi del reys, I also agree with your point and you definitely are making sense.
Slightly Unpopular Opinion: I'm gonna need more proof from this Daved person. For a few reasons. One, he held up a Samsung(?) when he said he would spill tea, but the messages he showed were ihpone messages (which he cleared up, but...still skeptical). Two, he didn't really do much to cover the name of the client in the messages. You can see at the top it says Jeffree Star for some screencaps. Other screencaps he "tried" to censor his name. How can someone be that sloppy with receipts. Three, he blocked some of his OWN texts, which could have been just as bad. Four, he asked for subscribers before spilling tea. If someone is racist, just expose them. He says "I'm not doing this for fame." ....Then why do you need subscribers. Five, he, along with other ex friends of Jeffree have this same narrative of him being racist and want to expose him, meanwhile I'm like...okay but if he's that bad, why wait til NOW to expose him. Why stay friends with someone who you KNOW is horrible...unless you're cut from the same cloth. Also, not a Jeffree stan by any means. Just looking at these receipts with a side-eye until more comes out.
I feel like Teddy hardly produces for Blackpink as much as he probably just whips up some scrapped beats and is like...here you go. That's probably why their discography is so subpar. I feel like he put more care into 2NE1 tracks tbh. Even with 2NE1's fashion, they had their own designer with a creative touch. Now Blackpink is just given whatever's left in Kim K's closet it seems. Idk, it just seems like clearly part of the reason why the seniors were better is because despite YG being shady, there was more care from staff, labelmates, etc. Like, I never really hear about BigBang or CL or even Dara talk about BP that much. Ikon was on Blackpink house that time, but other than that, not much interaction. Part of the appeal of YG (and the big 3 in general) was seeing the seniors and juniors interact so much. The really did sell the "family" concept. JYP had their Christmas parties, SM Town was more poppin, Haru (Tablo's daughter) would play with all the artists backstage, etc. Now I feel like that essence of "family" is gone and there's more of a disconnect between seniors and juniors because of there being so many groups now. Sorry if this was a long tangent but I think it still falls under an Unpopular opinion because maybe not many people care about that or disagree?
I was actually gonna comment something like this when I heard the news. For a company to kick out their "Queen" all because...what...she's dating- that seems like a pretty wild move. Cube has made awful moves for a while, but so have other Ent. Companies in Korea, and other companies have also had dating scandals, so I feel like something is not adding up. Don't get me wrong, I still primarily blame Cube and think they are hereby fucked, but a large part of me thinks that something huge must have happened behind the scenes for it to warrant a terminated contract, the contract of their biggest artist at that.
The bulk of her fans are either really young and naive or people who want to live vicariously through her because of her image, so they are probably just as bad as she is. My main problem is that Tana is NEVER held accountable for her actions. She's done so much bs and yet she seems to just get bigger and bigger instead. That's why whenever she's in hot fire all she does is cry because after that it's back to normalcy. How is it that Laura Lee is losing brand deals for her tweets (which is well deserved) but Tana has been doing worse things and she's still getting booked for days. That's my question.
CLC's song "First Love" is their best song to me and I'm upset that it only got promoted for a drama (I mean it made the drama that much cuter but still). That song tugs my heart strings every time and I wish it got the recognition it deserved.