Might get people feeling some type of way but-- I've never liked SNSD as a group. I think that part of the reason they became the "Queens of 2nd Gen KPop," was because of timing (since not as many girl groups were out to compete with in 2007 in comparison to now). However, I do recognize their hard work. I'm not dismissing that whatsoever, and I respect the fact that they did pave the way for newer groups. I just think they're just as manufactured as any other group...cause..it is Kpop after all. Any fav can be "problematic." I can't stand fans who think "Oppa/Unnie can do no wrong." In the same breath, some fans can go too hard when calling out idols. In some cases, it's definitely necessary, but in much smaller mistakes where an idol genuinely doesn't realize something is offensive, I don't think a tidal wave of hatred is called for. I think a lot of "member friendships," are staged. Not all of course, but a good amount. After 2014, K-POP went downhill. I feel like most days everyone and everything in KPOP looks the same. In the past, concepts were much more clear for each group imo. You could tell the difference between 2PM and Big Bang, or UKISS and TVXQ, or Boyfriend and Super Junior. With girl groups, Miss A and SNSD and 2NE1 were different from each other, and were all different from 9 Muses and F(x) and Brown Eyed Girls. Now? It's like....almost (please note that I said almost) all the boy groups are hep-hap EDM groups with driving cars shots, running in the field shots, and surrounded by plants/neon lights shots in all their MVs. And...almost..all girl groups are usually now in school girl outfits giggling in slow motion. I hate it when fans try to label an idol as gay/lesbian and speak for them. I feel like that's so rude. I see this with Amber in particular all the time. Just because Amber isn't feminine in appearance, it doesn't automatically mean she is attracted to women. Just because Taehyun seems more feminine, it doesn't automatically mean he's attracted to men. I feel like it's unfair to label people's sexuality based on appearances and stereotypes in general. If you speculate, that's one thing, but to outright say, "Yeah, ___ is gay," when they haven't come out as gay is just wrong to me. I feel like it's the person that should have the ultimate say. I don't completely hate 3rd Gen KPop. I think some of the songs are catchy. I just think it's not nearly as enchanting as Kpop used to be. Not exactly Kpop related, but...kinda--I don't see the hype surrounding K-Dramas as a whole. I can count how many I've seen and out of those I've seen I've only remembered liking...four? Maybe? Especially the romance ones. If I see one more drama surrounding a rich asshole who totally gets away with being an asshole to some poor plain girl just because he's handsome and "falls in love with her after hating her at first" I just...can't with those plots. Yes. Even in 2017, they still pop those out. I thought those would get old, but they haven't. There are some good dramas that exist of course, but like with any form of entertainment, you just have to find it and it depends on your taste.
Okay but more often than not, traveling outside of the country costs way more than rent so this just shows that she's super ignorant to how the world works. The most pricey rental listings for a one bedroom/studio that I have personally heard of have been around 3k. I feel like that would only cover her Airbnb or hotel alone. Has she really mapped out her expenses? The plane ticket, cost of living, food, shopping, sight seeing, emergency money, etc. That all adds up for real. Especially if she's staying in a tourist trap like Tokyo? Girl please. Maybe I'm wrong but I feel like there's no way staying in Japan for a whole month costs less than rent money, especially if she's splitting the rent.
I like Whitney too, but I'm not gonna delude myself to the fact that it's a strong possibility that she did have a Kboo phase back in the day and it may be where the URL came from (just speculation). A lot of people had this phase. As long as you grow out of it, which she seems to have done, it's not all that bad. Hell, I had one too. When I was younger I had some side-eye worthy tags and screennames here and there cause, well, I had a Kboo phase. I ain't about that life now, but I can at least acknowledge it cause there's no point denying it. It was a part of my life. I'm sure we've all had an interesting mark of identity growing up. Whitney has been on YT for a while and that URL is not recent I believe. If her URL was part of a phase she had, I wouldn't knock her for it, especially since she doesn't seem to be that way now. She's at least self reflective and not stuck.
Tbh, he's getting hella boring for me. He's just doing the same mess all the time at this point, whitewashing, butchering Korean, applying makeup horribly, putting out awful music, being desperately parched for thirst in his IG captions, choreographing for no reason, being an edge Lord...yet being the very definition of kboo cringe, gaslighting bullshit especially with bullshit fans. Like, after seeing him in this light, I hardly bother clicking his videos anymore and I feel like even if I was still a fan I'd find his content boring rn. He overuses jokes, the products he reviews are not interesting at all (how many variations of lip tints and cushion foundations can you review until they all just look the same?), all his makeup looks are starting to blur into the same thing, you get my drift. I only find some interest in his vlogs at this point...and even so, unless the title catches me, I'm not remotely tempted to click.
Not WKing, but when I looked up that term, I did come across an ace website, so...maybe she didn't make it up..? Trust me, I thought so too cause I had never heard of that before, which is why I looked it up cause I had to see if she was just talking out of her behind again.
Even so, correct me if I'm wrong, but...isn't she still assed out on her "I'm aromantic," claim anyway considering she...you know...says things like wanting to date and having a crush on a (fictional) minor.
First of all, I love the nostalgia critic, so I'm glad you mentioned him. Even if his reviews were negative a lot in the past they were miles more entertaining than Joey's reviews will ever be...which brings an interesting point. Part of the reason why Joey's reviews of him bitching are unbearable is because they're not even entertaining to watch. With NC you at least know he's exaggerating and joking with a lot of remarks, even if he finds the movie, series, game, etc. in poor taste. And NC doesn't seem like he's actually a condescending prick, sometimes he just acts that way, again, to be funny. The way NC acts is more like...a staged character to me, someone who's aware that you don't have to take his opinion as gospel. With Joey it's like you can tell that he thinks only his opinion on anime is valid or some shit, his jokes are very cringey, and he just doesn't even seem like a genuine person.
I can't tell if she was legitimately salty in this comment or not, but if she was then she needs to stop going around and claiming looks she didn't make. The more she comments stuff like this on other people's accounts, the more this will just become her rep and I doubt anyone will want to associate with her.
I could understand if Nikita pulled a straight up Kenna with her plagiarism, but this doesn't apply because again it's a makeup look+pose that multiple people have done, and it's not like Nikita copied the selfie down to the last mark because Nikita had her own eye look, wardrobe, and hair to go with it. There's a difference between a copy-written art piece and a trend everyone's following and making their own variations of. Celia really needs to cool it before Nikita's fans bust up in her pages dragging her "copying J-Hope's nose," or something. I've seen them go hard for Nikita before and they really play no games.
Yeah, I was looking at his hair too and curious about it. Apparently he got hair plugs? I've never seen the video he did about that nor do I know how it works so I can't really give a knowledgeable answer tbh.
I agree though. Companies roll out way too much bank for choreographers, stylists, makeup artists etc. to even think of someone with Edward's skill set as qualified. Can you imagine him doing makeup on Red Velvet the way he did Joan's makeup? SM does not play those kind of games by far. They'd all be like--
Speaking of Aang and her posts about children, her post about Aang really did peeve me. I already mentioned it before, but I have just a little more to say because, one, again, he's a child and him being a child is actually an important part of the series for various reasons. He could have easily been an adult male protagonist, but he's a child on purpose. You wouldn't think he would be so powerful given how cute, clumsy, and childish he is. He still has a lot to learn and that's part of the whole point. Yes, he's The Avatar, but he's not equipped with all the answers off the bat. Not to mention, him being a child makes you feel for him. Despite his age, he has a lot on his shoulders. It's almost like, even as a "fan," she's disregarding such a huge character trait, which leads me to believe that once again, she was just fandom riding.
More importantly though, along with her caption, she posted a pic of him, a twelve year old boy, half naked while calling him her "man crush." That just makes me personally uncomfortable. Aang is not even usually seen as half naked in the series (as opposed to a character like young Tarzan, or Mowgli from the Jungle Book, who are depicted as half naked the whole time, but here it's not the case). She could have chosen any other pic of Aang, like him in his monk garb. Why did she choose one where he's half nude? Of all things? Now, yes, guys can usually be seen shirtless, but the fact that she included that AND put that she wanted to "date" him is just odd to me. Even in the half nude pic, you can see in the detailing that he's a child. He has no developing pecs or muscles or growing chest hair, so..."man crush" where? How can she comfortably call him that when it's right there in plain sight in a picture she chose that he's still a prepubescent child? I don't want to put a label on her, but that was definitely an unsettling choice on her part.