did anyone actually watch the finale? for as problematic and trash as a lot of it was, i will give him props for making it binge-worthy HOWEVER.... the last 5min were spent on this super over-dramatic montage with sad music in the background that alluded to the trigger being pulled on shane as jake's original phone call played in the background w him reiterating "i don't want you to do this if you're gonna get backlash, i don't wanna have to say i told you so bc people will come at you for giving me a platform" LOL. he is trying to make it so profound... even jake paul knew that you'd get criticism from this and i think if anything else, we learned from this series that he is not the brightest bulb... ffs the kid fails to see how spamming his 8-16yr old audience with merch promos is manipulative. ANYWAY, i feel like shane is trying to garner sympathy here, like he's this f*cking martyr who sacrificed everything to tell what he thinks is a groundbreaking piece of journalism... the whole series tagline was sociopathy, it was never followed through on bc it was a stupid idea and in the end the only thing that was "resolved" is that jake's dad might move out? and the race issues were also TOTALLY skimmed over despite what shane tries to claim on twitter. they just agreed that jake's racism is a result of his humor having no boundaries bc that's how he was brought up and he needs to be more careful of what he says to who... not WHY what he says is problematic... smdh...
Yeah I'm 99% sure he's just taking the most sensationalized YouTubers with controversy to turn into views/profit and they just... happen to be white. I mean that speaks to a deeper issue on a societal level that we glorify all of these privileged, white pieces of sh*t. I guess with Jeffrey that's kind of an unfair assumption to make when he had a poor/abusive upbringing (though obv now is very privileged). I feel like this post is reaching a bit too far, but I do agree that it'd be nice for him to represent more diversity in his series. I also think it might be an unconscious grouping thing. It's pretty clear that the majority of Shane's friends are white, he was brought up in a white area, all of his good friends from his past are white, and so he may just gravitate more towards white people in general... but he should be aware that he's doing it and how that reflects on his channel, even if it's not intentional. You know what would be a great documentary is him analyzing his own racist past (the Shaneequa bs) and actually learning from black YouTubers why it wasn't okay... like yes, he apologized but I get the feeling he only did it bc of the backlash (he's made snarky comments about his 'controversies' and being 'villainized when other ppl were doing it too!'). Like he still literally sells merch with that character on it but without the blackface element. Just because you took that away doesn't mean it stops representing a negative stereotype against black people.
“Not sure what I’ll actually be able to film give the circumstances” as if the circumstances haven’t been “asking her followers what they’d like to see from her to masquerade like YouTube is her job then waiting another month to inevitability upload yet another yesstyle look book” all along... now that’s what I call turning over a new leaf, Kendrick. I mean keytsuendrick
HAHAHAA okay so many thoughts here first of all, i hate that i'm with kenna on this but the kitsune thing actually isn't that deep. it literally just means "fox" in japanese... like a regular fox. yes, they are guardians at shinto temples, but shintoism isn't really a practiced religion, it's just kind of a "way of life" in japan (ref, i taught in jp for 3 years and currently teach jp students in the us, i've had many many discussions w them about this stuff). but in true kenna fashion, she didn't need to be an a-hole about it :):):) ALSO i really think the thing i am most looking forward to about the imminent move to japan is that it is... IMPOSSIBLE to be an vegetarian in that damn country. vegetarianism is not a concept in japan (except for buddhist monks). every single time my veg sister visited japan, people would serve her stuff with meat in it, despite me asking for it without meat in japanese. because they don't consider fish, broth made w animal product, sauces, even small bits of bacon or something on a salad as "meat". on top of that, there just isn't a huge culture of making specific requests for your food, so sometimes they literally will not change a meal for you... so uh, have fun dealing with that huge barrier while you only know enough jp to MAYBE order your special sutabakkusu hotto chokore-to onegaishimasu
At a glance, it looks like she's trying to make her insta look more uniform in terms of her style/personality...? Like even though she's gone through "phases", trying to make it look like she's always been at least somewhat consistent... Obviously WE know it's not true. But it seems like she's really trying to push the vintage-y aesthetic...? For whatever reason... maybe she's going through an identity crisis and trying to convince herself that she hasn't been basically wearing a costumes of whatever different identities she was trying to emulate for the past 3 yrs
Ok, I have a lot of thoughts on this series I wanna poop out here. So this series is a mess and there are a million things that Shane could've done to make it better... BUT I'd be lying if I said it wasn't interesting. Shane's docu-series are opening up a whole new standard for YouTube/media content... like, they're definitely good quality and him and his team put a lot of work into them and they're always on relevant/controversial topics. The sociopath theme is obviously questionable (and also would've made so much more sense if it was about Logan...?). I think it's pretty fucking clear from their first meeting video that Jake isn't one... he's just kind of dumb and greedy/fame-mongering and has a lot of baggage that's made him into a shitty guy, not that it's an excuse. Honestly, if he angled it more like "The Real Jake Paul" it'd be way less problematic and all of the shit he filmed would've still been relevant/useable. Because yeah, it's kind of interesting to see him acting like a semi-regular human being and I never really considered that the people who left Team 10 could be just as shitty if not shittier than him. Everyone just kinda blamed him without questioning the other side. Like this Alyssa Violet girl is sketchy AF, the only thing I heard from mainstream media is that Jake "abused" her, but had no idea she got with Logan immediately after and did like a revenge series... especially now that we know from this series that majority of the pranks are/were fake. I also think it's kinda neat to see how this series had blown up and is literally being altered AS IT'S BEING CREATED as Shane responds to fans' reactions. I feel like he's in a position now where he went in too deep with the sociopath tagline and can't omit that part of the series because it just wouldn't make sense anymore without it. So instead, he's slapping a bunch of disclaimers, editing in intros acknowledging the drama, and addressing the issues via social media... which is good because it's starting an important conversation on mental health and the way we dramatize personality disorders, I guess. Personally, I don't like Kati either and I think she's so fucking unprofessional like everyone else here... like I love that disclaimer last ep that she "wasn't there to diagnose", but like... if not that, then what? Clearly that was the whole purpose, but after all the backlash they had to rework that angle somewhat, but now it's a little disjointed... Anyway, I do think it's cool what this series is doing connecting the audience to the creative process and opening up important conversations... and I'm looking forward to hearing Jake's side where he's out of his stupid YouTube character and Alyssa's side, as well. Even if I'm not totally on board with the direction Shane seems insistent on taking the series.
hair could be better but i'm not super mad about it. i think she's right that when the roots start to grow out it'll look better and i agree with the @milkgazer, some parts of it are patchy/orange-y but maybe purple shampoo will work...? but aside from all the hair drama, i'm pretty happy with her content lately. she hit a huuuge slump the past year, trying lots of stuff that just didn't work for her personality/channel. but i like that she's really embracing the vlogs, being herself and just being honest in general which is just leaps and bounds away from her channel 2-3 years ago. i really liked her little commentary in the last vid about how she was having a shitty day and acting kinda dramatic/emotional for no reason. and the editing in the past few canada vlogs weren't perfect, but i kinda liked the montage style, rather than vlogging every little unimportant second. good for her that her biggest drama rn is the color of her hair, though, who thought we'd ever see the day lol.
Yeah honestly I think it's hard to view Kenna's vids with an objective eye when we all pretty much have a major bias here towards her unbearable personality, but I think that was a decent vid based on the shit she's put out since the new year. It was "on-brand", the editing was actually kinda cute, and she wasn't really a raging bitch. I couldn't help but think how pretty her un-edited features are, it's so unfortunate how she's duped herself into thinking she actually looks like the Snow version she puts on insta. She isn't doing herself any favors with the blotchy blush and sweaty-looking highlight but without those the makeup would've been nice.
Yeah I think the whole vid was from her visit home. "I've been slacking on videos so here's a short one from when I was visiting home. Good memories. I saw my precious cats and drank my favorite wine." But I honestly cannot tell what's actually going on with her body lately bc she's clearly back at it again with the alien baby shooping/spaghetti limbs... and based on previous shoops from this page can't seem to decide between that and following the insta thot trend??? So it's morphed into like a weird combo of the two lol.
i honestly don't know what else to say except that this is really hateful and it really makes me sad that so many people back it up. i explained based on my experience and how i deal with IRL sex vs fictional sex because someone asked what kenna's logic might be regarding the two. i didn't defend her because she IS contradicting herself when she says she is 100% sex-repulsed by every conversation/situation involving it but she clearly enjoys BL. but i'm telling you right now that you can be ace/demi and it's OKAY to cherrypick because it's not a streamlined experience where everyone is sex-repulsed by everything 100% of the time like you're trying to make it out to be. don't try to gatekeep shit you don't know about. and now you're the one derailing by making it personal. smh guys, downvote me all you want, but this is genuinely really sad.