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I don’t pay attention to YouTube metrics that much, so when I saw those numbers it looked suspicious to me. What I said wasn’t intended to immediately accuse Coco of foulplay (though I apologize, it did sound like that) - it was more of a knee-jerk reaction because of my honest confusion with the numbers. But thanks, that puts things into perspective.
Is it just me, or is the like number and like-dislike ratio on Coco’s mv kind of suspicious? Sori’s has around 33k likes and 1k dislikes with 1mil views. Coco’s has around 27k likes and only 110 dislikes...and less than 400k views.
To be honest, I think Joan’s fangirling over Blackpink is one of the less problematic things about her. While becoming a fan of them may be partially bandwagon because the group is so popular, I really do believe that Joan genuinely likes them and she’s not completely milking their name for viewership. This is something I don’t think I’ve seen in awhile from her. The latent effects of her obsession are the main issue—excessive brand name purchases, clearly idolizing and wanting to be like Jennie, attempting to make her vlogging channel Blackpink TV-esque. Basically, wanting to be Blackpink = not good. Getting inspiration = okay, why not. She painted her nails black and pink recently though, and while it may seem kind of tacky to some, I think she came up with that idea herself haha (didn’t watch the entire vlog, so correct me if I’m wrong). The most problematic thing about her: she portrays herself as a skincare expert even though everything she does says otherwise. She has never really touted herself as a fashion expert or makeup expert, so I’m whatever about her skills in those areas. But in skincare... Sorry this is long and I kinda rehashed some things people have been saying! Just my two cents about Joan.
I think Joan made an effort to sound a *little* more intellectual in that vid about broadcasting. She spoke slower to give herself more time to formulate an answer — but it still leaves a lot to be desired. Not to mention every time she said “FOR sure” made me cringe in my seat, remembering the girls in my high school who would intone that phrase exactly as she did. I think I’m being nitpicky but whenever she said that it sounded extremely vapid. She really needs to get a mic. Really. There’s no reason she shouldn’t at this point. Joan knows how her camera mic is, so she knows to talk louder, though getting a mic is just a no-brainer especially if she wants to improve her main channel videos’ quality. I think Sunny was speaking at a normal volume, but she sounded soft-spoken due to the lack of mic which is just unacceptable now. I normally wouldn’t say that, but since she seems more willing to spend money on things... I’m really conflicted about Joan. I love watching her old vlogs because they seem fun and actually thoughtful. Remember when she used to start her videos with “joeun achim, Joan imnida” (sorry for the romanization, I’m not Korean) and had the same intro music for each vlog? It gave her vlogging channel a sense of continuity. Now, it’s just all over the place.
You’re right, he knows what he’s doing. I stopped watching his videos after the Kyla one because after all the signs, that was my tipping point. I am quite irked about him using BTS’s music as well, especially when BTS is known for speaking out about societal issues that Edward is ignorant about. He’s really shameless when it comes to pandering to his kboo audience. Kboos mostly now though, kpop fans less so. Cause a lot of kpop fans are annoyed at him — notably Monsta X fans and even more after his comments about Kyla. He definitely appears to be jumping on the BTS bandwagon, and I checked his vid with Crystal Snow and there were comments from Armys that were not having it. Can’t find them anymore though? In any case, after his numerous foot-in-mouth incidents, he’s going to need all the gimmicks he can get.
^this. What I keep hoping Joan will learn to focus on is not trying to be someone she isn’t. It’s okay to like idols and have some looks inspired by them, but not to the point where the reason is nothing more than “an idol has it, I’m gonna get it.” And about The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the message was a lot more profound than ‘things Charlie learned during his freshman year.’ Did she even mention their names? I might be nitpicking this, but couldn’t she give a short summary of the book or tell us which character she resonated with OR even mention the characters’ names? That would show that she read some amount of the book beyond a superficial amount and that she genuinely wants to recommend the book to her viewers, not just flaunt her reading ability. Sorry, got a little rambly there. I watched the beginning of Joan’s new vlog and I think she ditched the harsh cheek contour? Her skin looks a lot better and youthful without it.
Oh Joan...when she said that I felt sad for her. I remember when Sunny said the heavy eyeliner looked great on her and I think Joan liked it a lot too. It actually made her eyes look more awake imo, technique aside. But suddenly a makeup artist tells her the trend and she stops? When it comes to makeup, your style can look wonky to others but as long as you love it and you are comfortable with it, it can be pulled off! (This goes for fashion too.) I really hope Joan finds her own style and individuality. People find it at different points in their life, but she doesn’t seem to be making any effort to judging by how quick she is to follow trends.
Longtime lurker here, and I finally made an account because I saw some people bring up the whole Dean/Don Quixote thing...and let me tell you, that has irked me for so. DAMN. LONG. Dean’s not even the one who says it in the song! It’s part of Gaeko’s rap omfg. If she says “Dean said/sang it in his song” one more time
idk when this will post since I’m new it will have to be approved but the irritation is real if she’s such a huge fan of Dean, can’t she acknowledge the fact that he’s not the one saying Don Quixote? Or does she just not know??