Troye Sivan is such an over-hyped artist who isn't that great of a musician. I admire him being open about his gay identity and even challenging themes of sexuality in his music. Still his voice lacks a certain power and uniqueness and the sound of his music is just really boring. I honestly think he wouldn't have much of a fanbase if it weren't for his image of being a good-looking white twink that appeals to young Tumblr-using girls and gay guys.
I'm watching this for the first time and he really does come off as an asshole in this. It just seems like unwarranted harassment and I know that I would be really uncomfortable and not at all amused if I were in the shoes of any of those people at the table.
You've given a decent analysis of George. Simply put, his Filthy Frank/Pink Guy videos are great because you can tell that he never took himself seriously when portraying these personas. That's where much of the enjoyablity of his comedy videos came from. As Joji, he seems to take himself too damn seriously and lets his ego go to his head. There's no fun to be found. Anyway, I've recently come across this review Joji's EP that was uploaded months ago. I think the reviewer's delivery might have been a bit aggressive at times, but he pretty much hit the nail right on the head about what's wrong with Joji's music and persona. I rolled by eyes at high number of dislikes from Joji's fans who can't accept that their idol's transition into a more serious artist is shaky:
Off-topic but anyone else find it strange how much lighter Joy's eyebrows are compared to her hair color? I'm no make-up expert so correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that it was best to have your eyebrows be only *slightly* lighter than your hair color if you're a brunette. Maybe it's just the lighting though. I don't know.
I wish dieting weren't so normalized (or even praised) for girl group members. I was watching this one clip taken from a livestream featuring CLC's Sorn: She sounds sad and un-confident when she excuses such an unhealthy practice with ideal with "...buts it's our job." I also read recently about how Gugudan's Mina, who lost a good amount of weight, talk about how dieting screwed up her immune system to a point where she couldn't get up for weeks. It just kinda felt strange to me on how this is brushed off so casually or that this wasn't blowing up. There are a few more instances I can think of where idols have talked about extreme dieting as if it were okay. It's screwed up that K-pop kinda promotes an unrealistic beauty standard that encourages idols (especially ones in girl groups) to think that being thin makes you more appealing.
I find it so strange how sensitive and more emotional George is in comparison to Filthy Frank. His behavior in conjunction with sadboi Soundcloud aesthetic makes him seem like the kind of person Frank would enjoy making fun of.
I think sneeze might be referencing how a lot of Melanie's projects and videos involve her taking on important roles (like director and stylist). Allegedly it's because people find her difficult to work with so she's forced to handle such positions herself.
Dang. The size of her head in relation to her thin body makes her look kinda odd. Lily is far from ugly but images like this really show us that she's not as model-esque as she would like for us to believe.
Man, I used to lurk Instagram and had an account just so I could use the app to looks at other people's photos. I never posted my own stuff. Even so, viewing endless content of girls who were prettier than me, had stylish aesthetics, and traveled to really cool places just brought me feelings of inadequacy and envy. I stopped using it after realizing how it was quietly and slowly draining my already low self-esteem. My friends who still use it regularly have also told me that they don't even get why they have the app installed onto their phones. One reason I'm glad I discovered PULL is that it's made me more aware of how distorted the images and lives of many Instagram personalities actually are. The site has taught me to be better at noticing poor Photoshop edits, and I'm now more aware of how shady some big personalities are under all of those filters.