I've been away for a while now (last I've heard of Kenken, she dyed that horrible oil spill streak and hated it, blamed her hair stylist for ruining her cronchy hair) and now I'm back. I caught up with the main Kenna thread, and oh boy, I missed a bunch. The only thing that really confused me was the autistic shtick?? So thank God for this thread, or else I wouldn't know where it all came from.
For those saying that therapists you can't be diagnosed with Asperger's anymore; 1) Yes that's what I heard too 2) But when Kenna showed her "official diagnostic" in her video, it said ASD, not Asperger's. She called it that.
BUT I don't believe that she's on the spectrum. I think she's just a narcissistic condensending bitch hopping on yet another tumblr hype train of "I have a mental disorder and that's why I'm an ass". Like her boho phase that quickly died, this will eventually die too. Before anyone gets mad, I have an uncle who does have asperger's, and I have friends who are on the spectrum too. :') I have nothing against them, but what Kenna named as her symptoms are just...normal thing?
My eyes are also sensitive to sunlight and gusts of wind. I'm not autistic, surprisingly. I just have really dry eyes and should use eye drops but putting stuff in my eyes terrifies me.
Ears being sensitive to big sounds? Isn't that a trait for pretty much most introverts? My ears are sensitive to sound because I'm agoraphobic and I have part of an eardrum that is ruptured. Again, not autistic.
Hates being touched? So do all PTSD victims, and people with general anxiety or issues with proximity. I'm a victim of abuse so I hate being touched. You can guess what I'll say next - STILL NOT AUTISTIC.
Sensitive skin? So do people with eczema...my skin is sensitive, I need to look out for fabric softness and there are some detergents that case bad reactions. Lots of people take tags off their clothes just because it's annoying to have something brushing up against your neck. Wearing socks inside out? How quirky, Kenna.
Food tastes differently...how would she know that what she tastes isn't the same as what her friend is tasting? And considering how she only eats things with tons of sugar, everything she tastes are pretty much the same. There are no varying flavours. It's all in the same palette. And even so, coriander tastes like soap to some while it tastes really good to others. Some professional chefs probably are on the spectrum, but it's safe to say that you don't have to be autistic to have developped tastebuds.
Unability to understand emotion? She shows tons of emotion, and those emotions are limited to rage and pride. She boasts about her trips, expensive purchases and her excessive spending all the time. She talks about how many things she does in a day and that we only see 2% of her life on social media. She says we're envious of what she has and that we're just haters. Someone who can't understand emotions wouldn't understand that they have "haters" and that those haters feel envy. Those are emotions. Someone who can't understand emotions would say things bluntly, and sure she is blunt af, but they wouldn't know that their words can be harmful. Kenna reacts to every comment that criticizes her in any way, hell, even comments that aren't negative but aren't praising her like the Goddess that she is. She hardly ever responds to positive comments. How would someone who doesn't understand emotions differenciate the two? Why reply to only one type of comment?
Blaming that some videos are boring, uninteresting, that she sounds bored. I don't believe that it's due to autism. She's bored and uninterested when she's pressured to make a video because she hasn't posted in months and is slowly losing her influencer status. Then she poops out some monotone video about what's in her bag.
Blaming her plagiarism and past scandals on her diagnosis? Really? And she said that she wasn't going to use it as an excuse...Kenna, people have asked if you have come up with those drawings yourself. You said they came out from your own imagination. Don't try to bullshit out of this one, I see you.
Ordering the same thing from the same place is an autistic trait? Well, I'm gonna tell that to my doctor, she diagnosed me with depression/anxiety all these years when it might be something more.
Everyone has favourite places to go, and everyone has a thing that they order each and every single time. It becomes a compulsive behaviour if that person can ONLY eat those foods. Kenna might be right on this one, since she only eats pancakes. But then again, she mentionned In and Out...do they have pancakes?
Compulsive habits like putting her ring on and taking it off? Most people have a quirk when they're bored or stressed. Some twirl their hair with their fingers, some bite their fingernails, some scratch themselves, some keep clicking their pen, some keep bouncing their knee...
And if screeching when you're excited is a trait, we better warn all those fangirls.
And lastly, hyperfocusing on their interests. On an autistic level, that would mean that they know every little detail of their interest. Kenna claims to be a Harry Potter fan but she never even read the books, she only watched the movies. She changed JKR's narrative of an American School to suit her own fantasy instead of creating her own school. An obsessive fan wouldn't change what's canon. They might add onto it, but what's pre-established would be sacred to them.
And finally, like others say, it takes more than a 3-hour session to have an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes, it could take years of scheduled appointments to pinpoint a diagnosis. It's something that can be determined on an extended time period, since some could be "masking" and try to mimic what's normal, thus not getting the help they need. In Kenna's case...it seems like maybe she overexaggerated to get a diagnosis. The doctor probably told her that it would take many sessions, but was pushed to say SOMETHING, so she said that she MIGHT have ASD...and here we are.