It's entirely possible that I misunderstood something, honey, as it's currently 00:40 here in Kabukicho and I've already downed a few Sangrias and I've misplaced my glasses again. But with regards to this statement: "All I am saying is that this is what she chooses to follow. All I am saying in short that she is against homosexuality becayse it is forbidden in islam and that is what she chooses to follow" -- no one ever said anything to the contrary. It doesn't change the fact that she willingly chose to follow something that she knew was bigoted. So yeah, I'm calling her out for that.
And what makes you think I haven't looked at the Qur'an? When I was young I actually went to this place called a PUBLIC LIBRARY and read it. Let me tell you that I was NOT impressed one bit. By the way, this was about four decades before Google and it was before you were born or your parents were born. So spare me the sermon, please. And what's this about "blindly bashing Mira" and the "truth sucks"? Are you now telling us that Islam is the truth and that Mira is not responsible for the choices she makes in life? Ummm... sorry, no. Listen sweetie, I'm not here to debate religion with you. This isn't about some ancient script written in the desert 1500 years ago. It's about using your brain to distinguish right from wrong. Criticizing Miranda -- who is an ADULT that grew up in a secular society with secular parents -- for willingly embracing a backwards belief system that condemns minority groups for whom they love is not "blindly bashing" her. Maybe if she had it hammered into her developing mind as a child then we could say that she might have a slightly more plausible excuse to believe in this crap. But that's not the case. She chose to believe in it from adulthood and that is sad and pathetic (especially when you consider that she probably did it to bag Rody).
So now she is a homophobe. Very sad how far she has sunk. Let me state this very clearly in proper English so she understands: you say that it's a sin to have sex before marriage, yet it's also a sin for gays to marry -- that's a catch 22. It means that gays can never have sex. What kind of God would deny some people one of the few pleasures in life that every consenting adult has the capacity to experience? What a miserable hypocrite Miranda has become.
You don't even need to go to other sites to find her old videos. When she deleted them all she said it was because she didn't want her male fans jerking off to them. In the comments section I linked to a video on Rody's channel where she shows off her booty. I made the very fair observation "Why would you delete all your hard work when videos like this are still all over Youtube?" SHE BLOCKED ME TWO MINUTES LATER!! Video I linked to:
This is interesting... Apparently Norm was interviewed for a now defunct Japanese men's fashion magazine. In this interview, Norm gives Japanese men dating advice and how he likes to woo a woman on their first date. This article was published November 9th 2012, which means that when Norm gave the interview his wife was at home taking care of their newborn son. Classy! It's very difficult to find this interview online since the magazine has been out of business for a few years now. But I have my sources! Here is a copy from the Internet Archives: https://web.archive.org/web/20130309150732/http://www.shotmagazine.jp/2012/11/mens-voice-date-7/ Here is a screen cap of the interview in the original Japanese with a Google translated version side-by-side:
That might not be a receding hairline, honey. That's what's called a "widow's peak" and some men have had it since they were boys while in other men it develops in the early stages of a receding hairline. Many women find a widow's peak to be an attractive trait in men. As for the beard, I'm not a fan. It's just another hipster affectation that Norm has adopted to add more cheese to the cheesiness. In my opinion, he looked better without it. We may disagree on his looks but at least we can all agree that personality-wise he's a douchebag.
Wow... so much has transpired in 24 hours. I'm so relieved that now everyone can understand without any doubt what I've been saying all along about Norm. At first, it was only my word that you had to go on but now you've all done a marvelous job digging up the evidence and putting together the pieces of the puzzle to reveal the truly horrifying person that is Norm Brandt. I'm forever grateful to kurukurupaaaa for providing the ammunition, which was the damning twitter captures that sparked a renewed interest in this topic. Then, thanks to justhere's fabulous research, we finally got the smoking gun that proved once and for all that Norm and "TheJapanRants" are indeed one and the same person. Google cache doesn't lie. The evidence is irrefutable: Norm = TheJapanRants. That means that Norm (as TheJapanRants) attacked Kierashley on Feb 3rd when he said: "Since @Kierashley just blocks anyone who disagrees with her (weak tea girl), I'm heartbroken and sad that I'll never get to tell her that she IS Famous. She has a well-spread reputation as the former cam-girl who uses phallic imagery for views, and buys her Instagram followers!" Also, on Feb 3rd he said: "She is known for using people, and begging for money. She is embarrassingly transparent and even more embarrassingly weak in character. She makes Australians look bad, makes gaijin look bad, and makes her type (Secret English teachers) look bad. It's time for you to leave Japan" This is significant because only two days prior, "FriendsSuck @CrapFriend" said on Feb 1st: "LOL You are literally NEITHER of the things listed on your business card" and then: "Literally neither thing. U mad?" Now, does anyone seriously believe that these two would randomly attack the same person, at the same time, without provocation, when said person had joked about Norm using Sharla for her subscribers only a week before? I think not. This is clearly the same person. This is Norm. Case closed. P.S. Let me also mention that, having worked with Norm, I immediately recognized the hyper-masculine fratboy-ish idioms that were used by both TheJapanRants and FriendsSuck: 1) "Seems like some schooling was conducted" (FriendsSuck) and,2) "I GOT DIS" (TheJapanRants) These were phrases that Norm used often at Gaba and it ALWAYS made me cringe.
@kurukurupaaaa Great sleuthing work!! I can confirm that thejapanrants is one of Norm's twitter accounts. I remember it because when he first started it back in 2012, he announced it on his FB feed and his mom was gushing over how creative and funny his rants were. He also mentioned it in his other twitter alter called "Epic Japan" which was officially the account of his Japan Lifestyle Consulting "company" which is listed in his Linkedin profile (but the dates are wrong). It was never successful but of course he pretended like it was this highly successful company with many clients and many employees. The blog is very amateurish: http://japanlifestyleconsulting.blogspot.com/2010_11_14_archive.html Anyway, here is the tweet where he promotes thejapanrants without explicitly mentioning that it also belongs to him:
So it sounds like you've been stalking Norm for quite a while now and this site came up during one of your many, many late night searches for his name. Now that you know the truth about him it seems you've got buyer's remorse. Funny that despite your sanctimonious objections to our posts, it hasn't stopped you from reading them all and sharing your own opinions. But the way you ramble on and on in your posts is very confusing. It seems that you're upset that we have exposed that Norm has a family and have backed it up with evidence from publicly available social media accounts. The last time I checked, FB has privacy settings that allow you to keep such photos PRIVATE if that is your intention. That is not the case here -- ANYONE can find these photos on FB -- and yet we still intentionally obscured the faces of his wife and son since it's not really relevant here. You also speculate that Norm is pretending not to have a family because he wants to protect their privacy. Actually, it's possible to protect someone's privacy while still acknowledging their existence -- these are not mutually exclusive concepts! Instead, he goes OUT OF HIS WAY to scour every possible detail or clue of their existence from his apartment shots and from his videos in general. It's fairly obvious that his intention is to depict himself as a single, carefree gaijin living it up in Japan. Such deceptions have motives and it's perfectly acceptable for people in this forum to speculate on those motives, just as you yourself have done. As for your follow-up rant, no one here has claimed that Norm owes them anything but if he's going to deceive his audience then we have a right to set the record straight. As someone who has known him personally for many, many years, I did feel compelled to expose his bullshit because the persona he carefully constructs in his videos is shockingly different from his real life persona (and not in a good way). I'm sorry if that exposé has made you uncomfortable or has ruined your little fantasies about him, but I'm here to tell you that Norm is an asshole. That is reality, sweetie, so deal with it!!
He never wore a wedding ring at Gaba either. Experienced male instructors know that it's a career limiting move. Some of the clients (students) are single older women who prefer to book single, attractive males. We can probably all agree that Norm is very fit and has above average looks. However, Gaba has an unusual amount of tall, attractive male instructors and Japanese women seem to like taller guys. Norm is at a disadvantage there. He is probably about 170cm which is well below the average height of male instructors at Gaba. (I'm very petite too by the way... nothing wrong with it!) Interestingly, he seemed to prefer the company of young female (Japanese) Gaba counselors over the instructors. Not sure what that implies but maybe he just finds them easier to talk to. Remember that Norm grew up with six sisters so it's entirely possible that he just relates better to women. Anyway, he was still married when we spoke about it last year. It's possible he got divorced since then but then why would he continue to use his wife's last name? Norm is very good at compartmentalizing aspects of his life. No one at Gaba knew about his YouTube channels and he never once mentioned them. I also stumbled across his main channel after I found Sharla's channel (through Micaela). Obviously I was totally shocked, honey! TOTALLY!!
I think "race faking" or obsessively altering one's appearance to have features of another ethnic group, is probably some kind of body dysmorphic disorder. It's not normal or healthy. This woman looks beautiful as her unaltered, completely authentic self, as shown in the older pics.
As for his wife, she's on Linkedin too of course. A very hard working patent clerk at a prestigious Japanese law firm. I'm sure she's the sole breadwinner in the family now that Norm has gone full-time YouTuber. But hey, he gets the fame and maybe someday the fortune and yeah, probably the ladies too! I'm sure that's the end game, honey. So keeping up appearances of being careless and single will be very important for Norm.
Yes, and as someone who has worked with him for years at Gaba, I can't emphasize enough how much he was despised by his coworkers. He was extremely arrogant and offered unsolicited "advice" to instructors on how to "improve" their lessons, often in the form of passive agressive notes he'd leave on their desks. Some instructors were very offended by this and went to nearby learning studios to avoid Norm because his personality is so toxic. I'm not entirely convinced that he quit Gaba because it was well known that Gaba management was trying to get rid of him for a long time. Perhaps they finally came to a mutual agreement on a nice severance package. He used to have his Gaba job history listed on his Linkedin profile but he disappeared it just before making his "I QUIT" video. You might think that I have an axe to grind with Norm or a vendetta of some sort but that's frankly not true. He actually never bothered me at Gaba and mostly left me alone. I think because I'm much older than him and he knew that I would never take his shit. Sometimes we would smoke out in the alley together and make small talk but we were never really that close and I always kept my distance. To be honest, I'm in agreement with those who think Norm's videos show a very high level of videography and editing skill. He could very well make a good living with this job. At the same time, I'm a bit disgusted by the extremely fake persona he uses in his videos, especially when he gets all emotive and syrupy and puts on the puppy dog eyes. I'm sure some fans swoon at that but it makes me sick because I know it's all an act, honey. Norm is really a snake in the grass so you'd better watch out!
Yes, there were some very immature remarks in that video made by Norm which is not at all surprising given the type of person that he is. It seems like he really put his foot in his mouth when he misunderstood the secret and then spent the entire rest of the video backtracking and trying to explain it away. I'm not faulting Sharla for pointing out the obvious when she said "he [Norm] could tell that you [Greg] like guys... because you were very like... flamboyant". What's more puzzling to me is why Greg seemed to think that he's NOT flamboyant. Seriously? Look in the mirror, sweetie! Nothing wrong with being a little flamboyant. I'm flamboyant every day of the week and that's just who I am. Live your truth, honey! To answer your question about Norm's dishonesty, he lied in his "I Quit" video when he described his job as: "The company was a communications training company. Kinda like English training but a little different, and I was given a position running an entire branch." Norm has been working at Gaba for the past 10+ years. Gaba is an eikaiwa (English conversation school) and in 2011 Norm became an ISL which stands for "Instructor Service Leader". He wasn't "running a branch" and he wasn't in a management position. He worked in various learning studios harassing his fellow instructors who universally despised him due to his incompetence and arrogant, condescending attitude. The lie is his attempt to portray himself as a disillusioned salaryman working in an important management position. Nothing could be further from the truth, honey!