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I'd say having a mixed girl tag would be a dead giveaway. Just to play devil's advocate here...
I'd say sometimes it's about intent rather than execution. Having mixed or biracial tags, using your racial ambiguity to snag sponsorships from black owned businesses, being posted on pages dedicated to mixed, black, or biracial women (and never correcting them), ect. are blackfishing to me. I think minarabih is culturally appropriating.
It'd be like when Nicole Scherzinger left the Pussycat Dolls. Or if Perrie left Little Mix. Solo stans get it into their heads that all of them would be better off broken up, but realistically they just make more sense as a unit. None of them have the stage presence or charisma to back up a solo career, and in a group it's easier to hide areas where someone is lacking compared to a solo artist. Plus, YG keeps such a tight leash on them that when it comes to interviews and their own content, it's bland and lacks personality. People like Sumni, Chungha, Taeyeon, Ailee, ect. are popular not just for their talent on stage, but also for their personality offstage, and other than the badass/aegyo dichotomy that they do there's really not a whole lot to them offstage. If they disband, they're better off being influencers (especially Jennie and Lisa). I think Rosé could salvage a career, but she needs to go to a company that actually cares to work on her stage presence and health issues (if she has any).
It just seems like it's more socially acceptable to belittle black women in particular when crap like this happens. This happens in the Asian race-fakers thread, but I feel like it does not pop up as much as it does here.
The new CEO allegedly had a hand in 2NE1 disbanding, so I have no hope for her. I feel like a lot of modern Kpop fans overlook talent to when it comes to visuals, so a lot of idols nowadays are pretty first and talented second. That "stiff competition" is really just smaller agencies training pretty people hoping that something will stick, and that's why they don't last long and the market is oversaturated. With Blackpink, YG's mediaplay, them being a YG act (and 2NE1 clone at the time, let's be real here), and their visuals are what got them to the top very easily. Plus, once YG secured that Chanel deal for Jennie, it pretty much gave him exactly what he wanted so he didn't need to put a lot of effort into their idol work. Now he had pretty little dolls he could use in CFs and advertising, and a rabid fanbase that would eat up whatever they put out whenever they felt like shoving something out there. Smaller companies don't have that. Creating idols is high risk, high failure, but also high rewards and today's crowds want pretty young faces with charisma. I feel like Kpop also caters more and more to younger crowds than it did back then too, and young people are more forgiving when it comes to lack of outstanding talent (as that's a trend I feel is true for Western acts as well). As long as companies can bank on visuals, and internet streaming and SNS creates new opportunities for profit for smaller companies, then the market is only going to get crazier. I don't see Blackpink, or YG (since the company really hasn't changed their marketing strategy since 2014), surviving this. Kpop is going to have to adjust like Billboard did/does.
And all their songs are already boring. Honestly, I don't understand how Blinks "don't get tired" of them. I feel like they haven't made anything that I'll remember in 5 or maybe even 10 years. All their songs are just so temporary. Kinda sad how Janny's remixes feel fresher than anything Teddy's produced for them in comparison. TWICE and Red Velvet have songs that I know I'm going to be thinking about a few years from now, but I don't feel that way about Blackpink, and that's a problem. And the more YGE delays making music for these girls and throws them in advertising, the more it becomes clear that that might have been the intention with them all along. It's like YGE is a music company that doesn't really care about making music. It's like YG himself got lucky with Big Bang, 2NE1, and AKMU, but he's has been running the long con ever since. He has no real idea how to take full advantage of the talent that walks into his doors (notice how most of his popular acts are self-producing), and it's coming back to bite him. Will there even be a YG Entertainment in 5-10 years? I don't think there will at this rate. Unless Big Bang can pull them out of debt, but right now Big Bang feels...kinda uncertain. That just might be me, though.
I don't think it's about being the greatest talent in the world or anything. Honestly, I don't think most third gen idols are very talented in their own right. Just...pretty, charismatic, a good dancer, ect. It's a problem I have with Kpop in general. Fans tend to hold their idols up as, well, idols and put them up against every other music industry when it comes to things like stage presence and singing ability. In reality, their faves usually are just about as interesting as any other music act and usually have worse singing technique, but fans don't care. But in the context of what they can do with their careers now, I think they can do better. They aren't Taeyeon, Hwasa, CL, or Ailee, but they don't have to be to have wasted potential.
People tend to say Blackpink won't be Blackpink if they don't have that Teddy sound or YG image, but personally I don't believe that. To me, these girls are blank slates. Their image when they debuted was mini, "pretty" 2NE1 clones, and now it's YG's little expensive princesses and/or Jennie and friends. But honestly, if any of them care about continuing a music career after YG falls, I don't think it would be hard to replicate an "expensive" vibe at another company. Personally, I see Rosé and possibly Jennie continuing a career in music after Blackpink disbands. - Rosé has a genuine interest in making music, and YG has actively squandered her potential at every opportunity to push his favorites, and it's weird. Some of the biggest names in the industry have publicly expressed wanting to collab with her, she's constantly praised for her body and offered modeling opportunities, and her unique voice is praised by people in the industry despite YG making her sing out of her range. She can dance, she can sing, she's got the looks, and during Western promotions she showed real personality and leader potential (that got her trending). I don't see how she couldn't get an agency to sign her. - As for Jennie? She had passion, and it was especially present at debut. It's obvious that being at this agency really is killing something in her. Every time someone asks her what she really wants to do if she gets free time, she always says she wants to disappear from the world for a few days without contacting anyone. It's got this almost creepy undertone when she says it, and it's kind of worrying. However, I feel like Jennie really does have a passion for performing and writing deep down, but YG's got an iron grip on her. Couple that with her attitude scandals, body image issues, and worsening gp opinion, and it's just a very discouraging cocktail of problems. Get her away from YG, with an agency that gives her more freedom and isn't constantly trying to play up her image with BS mediaplay, and I feel like she'd actually thrive. As for that "expensive YG image" that these girls can't possibly live without, well... P Nation really seem to be doing it for Jessi, HyunA, and Dawn imo. Granted, they're more "authentic" artists than the Blackpink girlies, but as far as production value goes I don't think I've ever seen any of those 3 look that good. I'm putting that down to Psy's money. Even without that, YG hasn't really been able to get them a truly expensive video without having them do a million and one advertisements beforehand. Who's to say another company can't do the same? Sorry for the tangent. Just something that's been on my mind for a bit, and since the thread's a bit dead, I thought why not bring it up now?
I see them getting their kids taken away, and possibly going down for Sarah. Having sex with your foster daughter seems like something that would violate an incest law. If not, child grooming is still a federal offense.
Couldn't he also get a charge for distribution of cp? Based on the questions Hansen was asking Regina, I get the feeling that that's what he's going after Onision for. Chris seems to be going after the forums, his grooming of Sarah, possibly the discord (where, if the allegations are correct, is just a hotbed of grown men soliciting and doxxing minors which Onision blatantly refused to do anything about). And even if he tries to blame it all on Kai, which I have a feeling he will, couldn't that easily be overturned considering the years of abuse and manipulation Kai's been through? Kai could easily turn this all on Onion and tell the courts he was manipulated into doing those things by Onision and for Onision. Plus, they destroyed a few computers, and that alone is pretty damning. Edit: To add, them having sex is the bed with their children right next to them is child abuse no matter how you spin it, and could easily get their children taken away.
I think this is good. Realistically, he does not have enough personality to maintain a career as a Youtuber. As well, with COPPA coming down on YouTube in December/January, that is likely to cut a large portion of his YouTube audience. So venturing into makeup allows him to get some cash where he can, and if it's successful (even if that's brief), then it's a steady stream of cash for a decent period of time. If he's smart, then he'll never venture into base makeup (foundation/concealer/color corrector). That would be just asking for trouble, and it would be especially bad considering his colorist history and deep denial of his own skin color.
He's got another website. onisionfans.com It's got paid tiers and an "exclusive forum." Seems he's going to use that to replace patreon for the time being. In addition to this, soon it's going to replace his Discord because Skye reached out to them via Twitter after the patreon article was published. Has Kai's patreon been deleted yet? I feel like that's the next logical step in all of this. Also, Greg, what a bright idea. Give the FBI another shiny, new website to look into. It's not like that's ever going to backfire. How brilliant!