oof i don't understand why now she has to get super defensive of the dislikes it's so minuscule and doesn't affect anything in the grand scheme of things. as for the last video, despite the title and thumbnail and the way she's putting it off (probs for views), I feel like the vid wasn't that drama baiting? it was actually interesting and informative and uses her background in her job in marketing and as an influencer to form her opinion edit: can we talk about how well behaved Archie was throughout that video?
I cringed at the youtuber card part too but at least she's aware and addresses that it isn't fair to the everyday customers from these sites because not everybody can pull the youtuber card. lowkey i wanna get that Archie pin but that's mainly because I like the pin store (and Archie). i wonder if Alex makes commission off of it \: edit: https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPiJ3MDqD_/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=vpe5nc33q8kn
yeah like i can't even fault her for that, especially since all she said was "relax" to that comment. theres tons of ppl who normally wear black and mentions lighter colors are "out of their comfort zone" (especially if they have a particular reason to wear black like to hide insecurities/ just to look better). dunno why this person felt the need to be rude about it or how that particular instance makes her snowflakey.
as for her job all i know is that she works at home/ online (not youtube). at one point she mentioned being part of marketing departments for multiple companies. dunno what she's currently doing. i hope she addresses this in her q&a bc i'm curious too
About a week ago in the comments in that vid they said they're eventually going to put up a q&a that includes the answer to that. But also somewhere in the comments someone said they just broke up years ago and remained good friends to the point that her fiance is also friends with him and was the one to ask Sam to move in with them to save on rent. Which is fair bc she talked about the cost of living there and it's a huge yikes
the way laura lee is defending herself/ apologizing is honestly no different from how jeffree did it originally on Twitter before he deleted the tweets (i never watched the "apology" video he did months after the Twitter apology but heard it was roughly the same bs) so all these j* stans ripping apart her apology is just a huge yikes
tbf that's kinda the point of her side yt Banana Peppers. She wanted it to be a mostly edit free, discussion zone. I can see she's getting better at it on her main channel because she does have an editor there
(The site is currently down at the moment i'm posting this but should be back soon buuuuut.....) This was posted August 1st https://www.altpress.com/news/blood-on-the-dance-floor-dahvie-vanity-sexual-assault/
I stumbled upon her BooHoo haul and initially I didn't care about her but as I watched more videos she (and Archie) grew on me. She came off as bland at first but I think she's gotten better with her haul vids. iirc the only site i remember her "begging" (asking for is begging now I see) is Dollskill, the rest of them actually contact her after she receives so many comment requests. She is honest about being part of a site or app meant for social media influencers to easily find sponsorships/be sent items to review, which is how she recently got that recent makeup brand sponsorship. A majority of the wholesale or taobao reseller sites (even Dollskill) items are sent for free. And when it comes to her actually spending money, she purposely purchases from shops that have a return policy and either returns or sells a lot of the stuff. She initially started doing pastel food videos. Hauls from those particular sites are really popular, especially from Wish (or just... hauls in general). I think the combination of haul popularity and the fact that she specifically focuses on pastel fashion makes her type of videos even more enticing.
The only thing that irked me about her was when she was showing off her purchases and said she bought J* Cosmetic lipsticks for the packaging. Which is fine but she didn't leave it at that. She then proceeded to be super dismissive and uneducated of people's reasonings for not supporting/liking him, stating "he's apologized I don't know what more the man can do." I honestly wish people could stop trying to justify their purchases from problematic/problematically owned companies. It's impossible for people to shop 100% ethically, so just say you bought it for the packaging or whatever, stop justifying it/the owner and eventually making yourself a fool in the process. Oh and she was suuuuper unreasonably sloppy with those Sam Marcel lip swatches recently. A lil bit of error is fine but like... it looked like she didn't even bother cleaning it up a bit. She's at least getting better with her overall makeup though.
I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt and say he probably hasn't grounded himself in his current reality yet and still lives under the mindset he's still poor or of a lower class. It's hard to shake that mindset off when you grew up that way. But enough time for him has passed to the point it comes off as insensitive to make comments about him being poor. I'd understand if it was a joke in regards to feeling poor against jeffree, but iirc he makes these jokes outside ofthe series \:
what i dislike about this whole drama is that it's predominantly J* stans in their mentions going after them for the same exact shit he's done... under the guise of "ha! karma! you're no better!" and it's like... exactly? so why are you stanning him? also it could be just me who didn't keep up with their friend group but i don't recall all of them stating they ditched jeffree because of the racist controversy like a lot of these people are claiming?? maybe someone could link that. because iirc all of them (maybe not Gabriel I dunno who he is) were still friends even after the controversy, so..
even though it's all valid criticism cuz it rubbed me the wrong way too i feel like this Starbucks drama is just giving people reason to come out of nowhere like "see! i knew i had a reason to not like her!!" i'm getting youtubers recommended to me ive never seen before ranting about the "Starbucks drama" but it's just giving them an excuse to rant about bunny herself not just the drama
i found a new favorite! Gingerbread latte mist from B&BW. Smells faintly of gingerbread cookies, more on the sugar cookie side (cuz it lacks that spicy ginger or cinnamon smell of gb cookies) i know some ppl cringe at overly sweet perfumes (which this is initially, but softens up over time and lasts a while) but I just love smelling like a snack
I'm glad you brought up the BOTDF thing because that's another reason why Jeffree rubs me the wrong way. He outed Dahvie as a pedo after the tour, only to go back to them, apologize and claim he lied (which lines up with around the time his career was going downhill - which only led me to believe he made up with them for fame). Fast forward to only a few weeks ago that AP (?) did an article on Dahvie being accused of sexual assault AGAIN. :\