Someone like Jackson could easily find someone who's richer, prettier, and with an actual personality unlike Emily. Emily is the kind of person that is sitting just outside the social circle and pretending she's part of the conversation.
What do you think about this? Seems pretty racist to me. Or are you one to think it isn't because it's "just a joke." This is what the alt-right does, taking their racist and bigoted beliefs and displaying it under the guise of offensive humor. So that any criticism they receive can just be brushed off because "it's just a joke." It's the same type of humor Pewdiepie and most of his fanbase loves so much. And maybe from their perspective, they don't see it beyond jokes. But for some of those fans these jokes has a grain of truth in them. That these memes/jokes are actually a reflection of reality and the reason people are offended by it is because they hate the truth. From that point, it becomes more than just memes/jokes. It becomes a rallying point for those who share those beliefs. Those who laugh are in the know. Those who don't are normies. It creates a cult-like circle from within Pewdiepie's fanbase. It is this circle that becomes susceptible to alt-right propaganda, done under the guise of irony and jokes, of course. What Pewdiepie is responsible for is failing to recognize that offensive humor serves as a dog whistle for the alt-right. That he is creating an environment to allow these ideas to spread. That why people are saying he's a gateway to the alt-right. That's why there's renewed interest in Pewdiepie. Not just because the shooter mentioned him but because Pewdiepie already has a history in the media with these issues.
I feel like you’re leaving a lot of details out to make it seem worse than it appears. JYP gave her a lot of opportunities, moreso than some solo artists and she technically haven’t debuted yet. Hell, she was doing better than Lee Hi. JYP rarely sends their trainees to competition shows, especially ones where they had to give up their trainee for a year to perform in a project group. But Somi was the one who insisted on being on PD101 and JYP allowed it. After the success of I.O.I, JYP signed her as an artist so she could get CF deals and other gigs to continue promoting her. 2017 was her busiest year where she appeared on Unnies, Girls Next Door, various reality/variety shows, as well as features on tracks for other solo artists like Eric Nam and Jun K. Plus a bunch of CF and sponsorship deals like Reebok and Givenchy. 2018 was a bit quieter but I think that’s by design. The new GG was suspected to debut at the end of that year (October/November) and they wanted other members to gain some recognition so they had members showing up on Stray Kids, Mix9 and a few appearances on other media. But even then, Somi still had some CF work as well as hosting and performing at Music Bank. So it’s wrong to say that JYP did nothing for Somi over the years. Considering that she technically is still a trainee I think they did a lot for her. Maybe a bit too much in comparison to other ITZY members.
Wow. I had to make an account to address this because your ideas sounds like it came from racist pseudoscience from the early 20th century. The idea that blondes are seen as more beautiful because of evolution sounds like something straight out from Nazi Germany. One reason why Blondes are seem as more attractive has to do with the novelty factor of it. There are more dark hair people than light hair so someone with blonde hair will stand out more and garner more attention. There are of course a racist component to it (going back to Nazis and the Ubermensch). But what was once novel has now become normal, and thus people will move on to something new. As another user pointed out, black culture and beauty is becoming the trend because it’s different from the usual white faces we’ve been seeing in the media since forever.
Your comment about Asian people irks me. First, don’t mistake paleness with wanting to look Caucasian. The desire to look pale have been a thing for centuries before Asians even knew Europeans existed. Being pale meant that you weren’t outside working menial jobs. It was a sign that you were wealthy. Nowadays, being pale helps you look younger because having a pale face can soften your facial features. Second, Korean don’t get surgery to look more Western. This is a myth I’m so tired of seeing. It stems from complete ignorance of Asian beauty as well as racism. The physical features that are considered beautiful in Western and Asian society are almost the complete opposite. Generally, westerners prefers sharper features like strong cheekbones, narrow nose, angular jawlines, etc. An example of this is Emily Rata. For Asians, it’s about softness and roundness with an egg shape face like TWICE’s Nayeon. Really, Koreans get surgery to look like other Koreans that are naturally born with features that they deem attractive. Third, I’m assuming your taking about Geishas. The white makeup has nothing to do with beauty. Facial expression is important when Geishas are performing so white makeup helps to see them in low light conditions as well as exaggerate their expressions. French mimes wear similar makeup for the same reasons. And I’m sure they’re not trying to look extra European. Lmao.
Anyways, sorry for being triggered but your comment reminded me of racist talking points that I used to see in white supremacist forums and I just had to say something.
Back to Pokimane. I believe the reason why she’s brightening her photos is to look younger. Brightening your photos helps to lessen the definition of your skin, so any wrinkles will be harder to see which also has an effect of softening your features.