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i cant upvote your post because im at my limit for today but i do agree with you. while im not entirely sold on her being her fathers biological daughter they do share some resemblance in some photos. also i agree whether she is faking or whether she is really biracial she still doesn't share the same struggles as "black-passing" people. i dont wish to erase her identity if she really is telling the truth, however i still think she isn't doing as much for the black community as she thinks she is.
ok i know this post is a week old but i haven't been here in a while and i wanted to discuss this. halseys insistence on being perceived as "biracial" and "a black woman" is one of the things that annoys me the most about her. i genuinely don't believe she is any percent black at all and it doesn't seem like her father is biologically related to her. people use the excuse "oh she's only 25% black, obviously shes going to look mostly white" but she doesn't even look vaguely black at all. on the topic of logic, as cringeworthy as his non-stop talk about his race is i really dont think he's lying about being mixed. if you look at photos with him and his dad (who, like halseys supposed "dad" is mixed as well) you can see the resemblance, and logic at the very least looks slightly black. halsey on the other hand has no "black" features, she gets spray tans to darken her skin and even then she just looks like a tan white girl. if you look at pictures of her as a child she doesn't look biracial then either. i feel like more people should be calling her out on this because imo race is a completely unacceptable thing to lie about just to get people to take your activism more seriously. there's also the topic of whether shes lying about her sexuality but i feel like that's much harder to decide on considering you can't tell someones sexuality by looking at them, unlike race. there have also been claims of her hanging around with a racist white crowd and possibly also joining in on the racism herself in high school (i believe that was in the beginnings of this thread, i could be wrong though) and that just makes her lies even worse. either way she shouldn't consider herself helpful to the black community when i feel like she just makes it harder for actual black peoples struggles to be taken seriously. finally if i said anything wrong here please feel free to criticize/correct me, i feel like i mightve made some mistakes here but overall this is how i feel about the subject.
i stg what's up with popular tumblr accounts and getting pedophilia callouts? i feel like every time someone gets big on that platform they eventually get themselves involved in pedophilia somehow. i know it can be hard to stay out of drama when you're that popular on social media but is it that difficult to just not partake in gross things?
-as someone who enjoys calligraphy i don't understand why people get so upset at the thought of cursive being removed from schools. first of all, most schools still do it anyways from what ive seen so idk why people think its dying out in the first place. second, i honestly dont think its that important of a life skill and while it doesn't hurt to learn it at a young age i dont like having it being taught as something that absolutely needs to be learned either. -kanye needs genuine help, making fun of his actions isnt going to do anything. i heavily disagree with a lot of his opinions but regardless i feel bad for him. -i know this is just a matter of personal taste but i find most video games to be boring no matter the genre. -i dont believe in "respecting the dead" if they were bad people in life, however its generally a bad thing to use someones name for personal greed no matter how bad of a person they were. you see this a lot with celebrities especially.
exactly...even if she is a member of minority groups she is white-passing and all of her most publicized relationships have been with men. if she dated women more publicly or had darker skin, for example, maybe she would have more of a feel of the oppression she claims to go through so often. not saying she doesnt face any challenges already but certainly not as many as she claims.
i agree 100% with everyone here saying she's trying to be a martyr for her sexuality. whether she is lying about her sexuality or not is debatable but regardless she capitalizes on it extensively to make herself seem like a ~woke queen~ and a better person than she actually is. another thing i wanted to bring up here is that she does a similar thing with her race/claiming to be biracial. while im not denying the fact shes biracial like with her sexuality she does capitalize on it to a gross extent, especially since shes only 1/4th black. going a bit OT here but ive noticed that more "white-passing" biracial artists tend to talk about it far more like halsey does while more "black-passing" artists dont discuss it as much at least from what ive seen. overall shes been a liar in the past and i feel like shes only using her minority status to her advantage.
are we allowed to suggest group topics here as well? because if so i have a couple: -general rapper/hip-hop thread. i know lolcow already has their soundclout thread but id be interested in seeing discussion about more mainstream rappers here as well. -not sure if this is too broad but a thread for general youtube drama not big enough for individual threads would be nice. -this is kind of a broad one as well but a general celebrity thread (not e-celebs, mainstream ones) could be interesting.
-i hate it when people in the youtube comments sections try to be qUiRkY and relatable. the lengths they go to try and make self-deprecating jokes no matter the video subject matter is both impressive and extremely annoying. -drake is the wikihow art of hip-hop. when its bad its bad, and when its good its usually because it was copied from someone else. -idc what anyone says i love the modern "e-girl" style (the more grunge type stuff, not shitty sexualized cosplay) and makeup. plus its really easy to pull off imo so you dont really need a big budget for it unlike some other fashion trends.