Hi all, I paid the server bill for the month so the site can be archived, sorry for the mess, didn't realize there'd be such an uproar. The site's in read-only mode. Happy archiving. Here's a link to a user-made PULL discord server: https://discord.gg/vZFEm75
I know this isn't a Chris Hansen thread but at this rate he could very well have his own. As it turns out he may just be a scammer riding the coattails of being a cultural icon of the past. There are several videos out now (including ones by people he's interviewed on the show like Repzion) exposing how sketchy a lot of Chris' actions have been. This explains why there wasn't much being done despite Chris repeatedly claiming he has people at the FBI. Selling the rights to the Onision story seems like it'll be the nail in the coffin for his reputation but hopefully it being picked up by a bigger organization will give it more urgency. I haven't forgotten about the children suffering in that home while he makes terrible NSFW content.
This really can't be overlooked. I started watching her because of a clip I saw with a great piece of advice. From then on her videos were entertainment or background noise for me. I don't particularly care about celebrities and wouldn't think much about what she had said about them in a video because I was there for how she packaged and delivered her advice. Because of that I never truly realized how problematic she was. Frankly, I never took her seriously to begin with but in that I let a lot of things slide and I feel like at least a portion of her audience thought the same. She's already lost 15k since D'Angelo Wallace's video on her so it's clear not everyone realized just how shitty she actually is, and they aren't trying to stick around to defend her. Her videos are on average 30 minutes long, she uploads multiple times a week (daily rn), she has a snappy charismatic delivery and she includes applicable real world advice and scenarios in between all her bullshit. Like The Rewired Soul she combines celebrity gossip with life advice and faux-psychology. This allows her to attract multiples audiences who she then overloads with information. In the end people take from her videos what they will, the drama, the life lessons, the falsehoods and I think if you aren't viewing her outside of the context she sets up for herself it's easy to get lost in that. She seems determined not to address it and I don't think she will unless she has to. Her non-responses so far seem to prove she has an issue with people she views as "out of order". She constantly refers to the ones making the hate videos as broken or hurt as if that invalidates their criticism? I've seen narcissists do this where they tear down others as an attempt to discredit them and their criticism of the narcissists actions. (Also Shallon has herself said that a professional told her she was a narcissist so this isn't me armchairing). It's funny that she's acting like this doesn't affect her and that she's doing better from the attention when her sub numbers are dropping steadily so far and she's turned off the ability to see her sub count on YouTube
In my opinion Jisoo has a perfectly pleasant or neutral face. She's pretty. Not plain. Not striking. Which gives her a lot of potential for editorials which we've seen with her covers and the way she can serve looks in a range of styling. I feel like her overall sweet demeanor is trampled by what people want to idolize more. Most people want to be a high fashion socialite like Jennie or a a free spirited yet respected talented like Lisa so people gravitate to those two the most. Also am I the only one who noticed that Jisoo DID in fact lose a bunch of weight at one point? I feel like it went overlooked because of her body type and she herself said fuck it. I am who I am. (Which I hope is the case. I feel like she's a good idol to have more for setting a good example than for stage presence). I know people don't like these videos so just wanna make it clear I'm not promoting anything and the tone of this video isn't super proana so hopefully you can give it a watch and see what I mean. (It's not the Anamia Flower girl channel or whatever it's called)
She did throw in that if everything with Yasu went left it'd make for a good storytime video so I don't think she's unaware that could happen. This move isn't particularly surprising to me at all. She mentioned several times that her and Hirokazu spent almost every waking hour they could with each other (as we can tell this may have been instigated more by Mikan than him). And now she's met someone who matches her energy so it makes sense the decisions they make together are going to seem extreme to basically anyone else. Hasn't she modeled several times, anyone think she'll go for an entertainment visa? I personally wouldn't be surprised if she did end up marrying Yasu for an "emergency" visa and being really nonchalant and "self-aware" about it so she doesn't get discredited as being a typical J-vlogger. She actually picked a fairly good time to do this. Tokyo just went on lockdown (more recommended than enforced for now), and no one is allowed to enter or leave the UK I believe. Deportations aren't top priority right now.
Thank you for posting the clip @Marilyn! I've heard of the possibility of like a hyperboost in metabolism because your body weight set point has been dragged so low making any weight gained easily fall off. But I think for those of us going off of more than just her physical appearance we've also noticed familiar behaviors: high voice is backbarely takes a sip of water unless told to while streaming seemingly bodychecking againno longer talking in 1st person about struggling "someone who struggled with an ed may think..." she also always says something like "I'm taking care of my health" similar to how she used to avoid saying she eatsI've seen situations where someone uses that boost in metabolism (can also be triggered by it when noticing weightloss) and it just drives them deeper into the same hole. Also didn't Eugenia say she got out of treatment fairly fast? So for months she was around a certain weight and only lost after returning to YouTube for a bit? I feel like that implies more than a change in inability to hold onto the weight.
I keep seeing comments on Twitter and elsewhere that Eugenia was asked about giving a recovery update and responded that she felt 100% recovered. I wish people would include the clip she livestreams for hours this stuff is hard to find. If she did say that I can't help but be skeptical.
I feel like Eugenia does a lot of projection in a way. She's nice to everyone but herself (specifically ED wise) and she is constantly posting resources for those who are "going though hard times right now" when she needs her own help the most right now. And I say this because if you have an ED you need to be willing to recover to actually do it.
This whole thing feels like Onision thinks he has "an ace up his sleeve" and is getting ready to play it. I can't see him doing much more than what most narcissists do when they feel threatened and attacking the credibility of anyone and everyone criticizing them (Chris Hansen and the victims in this case).
This. Japan isn't testing until people are literally in the hospital and a quarter of the population is 60 or older. Bri is right that it could get as bad as Italy but her intention is fucked up as it always is smh. This really isn't a joking matter.
I agree that he can seem pretty disingenuous but I wonder if that's due to insecurity rather than him having bad intentions if you know what I mean. To me, in the video of himself ranking fruits with his mom or in the videos where the guys do something that involves vulnerability it's really obvious. He did have to change himself and put on an act growing up to be deemed as acceptable so I can see how he would have trouble undoing that in adulthood and while millions of people watch.
If she's in California the governor has issued a statewide stay at home order which restricts all non essential outings (with the exception of things like exercise or getting fresh air). I don't really see the issue in going for a car ride though.
I'm assuming this isn't directed at me since I didn't say there are no well trained, talented or passionate dancers in Kpop but I did wanna say that Kpop as an industry is based primarily on looks which is almost impossible to deny. Even if the companies don't prioritize it the fans will and oftentimes it's directly correlated with an idol's talent. For example, Jihyo from Twice can throw down on stage but was only really recognized for it once she fit the beauty standard better (there are plenty examples of this in all kinds of groups). Also as already mentioned the choreography is largely meant to highlight how good idols look, this isn't exclusive to YG at all. Imo Jungkook, Kai, Jackson, Seulgi, and so many more idols are great dancers (yes even by technical standards) and would still be no matter how they looked, but their looks make people hype them up even more. Look up the Halo Effect if you don't believe me. Honestly every entertainment company objectifies their idols to a degree but they usually balance it out. YG takes it to a whole other level and that's what makes it a problem in my eyes.
THIS. I didn't want to say anything because no matter what someone would interpret it as shaming or something but Lisa's dances read more like displays of her body than actual execution of technique or passion. I think that's a large selling point for her and I don't think she's the only one. In Kpop it's almost as if one of the requirements to be recognized as a good main dancer is having a great body shape. Momo from Twice, Seulgi from RV, Jungkook from BTS and many other highlighted dancers are as highly praised for their body as they are for their dancing. I don't think Lisa lacks talent (I've seen her older dance videos from trainee days and before she was even an idol) but I do think the focus of her dancing since she's been under YG has shifted.
My guess is that this group will be given more attention internally but blinks will demand something from Blackpink and get a few more comebacks but mostly CFs. I'm sure the fans would just about riot if YG just let them fall off the map (more than they already have). Blinks also don't seem like the type of fandom to completely abandon BP and hop on the new group.