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She said that it was because the music video had an ideal filming location, and due to COVID they wouldn't be able to fly to and use this unnamed location. I'm assuming the filming location was going to be abroad, because it appears from all of the artists promoting, filming music videos, etc, that Korea is a lot more 'open' than other countries since they have the virus under much better control than the rest of the world.
While I was initially super pro her switching labels, I've spent the time since she debuted cringing a bit and wondering whether she regretted it, but after watching the reality show I'm once again convinced she made the right decision for *her*. I don't think Somi is the sort of person who would've enjoyed a seven-year-long group dynamic, being told what to do, being told to give up the spotlight for other members at different time periods. It seems as though she has a lot more freedom at the Black Label, and personality wise that freedom combined with their working style seem to work a lot better for her. Of course, a show produced by the label wouldn't show otherwise, but I genuinely think she must be a lot more comfortable as a solo artist doing whatever she wants and not having to answer to other members than being in a group, however successful the group might be. I will also say that it astounds me how YG, and I'm assuming the Black Label, know how to monetize idols who aren't promoting their music. I do think with enough CFs, variety appearances, etc the label will know how to thoroughly monetize Somi, even if she's not releasing songs frequently.
Hypermobile here, I believe Martina has the same type of EDS - the only extra danger I've had with alcohol is that I can very very easily drunkenly injure myself, possibly not even realize it, and have to deal for weeks or months with what would've been a minor injury or a non-injury on anyone else. Other than that, alcohol doesn't have much of an effect on my symptoms - it's possible her body handles alcohol the same way. Of course EDS symptoms present themselves differently in many people, and I'm not much of a drinker in the first place, but I thought I'd give my side of things.
Ditto on feeling bad for her. I feel bad for all of the Pristin girls, but especially Kyla - what happened was such undue burden on her. I hope she doesn't feel like it was her fault or something. Pledis should've stood behind their group. Could anyone tell us what she's been saying on IG?
I mostly meant in general - obscure excuses for Jasmine to say her mother's technically Korean even if she were white. However, I was quite convinced that it was the woman in the photos because they look so much alike. Thanks for the extra info! She's mentioned before that her parents weren't together, but there are plenty of families where the parents aren't together but they're still friendly and take family photos together with their children, that sort of thing.
I once briefly wondered whether there was some sort of obscure excuse for Jasmine to go around saying her mother was Korean if her mother is the white woman in the photos (who looks exactly like her, and arguably too young to be her grandmother). Say for example if she was a military brat who was born on base over there, or some other sort of thing. Mind you, I have next to zero knowledge about the military, especially the Canadian military, so I'm not sure if that's even possible. It just seems unfathomable to me that someone who's an adult would lie so blatantly when her lies are so closely connected to her name and pictures and available to her family that follows her online presence. Yet...that's what appears to be happening.
I also questioned the need or validity of Tati's video at first; it seemed like a silly situation, for her to be so upset over her close friend promoting an unrelated supplement from a competitor company. However, it ultimately seemed relevant because she was a grown woman reacting so strongly to a situation that seemed so petty from the outside, and the situation changed a lot as she provided context to defend herself. What I will say on the other hand is that I'm not sure her revelation of James' inappropriate behavior really belonged in the middle of this debacle. The way she described it made it seem like a very serious issue, and one that calls for a very serious approach besides a public call out (although she did day she had urged him to get help for it long before the video). The convenient timing of the disclosure does seem inappropriate and wholly benefits her in what's an unrelated situation.
There is one girl defending them on twitter, posting these pictures of their lives as "proof" that they look the way they do in photos. I think it's clear from both of these photos that they photoshop their noses thoroughly, and from the latter that they use very heavy makeup to achieve a certain look (and sort of end up looking like Elvira). I've said it before, as have multiple people on this thread, but they're naturally beautiful girls who do themselves a huge disservice with their editing and other general decisions. I would've even been willing to believe that she did get the sweater thrown into the crowd if the way she recounted the situation hadn't been so embellished, like every other story of theirs.
I really admire how when Tati sits down to address controversy, she really pulls apart each issue and calmly explains the situation and her point of view and feelings about it. Even when she addressed the controversy over Halo Beauty, she did it in a quite impressive way. Edit: I'm only halfway on the 'Bye Sister' video, but it also really struck me how she pointed out that the way James acts is being emulated by his young audience. This can be said for all Youtubers, and most just end up encouraging infantile behavior and overconsumption (many because they're pandering to a young, impressionable audience in a very irresponsible way).
Yeah this exactly. They're pretty, in the same manner of a lot of (usually white) girls who leave their countries for Korea. It's like a certain mold, and as long as you fit into the mold there's a lot of leeway in terms of looks. Some are more attractive than others imo, but they'll likely draw domestic viewers as well because they have the look we often see of girls who manage to become models in Korea when they'd probably be unable to do the same in their home countries, not because they're unattractive but because they lack the certain sharpness or sexiness celebrities tend to have in a lot of (but not all) of their home countries. That's why a lot of these girls whom we see in the Koreaboo threads tend to be branded as bland; they're cute and all but are lacking a certain something many of us are used to seeing in our own celebrities, so they probably figure they can navigate a country with a different standard of beauty much better. Or some of them might even overhaul their looks to try and fit into what they think Koreans find attractive - this is seen just as often I think.