TBH, if I got half the shade Mimei threw in Taylor's direction thrown at me I would have cut her off so fast no amount of crying about people leaving her, her introvert personality, her issues, her sense of humor, being misunderstood, being sad, literal tears and fake baby hooker voice would have helped her.
I kinda rolled with it up until the moment Talyor tried to explain that it was just a joke because Venus looked genuinely uncomfortable. She did try to laugh it off but whatever. Would have been much better if she had actually put in effort to make an outfit, something we don't see on Venus like a rocker/biker thing, it would have still been funny but not rude. Or she could have taken it seriously and tried to make a more adult friendly but still fun spring outfit which is what Venus wanted to begin with.
This whole play pretend mean prank thing seems so passive aggressive and I would side eye any friend who tried to do it to me. Also, I get the feeling it's a game Margo would just love playing - doing something for Venus pretending to be nice and then making fun of her for falling for it.
I'm just watching the new video and, dear God, I had to stop to write a comment. She has this black sleeveless shirt with Pink Floyd album cover art on it, and she says that she's been carrying it around without wearing it "for a long time now".... because she "doesn't know how to style it". Doesn't know how to style.... a basic black shirt... how to style... a basic black shirt... .
I distinctly remember all the river and Kappa comments here that followed Margo's suicide threat for a long time and nobody was triggered by those.
As for "bullying", this is false equivalence. Us saying Margo and people like her can go die is not comparable to her throwing a knife at the child she spent years abusing and almost sold into prostitution and was attempting to manipulate into coming back with fake suicide threats.
@Andromeda Galaxy I got interested in Venus when she posted her escape vlog and I started reading all the old threads this summer from the date of her escape forward, I remember the drama at the time very well, I read multiple general threads from start to finish in like 4 days one after the other. I was thinking of before that, before Venus ran away, what did Margo use to do on her birthdays? I'm trying to imagine why Venus' birthday would be a trigger for her (beside the obvious, it's the day eevil baby Venus stole her life from her by existing and pooping), did she try to cash in on her birthdays or something?
I love that she made a point to emphasize the importance of making yourself do things. I keep seeing so called self care posts on tumblr that keep pushing this idea that it's good for you to just not go out if you feel depressed and spend your days curled up on the couch in your pjs watching tv and avoiding people and life in general because it's hard and you don feel like it.
It's hard to have a sense of time when you don't work and have no responsibilities and all your deadlines are self-imposed and nothing happens if you miss them. This complaining about having to work all day, without actually working all day, putting very little effort every time she does work etc. reminds me of Texan in Tokyo. Living a freelance kind of lifestyle is bad for people without discipline.
See that bulge in the opposite corner of her mouth? Her skin doesn't fold normally at all.
I think she was talked into hiding the fine lines around her mouth by some asshole in HK (I have heard of male doctors pushing 22-23yo girls into getting their face done as ~prevention~) and she had an allergic reaction that caused scarring? Maybe it was some less reliable product. In East Europe it takes some time for chemicals that are banned in EU to be banned here too, maybe she got screwed over by somebody in China.
Sharla herself chose to make money off of her life in Japan, what she is doing is pretty much the youtube version of reality tv. When you make yourself your product like she did, how you present yourself is an integral part of your business and it is up for debate. Even if her channel was something unrelated to her everyday life - say she had a channel dedicated to painting doll faces, how she dresses when doing promotion would still affect her job. If you don't look like you put in effort you are going to leave an impression of somebody who doesn't put in effort in anything in general. Texan in Tokyo had the same presentation issue and she is actually pretty fit with visible muscles so you can't act like this is only brought up because of her weight. When you are messy and shabby in front of the camera, can't be bothered to change even for the short time it takes you to make a video you are letting your fans know you don't think them worthy of making an effort. It's the same with companies you work for and any type of media you engage with in order to promote yourself. And if she had a standard 9-17 job she would still have to put in effort? Like, I am not asking for anything special or unreasonable that wouldn't be expected of her anyway?
This is pretty much what maintenance looks like for people who aren't gaining or losing weight but still need to be healthy. We all need to eat fruit and veggies, and need to exercise to keep our bodies strong and flexible, need a good sleep schedule and need to walk about for some sun and fresh air, need water and need to stay away from snacking on cheese doritos. Sticking to these habits won't turn anybody into a stick figure, it may cause some weight loss if you have bad habits, but that's it. So no need to panic over young viewers.