Rant/potentially unpopular opinion - really irritates me that a majority of Vegans/vegetarians push for organic non-GMO veg without considering that it might be a trend. Like yes to organic for no herbicides or pesticides, duh, but non-GMO - like wtf, why?! The plants being produced under GMO, are so, so we can stop using all the shit that's killing off ecosystems? I don't get it - it's bad science that's painted this horror-version of GMO crops, when not only is it really our only option to create enough food for everyone on the planet - its being developed to optimise yield and not destroy the planet
(I know theres the issue of exploitation of African farmers by the big companies, and purposefully selling suicide seeds - but the general premise of GMO - particularly if it's aiding developing countries - is a good thing?)
Fed up of the BBC and all it’s Trump schpeil - ffs we get it, Trumps crap, but stop fucking spouting it like we have some moral high ground and are not the fucking laughing stock of Europe On that note - I’m fed up of only hearing people complain about leaving - even discussions on the radio, everywhere it’s ‘I didn’t vote for this, I don’t want this, I shouldn’t have to deal with this, blah’ we’ll guess what, it’s a democracy and this is the hand we’ve been dealt - no, it’s not good, but for the love of god stop fucking complaining about it - guess what, sometimes life throws you a curveball and you just have to buckle up and work with it And leading in from that - I’m fed up of the ‘not my fault/general complaining about everything’ attitude that seems to be rife in social media/the western wold at the moment. Nobody gives a fuck about excuses, stop complaining about fucking everything and for gods sake just try and look at the bloody positives sometimes. The irony this is a rant on an unpopular opinions tag is not lost on me.
Feel quite guilty, he's such a manipulative whiny arsehole, but I find his videos really quite cathartic - they're always decently paced and I like that he seems pretty honest in the reviews (even if he still uses more high-end stuff). It's weird, usually I find personalities like his a bit exhausting especially on videos but I can watch them easily. Why does he have to be such a dick
Don't usually post on Sharla's thread (perpetual stalker), but I mean come on. Going for dinner (especially if it's in a posh building), just going out in the evening, in any country it's common knowledge and practice to dress nicely. You can even do that in your own style! Ffs even if she had to wear a damn fancy poke ball dress or something she could have. I don't get her, why purposely dress shabby when she's got a decent figure and she's an hour from bloody Tokyo?! It's just lazy.
Forgive me if I've got my facts muddled, but hasn't his youtube red movie been pushed back about 5 times (before this shitstorm) already? So he's literally faced no repercussions? Granted he may not be able to get any further youtube red series, but it's still in it's foetal stage, so it can't really make any kind of dint anyway? Apologies for all the questions, it just seems like youtube is trying their hardest to look like they're doing something without actually doing anything (apart from possibly shoving Shane under the bus)
So the Popblast channel has been taken down on terms of ‘multiple severe violations of TOS’ funny how quickly Youtube responds to that, but put in a DEAD BODY and you’re fine. Fucking unbelivable - feel so bad for Shane, it does seem like a shit-bomb to try and curb attention from Logan, especially since it was taken down after the channel suggested that was the intention. This is getting more and more conveluted, and I feel horrible that Shane’s been caught up in it - for someone who’s been suggesting Hollywood is run by paedophiles for years, it’s interesting they chose him for this bullshit.
Just had an old google at him potentially being sued, according to wwd (https://www.google.co.uk/amp/wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/maverick-apparel-sends-demand-letter-vlogger-logan-paul-11085042/amp/) it seems like Maverick apparel (surprisingly not actually his brand - he just seems to have a sub-brand inside it) is threatening to sue him if he doesn’t release information on the ad revenue he got from the Aokigohara video (and lol, they’ve also requested the information from Susan *aha* I hope they take them both down
Also teenvogue has done an article, I’ll link it in too if anyone wants a peek (I do apologise for any errors, on my phone!) https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.teenvogue.com/story/logan-pauls-aokigahara-video-maverick-apparel-lawsuit/amp okay so, teenvogue is saying that he’s being told to disenfranchise himself with the brand in seven days, but they’ve also said he released two apology videos - either way I’d take both articles with a pinch of salt, but interesting nonetheless! I hope all his brands fuck him over. Edit: just to say they were the only articles I could find so far
This though. I've only heard of her since reading this thread, but she definitely seems to have an incredibly naive way of thinking. With the earlier comments about alcohol and whatnot it sounds like she has the opinion (and to be fair, it is a stereotype here) that most people only go to uni for the drinking and social part of it, and don't give a damn about studying or getting a decent degree, apart from the 'select few' such as herself who "truly grasp what being at university is supposed to be like". Now, don't get me wrong, to some extent I envy her determination, but this kind of lifestyle just doesn't work. if she does go to uni in Britain (let alone Oxford), she's in for a wake up call, because the system is so ridiculous here (usually per module it's 70-90% exam 30-10% coursework, and that's it. No extra credit, no pop quizzes - just your January (though some unis don't even have these) and then Summer finals to really win and because lecturers can be douchebags, they really can fuck you over (I'll never forgive one of our lectures giving us a question that was based on one line from one lecture with absolutely no hints - just bam, exam hall, and something nobody even considered could be related to a question)). So naturally, it can turn you a little insane - the difference between me and my flatmates at the beginning of term to the end was laughable, didn't matter what kind of person you were, everyone towards exams had just gone completely loopy (I remember washing my face with toothpaste by accident, like, your brain just farts everywhere) - and that's whilst doing sports, going out, letting off steam, playing stupid games in the kitchen - it was all a coping mechanism for the stress and it helped. So if she studies 14 hours a day at the beginning of the year, with no other hobbies apart from reading, bah, I feel for her. She'll run herself into the ground and harm her grades as a result - every single lecturer has always given the advice of make sure you have break and maintain a social life, and it's sound advice. She needs to realise going out, doing a sport, or just having a general social life is necessary to success too. And then she has to go into the real world, where it doesn't matter on your grades, if all you do is study and maybe an internship, it can be less enticing to an employer cause you're more likely to burn out, or not get along with colleagues. I do feel for her, she's going to destroy her mental state with that attitude at some point.
Thing is, (just to reiterate I still 100% believe he did this to exploit someone and make millions and that it's a marketing ploy and stand by what I've said earlier) his reaction isn't something I think is un-understandable. In that kind of circumstance, that kind of shock, I think that kind of laughter, its like hysteria - the adrenaline takes over and you have absolutely no idea how to tackle it. So to some degree, I don't find issue with his reaction, I think he overplays it and fakes it in certain places, but some is understandable. The issue with this whole thing is the fact he exploited that man - he could have shown his reaction and NOT SHOWN THE FUCKING BODY (AT ALL). IF HE WANTED TO MAKE AWARENESS, HE SHOULD HAVE COMPLETELY CUT OUT THE MAN AND THEN DISCUSSED IT IN A ROOM AFTER THE INCIDENT. FUCKS SAKE. It's common fucking decency. If he really wanted to make a point about death, mental health or suicide he would have given it the right and proper kind of attention it deserves, and perhaps put a few clips of his reaction (and only that) to say 'hey look at what kind of reaction this horrific incident can give you'. Honestly, the only way he could prove to me that he's sorry, is if he donates his millions and takes his channel off the internet. Then I might be convinced.
Think it was beginning to turn when I joined - perhaps around 2011? I properly got caught up in it too, cause there was a lot going round that I had never given much thought to, like I joined to keep up with anime fandoms and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to use the damn thing for about 3 months. But after a couple of years I was reblogging all these different sjw post's, agreeing with this that and the other opinion, and in complete fear that if I didn't agree with them it made me a truly vile person, and how could I accept any other opinion. Cut to starting uni, meeting completely new people, being thrust into a completely new environment I used it less and less, eventually coming to realise that's it's the most toxic fucking site out there. I genuinely think a fair amount of stuff I go through mentally has been thanks to the self doubt I incurred through reading completely over-sensitive, toxic tripe people have been posting on there. Edit: there wasn't really a point in putting the extra bit I had.
Just watched Big Hero 6 for the first time ever and CRIED MY FUCKING EYES OUT. OH MY GOD, I DIDN'T EVEN CRY AT MARLEY AND ME BUT THIS GOT ME LIKE A TEN-TONNE BRICK TO THE FACE. Gawd that struck me right in the heart, he loses his brother and then the last physical memory of him, it's making me tear up now AND NOW MY FACE IS ALL PUFFY. Apparently I'm truly a sucker for adorable marshmellow robots with pure souls. They'd better not kill of BB-8 otherwise I'm done apparently.
Genuinely, I think anyone who doesn't see the money from that apology video as his goal during this whole fiasco, is incredibly naive. Maybe a small small part of him IS sorry that he's exploited that poor man I don't believe he is, but whatever, but it's lost out to his greed and ego. I mean, he's uploaded the initial video knowing that it would be taken down or given him some kind of strike, (tbh, part of me thinks he took it down because he was waiting for youtube to and he got worried - about the moneys/rep - when they didn't) knowing he'd never be able to profit off it, and it would get him trending, get a fuck ton of response, and that the apology to it, no matter how pathetic, would get tenfold more views than his 'fuck-up'. Sneakily keep monetisation on it and *Bob's your uncle*, he's earned over $100k in the first week of the new year. It's textbook manipulation.