We've heard you loud and clear - negative reputation is back. Remember that it's still against the rules to complain about being downvoted - if you think someone's mass-downvoting posts or otherwise abusing the reputation system, DM a mod and we will take care of it.
In her latest cringey lipsynch to Lana video, the angle from which it was shot seems as if it was to intentionally show off the gigantic bruise she has right below her cheeks. Is she trying to do the whole Kota-b4byjpg thing where they create and ‘glamorize’ bruises? Someone asked her the origin of the bruise too, to which her half-hearted response was ‘probably some demon gave it to me while I was sleeping.’
Even worse is her incessantly talking about how she doesn’t eat~ I used to only see those words via her lives, which at least weren’t visible for *everyone* to see, but now she’s just freely touting Kate Moss’s old motto. Alida’s seriously regressing after all the ‘growth’ people were originally seeing in her.
Even worse, she spoke about wanting to start a YT channel in which she actually offers (I kid you not) advice to her followers. Specifically advice about ‘making it’ on your own while you’re still young, getting in touch with the universe (she’s so woke), and getting around parents/cops/figures of authority in order to grow up on your own terms. I’m sorry, I know she’s making strides to be better, and she seems much more mild-mannered and sweet these days. But this girl is the last person who should be offering advice to young, impressionable people. So disheartening seeing the comments in her live (‘Omg you seem to have everything figured out!’ ‘Oh wow, how can I be independent like you?’) Meanwhile she’s moving again, for the third time this year, and still bouncing between living with her godmother and her father. Is that really what ‘independence’ is to people these days? Not to mention her speech about emancipation, talking back to police, and her flippant comment about ‘hanging out with white supremacists is so in my past’ (as if that’s just a normal thing that everyone must overcome and ‘grow out of’) She’ll just be inspiring a new wave of ‘nymphettes’ who are even more lost, confused and narcissistic than she is.
See, sometimes on unedited/talk show footage she doesn’t look half bad, and then every now and again there’ll be a video like this that really suddenly shows/accentuates her large face, dry skin, too-light foundation, puffy cheeks, and stringy hair. I always wonder which one she tends to look like more in real life!
Thanks so much for linking! I don't understand a word of it but her Japanese TV interviews are always the most fascinating to me~ there's usually a forum of people, and when they introduce Koots they always splash pics & videos from 2011-2013 on-screen, and everyone just looks at them and ignores the elephant in the room that the girl on screen very clearly looks nothing like the girl in front of them! Then they proceed to talk & laugh about other stuff, it's wild.
This most recent video has me questioning whether she's just trolling to be funny at this point~ her mouth is like a thin, permanently deflated frown! She looks like Droopy the dog. And then in contrast with her last still-visible upload on her channel, where her lips are like 3x the size and permanently puckered. Plus her eyes seem much larger, but circle lenses seem smaller in this most recent video? I can't quite place it, but whatever the change is makes her eyes look even more artificial, and make her look scared/permanently bulging her sockets. Does she just wake up every day & change what she decides she wants to look like on a whim??
On the positive side, I loooove the editing in her vlog~ the cuts are short and sweet and emphasize the highlights of the day, making you wanna keep watching. Plus the songs she uses in the background are super cool & calming, almost like watching a Coppola film or something. Also LA was the right move for her in pursuing acting, and since like 98% of the people out there are vegan/vegetarian there are a ton more options for her restaurant-wise.
On the negative side, her facial softening/blurring was painfully obvious the entire first half of the video/when they're in the car. Cringe-worthy, I was just like baby nooo what is you doin. She's pretty as is, she's just still afraid of looking her age, which is unfortunate. Also, how old is she at this point? 27/28? You'd think she'd know by now that no museum lets you take photos or record the actual work~ although it was pretty to see, I found it disrespectful, especially considering the older gentleman who told her she couldn't film in the very beginning.
Still unsure of her boyfriend (not that my opinion matters, lol, she seems happy)~ sometimes he seems caring and sweet, especially the way he concedes when she does things like ask him to squeal for the camera. Other times he seems super into himself (I.e. "Are you recording?" *proceeds to fix his hair and adjust his hat when she says yes*) Plus he was talking out of his ass in regards to the fireworks, I just spent 4th of July in Orange County & the fireworks were booming aplenty (the really huge, illegal sky ones too) As long as they are over by 10/11pm I think law enforcement lets it slide.
All in all I hope she keeps up the frequency of the videos, if for nothing else just to see how she's rebuilding her life after being gone so long.
I think it's meant to be said like, "Lee-Loo Vaws." It does sound rather cute and edgy, but it doesn't seem like she's altered anything else about her online persona~ new insta videos she's in, she's still squeaky and dancey and purposely awkward, and making strange faces and wearing all-white with that copper eye make up that makes her look sickly imo; speaking of her new persona has anyone seen her heroic return to YouTube? I tried to embed it here but I'm technologically inept
It's just more of the same, cutesy and quick jump-cut editing, white ruffley top, and more vegan recipes. She does get into it with people in the comments about bees and ethical sourcing and all that jazz which is funny to me. She says how she doesn't like to come off as one of those preachy, doing-it-for-the-trend vegans but her own comments/replies make her sound like exactly that.
Lol no wonder she disabled comments, she probably knew what a riot this caption would cause~ such a disgusting, self-pitying and victimizing sentiment. "When I started blogging at 17 it was to receive opportunities not available to me in rural Ohio" "you can afford to work elsewhere, I can't" What she's really saying is she can't get modeling gigs or magazine opportunities in rural Ohio (aka cannot find instant-fame in a small town) so she resorted to a misleading online presence & heavy photoshop to gain said relative 'fame.' Girl has obviously graduated high school, we saw she graduated college, she has enough people skills to have some friends/a bf, she's (presumably) intelligent enough to word full-length sentences & have political viewpoints, she can afford new outfits constantly~ why 'no job opportunities' in Ohio?? People who literally can't find work are usually homeless, cannot afford work attire, dont have reliable phones/vehicles, don't have any connections to help them, etc. this bitch is just desperate to seem like the odds are against her when almost every problem she speaks on was manifested by her own doing.
She shrinks her skull to half its size, darkens and thickens her brows, slims her nose & neck, widens her eyes further apart, eliminates her laughter lines completely, blurs out eyebags to look more aeygo sal-esque than aged, erases her naturally puffy cheeks (which I think make her look kinda youthful to begin with) severely dulls down her pointy chin, photoshops a more intense cupids bow, and white washes her entire skin tone to take away pores and give herself that one-tone-all-over mannequin skin. I'm obv not saying you're blind by any means, but I definitely think it's different than most average girls' selfies vs their candids.
^ those schoolgirl-photo-comparisons above really show how much she shrinks her head down. In the insta version, her arm looks sorta huge compared to her button-size head. In the real pics her face looks enormous and her arms look thin in comparison. If she's gonna PS her skull so tiny she should follow suit with her arms? Homegirl's lookin a little swoll there...