I think Victor might be a good choice, but I can see him being hesitant with this topic because: a) it involves a sensitive legal issue; Miranda's case was nowhere near this level. b) potential backlash from Japanese community; Japan does have a reputation for being one of the least gender equal nations among developed countries, so I'm sure as much as Victor is a drama whore he'll realise that there will be comments defending Shine and saying that the proof the 3 girls have is not enough and idk if he wants to deal with that. c) Shine isn't really part of the jvlogging crew, albeit he has had contact with Sharla and Rachel; his relationship with them seems to have phased out over the last year or two as well, meaning he's of even less relevance. d) Sharla publicly cut ties with Miranda, and Rachel made that public video exposing her. I don't think Victor would have the same interest in this case because none of the jvlogging crew have said anything publicly about Shine. Miranda's case was petty drama (albeit still scandalous), Shine's case is far more serious.
Honestly, as much as that's the "logical" thing to do, consider how degrading it would be to talk to someone like Keemstar, and how little you could trust him with your identity. I'm sure that the 3 girls gave their identities to the lolcow admin in confidence that it wouldn't be leaked, can we say the same for Keemstar? They went through sexual assault, gas lighting, and, the worst, rape. I doubt even if they largely recovered from the ordeal (psychologically and physically) that they would want to talk to someone like Keemstar, even if it meant getting their story out there. They also want to remain anonymous, and are using their proof as leverage to keep their identities safe because if Shine wanted to counterattack, they could provide medical documents. And is anonymity so much to ask for something like this? Also I discount the 4th girl's story, because hers is full of holes. lolcow came to the conclusion that she was either overblowing what she had, or that she was contacted by Shine and/or Kat and told to shut her trap as she was in the process of revealing her story. The other three match up with Shine's social media timeline, I don't really see any reason to doubt theirs. I think you raise a fair point about this reaching (or not reaching) a wider audience, but I feel none of them want to put their personal safety on the line by going to a piece of shit like Keemstar. : /
I'm guessing her main problem is trying to bake vegan stuff with non-vegan recipes. I don't think she realises that replacing ingredients will cause different reactions because the ingredients are, well... different. She's quite capable of cooking vegan recipes as we've already seen, but she fucks up baking because she's using normal recipes as vegan ones.
For me, I don't really mind that because imo it's pretty harmless, I just get ticked off when he has this 3 sentence disclaimer every time she eats raw eggs. I use the Chinese subtitles sometimes and those are far more accurate in terms of what Yuka is actually saying. But I get that when he doesn't translate properly (not by accident but on purpose) it feels like he's putting words in her mouth that she didn't say. : /
This doesn't need its own thread. This can be discussed in the Taylor "general discussion" or "Taylor and friends" thread. Please do not be overly judgemental. Do not make claims such as "She is the closet snake version of Mira" when there is no proof of her backstabbing her friends like Miranda did with her sock puppets. Additionally, YTers 'mooch' off each other all the time by collaborating; that's how most people reach a wider audience, what Taylor and Venus are doing aren't anything new. Also your username is very disconcerting.
His image is so dumb; one second it's "no one loves me and wants to be my gf or my friend waaaah" and then the next second it's "FUCK YOU C*NTS I HOPE EVERY YOU LOVE DIES". Oh no I wonder why. I'm stating the obvious here, but I think I just fully realised how much he likes to play the victim as well as this edgelord image he has going. I gave him the benefit of the doubt before but it seems like it's just got worse, or maybe with the recent revelations everything he does is just gross with the new knowledge.
What worries me is how quiet this is. To me Shine wouldn't say anything if it wasn't true, I'm 100% sure he would've made vague references to this shit. Instead, we get 2 tweets from Kat and radio silence. I really believe Kat is an extreme enabler in all of this because she tells Shine how to act in order to keep him safe, as from what we've read already he keeps her around not just because of free art but also she's basically his PR advisor at this stage.
As much as she's nothing special without her lens... my observation is that a lot of models don't look particularly unique without makeup, or they're not what you would consider 'pretty'. They're more just versatile, in that their face goes well with a variety of different makeup styles. Having said, I have no idea if Sarah has any diversity in her modelling, because all she ever does is pout and stare at the camera while wearing the exact same style of makeup.
While it's technically legal, it's not fully condoned socially... the 2 year gap at that stage is quite substantial. 17 is thinking about university and even moving out, 15 is thinking about club activities and going to the mall with your friends.
I wanted to add the information that JohnRocks most likely is not Shine or Kat, but a WK on their behalf. IP addresses do not match up for them to be Shine/ Kat. The Doraemon parody is... interesting. I mean, I definitely see the links.
Johnrocks has been permanently banned. The reaction was slow and I apologise for that, but we do not tolerate rape apologists coming onto this site to WK their friend (they have exclusively posted in this thread so far). Their toxicity is far from welcome here.
Points to consider: - is it so hard to believe that the testimonies might have been edited by someone better at writing in order to make them easier to read? The whole thread on lolcow is well structured and organised, I don't see why someone wouldn't have taken out the grammar mistakes and cleaned up the phrasing. - even if it wasn't grammar and spell checked by someone else, the other 2 girls are adults. - you want to read a 'real' rape victim's testimony? Is she saying things that a rape victim 'wouldn't describe or recall'? 3 girls came forward. This is like when Bill Cosby started to get accusations for being a rapist and people said "it couldn't possibly be true". Why? Because he's Bill Cosby? Because the women are making it up for attention? All of them? With specific details of what he did to their bodies? At what point do 3 girls come together and say 'hey, we'll fake over a dozen screenshots of Shine's conversation with us, and meticulously place every event in our stories to correspond with the things he tweets so that our stories look real in order to trash him'. What do they get from this by faking their story? They don't even get fame when they use pseudonyms. Even the youngest one doesn't want to pursue legal action when she has the strongest case; she doesn't want the ordeal that comes with this, she just wanted to warn his largely underage fanbase not to trust him when he approaches them with prospects of a relationship.
I think Shine changed his social media not because of this story... for me I think he's vain enough to dump the 1m status for 'real' fans (that was his reason, he said because his channel was from his minecraft days that he had a lot of inactive subs and wanted to get a new account to move on). Also I don't doubt the validity of these accusation. 3 girls and more are coming forward, and the person on lolcow claiming they're lying has gone quiet and produced no substantial proof (they also didn't realise the 3 girls were using pseudonyms, so...). I don't know if he'll address or not, right now it seems unlikely unless this gets picked up by a bigger channel. The lolcow thread said Kat was smart enough to get Shine to hide things she knew were wrong/ bad to save his scrawny ass, so she will definitely advise Shine on this one.