For the first 5 seconds I was looking at the pic of Watsuki Nobuhiro and thought 'why did Joey pixelate his own face...' before focusing on the title and realising it wasn't actually him. I think that says everything.
I'm English and we don't have such a shitty sense of humour that you'd think a god of yourself when you're making crummy YT videos talking about how you find underaged girls hot. (Don't get me wrong, our humour is trash but not that bad.)
He was in contact with Pewds for a while now, so it's not new. I think Pewds liked a tweet of his/ retweeted something from him ages ago? So as far as him leeching off people and then jumping ship whenever they outlive their usefulness, he's always had some kind of contact with Pewds.
I get that the term pedo is thrown around a lot and perhaps on a technicality it's not used correctly but lusting over 15-16 y/os when you're in you're mid to late 20s is gross and disgusting. Anyone who has been around 15/16 y/os in their 20s knows how naive and impressionable they are, and how dangerous that is when it comes to relationships with someone even 3-4 years older for them. You can have a fetish for short skirts but highschoolers are not fetish material to any adult with a basic morals and decent judgement. Imo if you're 20+ and fetishising a 16 y/o, you're looking to exploit a power imbalance, regardless of the age of consent because even 4 years of difference between 16 and 20 is a massive life gap. The only reason people fetishise a 16 y/o is because of their youth and impressionability, because if it was the short skirt you'd look at someone of adult age. I don't know what specifically HIMR has said about highschoolers so I'm not going to comment on him personally (if someone can shed light on what he's said please do), but I really don't take it well when adults lust over 15-16 y/os. They are not fully developed emotionally/ psychologically, they are far too impressionable, and they should not be sexualised by adults, period. It's sadly far too prevalent and we've become desensitised to it.
This is so specific and so accurate, and I don't know how you thought of that but I can't unsee it now. Although I will say that for all her faults Aki just seems like a harmless cringey weeb, while Joey has the inflated ego of 100 monster truck tires.
The great fallacy about racism is that it's something only white people do. It's not. Edward talking smack about darker Asians is racism. Even if you think racism is something which has to be, by definition, entrenched and institutionalised - light skin Asians talking shit about darker skin Asians is institutionalised racism. It's so prevalent in east Asia to look down on SE Asians - just look at how east Asians treat Filipina and Indonesian domestic maids in HK & Singapore, or how the Chinese Malay population say the local Malaysians are dumb and backwards. It took Japan until 2008 to recognise they had an indigenous population (Ainu/ Utari) and that the Japanese archipelago didn't just consist of Wajin. Edward's views aren't prejudice; they're racist. It's not uncommon for a lot of lighter skin SE Asians to have some kind of complex about their skin, either a guilt complex where they pass for east Asian and therefore get treated 'better', or a superiority complex (Edward) where they think they're better than anyone darker skinned. I feel like his fanbase is just Asian fetishists, which is really nothing new. The issue is that he's just another (PS botched) face in a sea of Asians on the web, and as many people have already said... he's not a good content maker, so his race is the only thing that's going for him.
Her title and caption are different for her "How did I learn Chinese?" video. Her title says that in English, in Chinese it says "Australian girl shares the attitude/ knowledge of learning Chinese", and the Chinese on the preview screen cap says "why did I learn Chinese?" so Idk what she wanted the main focus to be. Her mandarin is really good for a western learner, she sounds really natural especially b/c she pronounces things well (one of the main reasons why Chinese is so hard to learn is bc incorrect pronunciation will mess up the meaning of what you're saying). The only thing is that she lacks the more difficult vocab at this stage. I think with a few more years you wouldn't be able to tell she wasn't Chinese if you didn't see her, she kinda sounds like overseas Chinese even at this stage. And she speeds things up/ makes her voice high pitched when she's making a joke/ saying something silly. Like she says "oh where did I get to..." when she loses her train of thought at around 5:45 mins.
Good lord the fillers... I've said it so many times before but I honestly just want to cry when I think she got plastic surgery even though she was gorgeous naturally. Now she looks like a gangnam unnie...
I really don't get the trend for massively thick eyebrows. I mean a full brow is good and all but ones as thick as your eyes are just jarring... I like her style (occasionally) but her eyebrows should be thinner/ lighter... they become the focal point of any picture because they just don't fit the rest of her look... they're especially bad on her 'kawaii~~~' looks.
Just... he could just make anime reviews. Just talk about an anime. Even his shitty rants would be better than reviewing an anime in haiku form. It's like trying to do a novel in 10 tweets, it's not going to work unless you have Buddhist monk levels of haiku skill. It's just gonna be cringey and pointless after the novelty wears off, which is after 20 seconds.
Imo his content got worse because he thinks he doesn't need to try when he already has a significant subscriber base. He's at the point where he's just cruising on already amassed connections/ sponsors, but sucks for him that his personality is/ has become dirge and that'll eventually ruin him if doesn't turn out actual content. Well maybe not. Maybe he can peddle his stuff to preteen weebs continually, there'll always be more of them.