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I'm not exactly staning him personally, but for me what made me decide he wasn't as much problematic as I originally thought, was the fact that everyone that said negative stuff about him ended up being filthy liars, untrustworthy or worse than him on some levels(John Kuckian, Kat von D, Jackie Aina, Manny, Gabriel Zamora, Thomas Halbert, etc etc). Kinda change the perspective I had of him and of Youtube in general.
To make it short ? He's the least problematic of the bunch, and that's saying a lot.
I remember when I said that and once again, someone is coming out of the woodwork to defame Jeffree Star for personal gain. This year is filled with backstabbers in the beauty community, I swear
I saw a lot of people stipulate that Thomas Halbert would gain nothing from speaking ill of Jeffree Star, but seeing how he's in the spotlight right now... I'm skeptical. From my end, he has everything to gain, if his merch line isn't selling well. Bad publicity is as good as any publicity, after all. And it's impossible that he flop as hard as Manny or Laura Lee, because he never been relevant enough for that
I stopped following Thomas a few months ago because he seemed a lot sketchy with his overly clickbait titles. I guess my guts told me right
Did you see what other female cosplayers wore? Because there's not much diversity in that category. I'm simply thankful she has a styled wig and that I can recognize the character without having to read the captions Not only that, but she added appropriate accessories, when others I've seen just thrown something quick for a selfie. We all know she's lazy, but I can appreciate the fact that despite being one of the quickest to jump on the bandwagon, she still pulled something decent compared to others.
After seeing this ''clown'' makeup, I know what true horror is now.
For her pricing; I think she's aware that if she sold her stuff for the price other sex workers sell their stuff for, nobody would buy it. She has nothing that other girls doesn't have and her ''content'' isn't worth the price.
I'm not a fan of her cosplays usually, but this one is possibly the best Bowsette cosplay I've seen since all the female cosplayers hopped on the waggon. I just wish the eyebrows were ticker and bushy, and that she had pointy teeth.
Since the whole ''Laura Lee'' thing, people are siding with Trisha after her rant video about the situation and I am simply baffled. Trisha never really apologized for all the stupid stuff she did in the past, she only found good excuses for her bad behavior. It's like people forgot she posted a transphobic rant video a few years back(when she was ''friend'' with Gigi), or her homophobic rant video, that she deleted because of the backlash, or her deciding to ''become'' a lesbian because guys were too much trouble.
Her whole rant video about Laura Lee, about her fake crying at the camera because she got caught, was like... Hypocritical? Like who is TRISHA PAYTAS to tell someone they fucked up when she's the queen of crying in front of the camera so her fans will forgive her? And everyone is just kissing her ass in the comments(not only there, everywhere on Youtube, even when it's not about her). I am simply... mind blown.
For me, Trisha Paytas is literally Tana Mongeau but older and wiser because when Youtubers weren't considered celebrities, she had all the time in the world to cover her own shit. Plus, she's a friend of both Jeffree Star and Shane so people give her the benefit of the doubt, as if who you're friends with define who you are.
Let's be real for a second; From what he's explaining, and from my own understanding, he was fed lies by Manny(and Laura probably backed him up in some ways) and he thought Jeffree Star had been a horrible c*nt to them in the past. Not only that, but Jeffree was being a shady bitch toward ''his friends''(or who he thought were his friends) and because of the documentary with Shane, many people started to attack both Laura and Manny on Jeffree's behalf, so he got hella pissed and decided to paint a narrative(like he said) against Jeffree Star's image. Can I respect that? No, but yes.
Yes because this guy seems to be loyal to a fault for people he cares about and ready to throw hands with anybody wanting to hurt his friends and I can only respect that. I've been that person in many ways and being manipulated by people you trusted, before being backstabbed and thrown in the pit of wolves, is the worst feeling ever.
And no because he manipulated his fans to believe the stuff he knew was wrong/fake.
I don't believe anymore that Jeffree Star is that ''horrible person'' that many people say he is. Am I a fan? Not really. But all the people that decided to make me believe he is ''evil'' turned out to be worse(John Kuckian comes to mind) or to not be trustworthy(Jackie Aina). Yes, he said fucked up shit in the past, but like. It was 10 years ago. And the rest of what he said can be taken out of context, so I'm just not sure of what to trust anymore.
I don't know what's behind the scenes and I think that's what Gabriel experienced. He thought he could trust what people told him, but in the end, he got manipulated and then ditched like a soiled rag.
I really think Laura Lee is a fake bitch, but I think she's being manipulated too. From what Gabriel said, Laura helped him with his channel so there's a part of me that thinks that maybe she was sincere with him but had more loyalty/believed more in Manny so she chooses him.
Ok so PsychIRL is a really great channel and she just posted this video and I really want to watch it because I respect her work so much but at the same time I can't watch Bobby Burns anymore without cringing. I'm gonna give it a try tho, because she's very talented. I know PsychIRL isn't a well known channel, so I decided to share. I thought it could interest people to see it. Also, I am confused to see Bobby here, considering he's trying to do... something different from his commentary videos, I guess. I don't know what he's trying, but he's doing it lol
Let's be completely honest, though; K-Pop idols have no choice in the matter. Most of them are under a very strict contract with their label and they can be forced to get under the knife to keep their career afloat. Not only that, but the K-Pop industry is cut throat and if a group doesn't attract crowds, well... They are still under their contract, but unable to pay the debt back. Which is bad, because then they will be forced to take the escort route, or anything to pay the bills.
Plastic surgery in the K-Pop industry is a must these days. Even the idols with the good genes need to get some here and there to keep their popularity. It is a very superficial world. That's why, when it comes to people outside of the business world, I think it's stupid of them to get the ''Gangnam face''(because there are so many choices out there besides a Dorito jaw), but when it comes to idols, I'm simply sad. I see often backlash about their surgeries(like Park Bom), and it saddens me a lot. She was looking better before, yes, but I can understand how it came to that.
Honestly, same. He's babying Tana because she's ''so young and she didn't know what she was doing'', but like. She planned that damn event, it was her who decided to do this, nobody forced her hand when she made that video and announced it. If she didn't know what she was doing, she should have never opened her big mouth, plain and simple. Moreover, people paid for her mistakes in many ways; financially(the ticket price asides, there's people who paid 70$ for the VIP) and physically(coz it got to the point that some people got hospitalized).
I just can't get over the fact that Shane is trying to back her up. He's trying to make her seem like ''a poor innocent girl who got framed by a horrible company'' or something. Her fake tears made me choke because seriously? I don't even want to know if Shane thought it was genuine or not, I'm over him completely.
In the end; She made that event, she ''planned'' it, 19 years old or not, and it should follow her career until she shows she changed/matured. She gotta realize that her actions have consequences and that not everyone is going to excuse her mistakes(especially her mistakes that involve other people).
Random, but I was wondering; Did the fans got their money back?
You're right Shane, the Tanacon totally wasn't planned by sheer pettiness and spite towards Vidcon; It totally had ''good intentions'', and that's why it was, in your words, ''thrown in a month''. You're right, you're right, I mean, if I was planning a big event like this, for the sake of my fans, who paid for this shit, I totally would throw a big event in a month to make everyone ''happy''. I shouldn't plan everything a year ahead of time, a month is totally enough. Why hiring people to help me with this, and making sure everything ends up fine and not in total chaos, right? I can totally wind it.
Totally not making this for the money, nu-uh. The chaos and poor planning? It's to make everyone happy, obviously.
Anyway, I'm done with the sarcasm, but seriously Shane's tweet takes the cake. It made me so fired up. I'm sure Tana didn't plan to make a total fool out of herself, he's right about that at least, and she probably thought it was an amazing idea, but our girl is immature at best and cannot be responsible to save her life(and career loll). I didn't think it would go down like this(or as badly as this), I sincerely hoped for the event to work out, but in the end, it kinda makes sense that Tana Mongeau would screw it up that badly. She's pretty young and she probably didn't know what to do at all, so. Are they good excuses? Yes. Is it forgivable? Duh, yes. But did she make a terrible mistake and literally made her fans pay for crap? Yeah, and she should give their money back ASAP. Shane's ''would make it up to you somehow'' is right. Tana needs to act and not hide her head in the sand(Idk if it's what she planned to do, but).