New name as of October 13th 2018: cozykitsune
(Also known as McKenna Kaelin and Kenna Suman)
Previous threads here, here and here (because not even three threads about her was enough!)
(image from this video)
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*The Twitter URL works, but that's because somebody else has claimed the Twitter username. The original @covfefewithkenna account was terminated sometime during the whole plagiarism scandal
Who is simply_kenna?
Simply_kenna is a 23-year-old ”aesthetic”/beauty Youtuber and Instagrammer who is also a buddhist. She lives in Temecula in southern California.
Why does she deserve to be in the ”Little Snowflakes” section?
The answer is that there are many reasons! Some of them have already been listed here, here and here (make sure to also read the old summaries if you haven’t done it already!), but it seems that there is no stopping this girl, because ever since the creation of the last summary she has managed to come up with even more bullshit.
Asian fetish video(new!)
First of all, I am sure at least a few of you are here because you caught wind of her not-so-well-received Asian fetish video but didn’t have time to watch it before she deleted it. Luckily for you, PULL users are avid archivers, and therefore a couple of us decided to download the video before it went down and then re-upload it. Watch the video here or here.
As of July 19th 2018, Kenna still claims to be aromantic-asexual. In her latest Q & A, she even said ”she is 99.9 % sure that she is what is referred to as a ”sex repulsed asexual”:
Her lack of sexuality is something that she has come to feel very strongly about lately, seeing how last month was Pride month and she thinks asexuals should be included in the LGBT community:She also thinks Youtube demonetized her ”Asian fetish” specifically because the platform discriminates specifically against asexuals (and not because the video title contained the word ”fetish”):In fact, she feels so strongly about it that she even accused LGBT people who don’t think asexuals should be included in the community of being ”sex loving assholes”… and then tried to backpedal it when she realized that you probably shouldn’t call a community’s/social movement’s members ”sex-loving assholes” if you want to be included in their midst (especially considering that the very reason the movement was created was that society viewed LGBT people as perverted, promiscuous deviants who didn’t deserve equal rights):Afterwards, she tried to backpedal even more because ”Actually I never said asexuals should become part of the LGBT community or that they have it worse”:Don’t worry, though, Kenna posts a lot about LGBT rights… so much that she, so far, hasn’t posted anything LGBT related that didn’t mostly have to do with her asexuality. Her idea of being supportive of the LGBT community seems to boil down to following a yaoi account on Instagram:”Wait a minute, I thought she was a sex-repulsed asexual? This doesn’t add up!”. You are absolutely correct; ”Who has the biggest dick in DmmD” and liking pictures of kinky characters from yaoi comedy manga (Ayato Yuri from Yarichin Bitch Club) doesn’t exactly scream ”sex repulsion”. These are not the only signs that point to her lying about her ”having been aro ace for as long as she can remember”, however, as many of her older comments/posts tell a completely different story. Some of the examples were posted in the second and the third summary, but new discoveries have been made ever since:One particularly remarkable totally 100 % aro ace moment was that one time during her Japan trip when she stalked a boy she found hot and even took pictures of him (for more information about Kenna’s unhealthy obsession with Japanese people and her weeabooness in general, go to the ”Weeaboo” section):Buddhism (updated!)You might have noticed that the introductory paragraph now states that ”Simply_Kenna (…) is also (or at least used to be) a buddhist”, instead of just ”Simply_Kenna (…) is also a buddhist”. The reason for that is that while there was a time period when Simply_Kenna was a practicing buddhist – or at least pretended to be one – and was all about that Buddhism aesthetic, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore:
When people asked her if she was no longer a buddhist, she tried coming up with some half-hearted excuse where she implied that she was always a ”philosophical” buddhist, not a ”religious” buddhist:… despite the fact that her old ”buddhist era” social media posts prove otherwise:"Dark" past(new!)Kenna has not always been a porcelain white, smol, magical Instagram fairy; she actually used to be quite different once upon a time. Here are a few pictures of her before she became a rising aesthetic star on Instagram:
(This is not a snowflake trait per se, but nevertheless, it’s interesting to see how much she has changed)
Q: You are in Japan, a country which is quite different from the United States and is well-known for its rich and multifaceted culture. You claim to have an interest in the culture. What would you do if you were Kenna?
A: Visit Tokyo Disneyland, of course, just like she visits Disneyland Park five times a week when she’s at home! (For more information about her twisted relationship with Japan, go to the ”Weeaboo” section)
Sadly, Kenna didn’t leave her Disney obsession in Japan, and to this day, her obsession remains as strong as ever. For example, Kenna doesn’t change her seasonal aesthetic when the seasons actually change, but when Disney changes its merchandise (and yet somehow thinks she's "fighting the system":She also seems to have an abnormal obsession with a certain pink Disneyland door:Luckily enough, Kenna makes up for all of this by sharing her very broad Disney knowledge with us mere mortals, as she is a Disney expert… except for when she turns out to be completely wrong and just ends up looking like a condescending fool:Fashion(updated!)
Kenna’s fashion sense is a subject that was already touched on in the last summary but deserves being high-lighted again, because to put it bluntly, her sense of style hasn’t exactly improved.
She still likes wearing her favorite white corset a tad bit too much:She also likes wearing a certain brown jacket a lot (regardless of whether it fits or not):Last but not least, she thinks dressing up as a sourdough bread and two baguettes is a good idea:Hair(updated!)
In the third summary, I talked about Kenna’s hair and how it’s basically damaged beyond reparation. You would think she would have tried to do something about it ever since (a beauty guru is supposed to care about her looks, after all), but nope, she has actually decided to make it even more hay like by dyeing it once again:
However, that does not mean she will stop massacring her hair any time soon. Much like Japanese holdouts refused to believe that Imperial Japan had actually lost the war and continued to fight against enemies of the empire long after the August 1945 surrender, Kenna simply_refuses to believe that her hair is irreparably damaged:Humor(updated!)
Kenna’s humor was already questionable back when the third summary was published, and it remains questionable to this day (check out this video where she dresses up as a old disabled woman; also, the ”granny chic” part is a subtle reference to PULL’s jokes about her clothes):
(”Wow, does she know Marzia Bisognin!?”, the answer is no, not at all. Go to ”Sucking up to other Youtubers in Japan (but only in Japan!)” for more information)
That doesn’t stop her from being very proud of it; after all, the people who don’t like her humor just don’t get it!In fact, she is so proud of her humor that she once felt the need to post the same joke twice (the first comment is from October 2017, the second one is from April 2018):"I'm smooool"(updated!)
In case you couldn’t tell from her Instagram posts and/or haven’t read the third summary, Kenna is very smol and only 4’11. She thinks it’s really important to empathize her smolness and how she might look tall but is actually only 4’11:
She also thinks it’s important to point out that she is so smol that she fits into toddler clothes …… and that her friend Bree’s clothes are way too big for her (because Bree is much bigger, teheh!):Don’t get her wrong though, Kenna doesn’t actually care about her genetically smol body or people questioning her height. It’s everybody else that’s forcing her to defend herself:In fact, she once even tried to pull a ”I’m actually plus size” stunt, which backfired horribly on her and eventually made her turn off the comments on that particular post:Inability to handle criticism/Obsession with haters(updated!/new!)
Criticizing Kenna is like walking on a mine field, because she simply_cannot stand when somebody doesn’t kiss her ass. As mentioned in the last summary, she has three tactics when it comes to dealing (or rather attempting to deal) with criticism; the first one being that she acts extremely passive aggressive/condescending and accuses the other person of being too sensitive ...
Sometimes, she even posts Insta stories dedicated to her ”haters” which, 99 % of the time, are people with legitimate criticism or just trolls (and then she gets angry when someone kindly corrects her grammar mistakes):... or whole videos dedicated to her haters (Naturally, I am talking about her now deleted ”Asian fetish” video). Then there is her second tactic, which is her wallowing in self-pity and victimizing herself, to the point where she writes TL;DR-worthy long Instagram captions dedicated to PULL her haters:Then, of course, there’s her third tactic, which is the ”It’s just a prank bro” tactique:Naturally, that doesn’t stop her from claiming she actually doesn’t care about her ”haters”; she doesn’t have time for that, you see? (Despite the fact that she actually spent a good chunk of her Japan trip responding to negative comments; for more information on her Japan shenanigans, scroll down to the ”Weeaboo section”)Oh, and Kenna is apparently also her biggest critic:Narcissism(updated!)
Kenna claims she is her biggest critic, but it would probably more accurate to describe her as ”her biggest fan”. Because boy, does Kenna love to talk about herself! (Even when she’s supposed to be talking about somebody else)
Of course, that doesn’t mean she always talks about herself. Sometimes, she also talks about one of those moments when somebody else was talking about her:Neutral emotions(updated!)
You might be aware of the fact that Kenna, many months ago, claimed she only felt ”neutral” emotions (whatever that means). ”But”, the optimist in you may think, ”maybe she has moved on from such nonsense?”. Well, somebody was kind enough to ask her about it, and this was her response;
All of the summaries and threads that have been made about her are full of examples of her being anything but emotionally neutral, so I don’t really need to post more examples in this section. But, just for the sake of it: here is a screenshot of a post where she is being extremely neutrally angry at Instagram for (rightfully) deleting the Juuzou Suzuya cosplay pictures where she was holding a knife:No effort(updated!)
When it comes to Kenna and getting her life together, nothing has changed since the the creation of the third thread. She still hasn’t gotten a job or begun going to college/university, her life is still a never-ending vacation and yet she still can’t be bothered to put out new videos more often than once in a blue moon. One particularly great example of this is her J-vlogs, as she initially promised she was going to do daily vlogs in Japan ...
… a promise which soon turned into ”Did I say daily vlogs? Sorry, I meant I was going to film every day and post weekly vlogs!” ...
… which also turned out to be a promise she couldn’t keep, because during her whole trip, she only posted one single vlog. Of course, this didn’t stop her from guilt-tripping people for daring to ask her about her promised vlogs because it was ”stressing”. ”Keeping my promises? Moi?"In the end, she was only able to put out one more j-vlog after leaving Japan because she ran into too many technical issues and eventually, she ”coincidentally” ”lost” all of the remaining footage:Last but not least, to give you a good idea of Kenna’s current video production rate, here is a screenshot of all of the videos she’s produced since March 21 (the creation date of the third thread):Paycheck to paycheck(updated!)
Just like there are a lot of questions to be asked when it comes to her sexuality, there are a lot of things which simply don’t make sense when it comes to Kenna’s financial situation. To begin with, while she has mentioned her family had money troubles in the past, it’s clear that she is far from poor now since she has a trust fund waiting for her on her 23rd birthday and wants to use the money to move to Japan and go to language school (instead of buying a house in the United States as was originally planned). That, and most people with no job and a very limited Youtube income wouldn’t be able to go to Disneyland multiple times a week or visit Japan twice in less than a year (all of this while spending a shit ton of money):
However, at the same time, she once famously declared that she lives ”paycheck to paycheck”, and constantly acts like her financial situation isn’t the greatest:She has even asked her followers for free Crunchyroll passes twice:Whenever she gets asked about her financial situation, she is very quick to get defensive and tell the other person that she ”never said she was living paycheck to paycheck now, that was all in the past”:Photo editing/"I'm really pale"(updated!)
Kenna’s desire to look like a porcelain pale gangnam unnie doll due to her Asian fetish and how she edits her photos in the most ridiculous ways is something that was already quite a hot discussion subject back when the third summary was created. Since then, the subject has only become even more of a hot topic to discuss, as Kenna’s addiction to Snow app white skin, aegyo sal and dorito chins has grown worse:
Much like Kenna has three modus operandi when it comes to dealing with criticism, she has three modus operandi when it comes to responding to accusations about her editing her photos and wanting to look Asian. Her first modus operandi is flat out denying all accusations and implying that it’s totally her real skin tone/chin/eye size/whatever:Seriously, she once even posted a photo of herself as a child to prove that she has always had eyes as big as plates (as if toddlers have the exact same physical features as adults) and porcelain white skin (even though there are other photos from her childhood which don’t have a fucked up color balance and show that no, she didn’t have such pale skin):Her second modus operandi is acknowledging that she edits her photos while trying to drastically downplay the effects of the filters (did I mention that she has dedicated not only one, but two videos to those terrible filter haters which she apparently doesn’t care about?):Her last modus operandi is acting like she has always been open about the fact that she edits her photos to hell and back:Unluckily for Kenna, the Snow app has yet to transform her into an Edward Cullen pale Asian doll in reality. Once she steps outside the realm of triangle chin editing and whitening filters, it becomes painfully obvious that she simply_looks very different in real life and that her make up/foundation (which doesn’t fit her actual skin tone/facial features at all) only makes it ten times worse:Bonus: have you ever wanted to see a Snow app addict cosplay as Juuzou Suzuya from Tokyo Ghoul? No? Well, now you get the chance to anyway:Poetry(updated!)
Considering that Kenna supposedly scored ”College level” on star reading in high school and is planning to publish her own poetry book, you would expect her to write poems that are in college level English or at least for her writing to have improved over time, right?
Just kidding, they are as badly written as ever! One manner of describing it would be that she writes her poems in pretentious toilet English, because that’s the best way to describe them, you see (she loves to use that expression):To be frank, her writing skills leave a great deal to be desired. Naturally, this doesn’t stop her from making fun of non native English speakers’ spelling skills ...… despite the fact that spelling isn’t her strongest suit either:Sucking up to other Youtubers in Japan (but only in Japan!(new!)
Another appropriate name for this category would be ”How do you do fellow Youtubers that are in Japan”. For some reason (probably because she didn’t want to be alone since her Japanese skills aren’t the greatest; I once again kindly direct you to the ”Weeaboo” section for more information), Kenna spent a LOT of time trying to suck up to other Youtubers that also were in Japan at the time, notably Marzia Bisognin:
One other person which she tried sucking up to was Mei Yan. They actually ended up meeting:However, despite Kenna going as far as calling Mei ”her friend Mei”, it appears that Mei didn’t feel the same way about her (she has made no mention of their meeting), so that didn’t go too well:Other youtubers which she tried sucking up to and/or ended up meeting are Jobo/The Anime Man, Venus Angelic and mikan.mandarin:Curiously enough, it seems that she more or less stopped talking to her ”friends” in Japan as soon as she was back in the United States (except for one time when Venus Angelic commented on her Instagram post and she responded in a… rather strange manner):Ungratefulness(updated!)
Kenna’s ungratefulness has been brought up before, and it’s most likely going to be brought up again. She wouldn’t be able to earn money from Youtube or be an influencer if it weren’t for her fans, and yet, she continues to treat them like they’re dirt on her boots because apparently ”it’s not her job to figure out how to please critics and viewers” (also, asking her about her promised daily, sorry, weekly vlogs is only going to earn you a ”please stop”):
Sending her packages probably isn’t a good idea, because there’s a high risk she’ll end up losing it:It’s also worth noting that while she was in Japan, she was approached by a Taiwanese photographer and was asked to ”model all over Shibuya”. Does that mean she was kind enough to tag the woman on Instagram as thanks for photographing her? Well, not really, instead Kenna tried to claim that ”I don’t think she had a Instagram”:Unluckily for Kenna, the photographer ended up finding her Instagram account, so in the end, she had no choice but to tag her:And despite all of this, she still expects her fans to help her with just about anything:Weeaboo(updated!)
”So far, you have mentioned her Japan trip and referred to the Weeaboo section more than just a couple of times. Sure, the things you mentioned were pretty bad, but it can’t get much worse than that, right?” Oh, my sweet summer child, you haven’t seen anything yet. Where do I even begin to describe the mess that is Kenna’s relationship with Japan?
First of all, it’s important to note that Kenna not only is thinking about using her trust fund money to move to Japan and go to language school there instead of buying a house in the United States. She actually views Japan as her home:”Home” refers to the place where one lives. Since Kenna only has been on holiday in Japan, her referring to the country as her ”home” couldn’t possibly have anything to do with her place of residence. Of course, it is possible to feel at home in a foreign country a multitude of reasons (e.g. its cultural values may resonate more with you than those of your home country), but what reasons could Kenna possibly have for doing so? Let’s take a look at her Japanese knowledge. Like an exemplary weeaboo, Kenna loves to use Japanese words in the middle of sentences:Of course, that doesn’t mean she actually speaks the language. So does she know Japanese? Well, Kenna actually started learning Japanese using Duolingo, but she ended up dropping it as she found it much easier to just learn Japanese from anime:Now, studying a foreign language requires a little bit more than just watching cartoons – especially a language that is as different from English as Japanese (obviously it’s always a good idea to watch films/TV series in Japanese if you’re learning the language, but you’re not going to learn things such as grammar and syntax just by watching anime) – so for her to be able to hold conversations that require more than ”X onegaishimasu” and ”arigatou” seems rather unlikely. Well, according to Kenna, she’s a real pro at holding conversations in Japanese:Surprise, surprise, there are a lot of things that point to her exaggerating her level of fluency. For example, she doesn’t know basic beginner stuff such as the difference between kana and kanji or that honorific suffixes are supposed to be attached at the end of a name:She also thinks being called an ”otaku” is something to be proud of (while it is true that it’s actually not always used in a derogatory manner, it’s pretty clear that the high school boy definitely wasn’t trying to compliment her):One time, she even claimed she had to eat at Starbucks because it was late and ”all of the food places were closed”, despite the fact that it was only around 22:00-22:30 and it’s highly unlikely that you wouldn’t be able to find an open restaurant at that time of the night in Tokyo,one of the biggest cities in the world:Speaking of Kenna and ordering dishes with easily pronounceable English names in Japan, it appears that she has no interest in Japanese cuisine whatsoever. You’d expect someone who claims to have an interest in Japanese culture to want to taste the local cuisine, but her trip diet almost single handedly consisted of pancakes and other Western-style dishes which she’s already able to get at home:What is that drives her love for Japan, then? Well, she really likes and appreciates Japan because they love and appreciate Disney just like her (that’s why she went to Disneyland all the time when she was on vacation there):She is also completely addicted to anime:However, the most notable weeaboo trait of hers is her Asian fetish. I have already mentioned that she wants to look like a gangnam unnie, but she also has this really creepy obsession with Japanese people and East Asians in general; she basically views them as little magical creatures and calls them things such as ”fairies” (notably the boy she stalked) and ”lil”:According to Kenna, all Japanese people also love her and treat her like a goddess all the time. Her Japan trip was basically r/thathappened (her post about the ”lil flower man” actually made it to r/rhathappened):Now, does this mean it’s 100 % unthinkable that there were some Japanese people that said she was ”kawaii” and/or asked for her picture? Of course not, but she seems to think that this is something that only happens to her specifically (when it’s actually not that uncommon for natives in Japan to compliment foreigners and whatnot simply because of the fact that they are foreigners):Other things worth noting: she thinks setting your photo down on a religious monument at a temple isn’t disrespectful as long as other tourists are also being disrespectful #Japanisallabouttherespect:She thinks it’s funny that the Japanese really love Duffy the Disney Bear while ”90 % of Americans” don’t know who he is, even though Duffy was a Japan-only product for many years and hasn’t been as aggressively marketed in the United States as in Japan (meaning that it’s only natural that not many Americans are aware of his existence):Last but not least, she seriously thinks she’ll be able to get into the voice acting industry:So what does Kenna have to say about the people accusing her of being a weeaboo? Well, we already know she’s made a whole video responding to such accusations, but in case you are too lazy to watch it, here’s a comment which more or less sums her views up:You heard her. She is NOT obsessed! Case closed. In other news, she expects her next Japan trip to last three months:Stay tuned for part 3 of Kenna’s kennamalistic adventures in Japan, folks.
Kenna is a snowflake because she claims to be aro ace despite often not acting like one, claims she wants to spread positivity but often insults others and responds aggressively and immaturely to criticism because she can’t handle it herself, claims she is buddhist but barely knows anything about the religion, mostly seems to use it for the aesthetic and now seems to have stopped being ”buddhist” altogether, likes to claim she’s an expert on something when she’s only known about it for a few days, only cares about her heritage whenever it fits her, is a Koreaboo and a weeaboo who lately has been taking her obsession with Japan to a completely new level as she seems to have developed a strong Asian fetish, tried sucking up to other Youtubers who also were in Japan during her trip in all sorts of cringeworthy ways, writes pretentious poetry in toilet English and has no qualms berating others for their English skills, edits her photos in order to look more pale and like a gangnam unnie, always brags about how smol and qt kawaii she is, lies about sponsorships and her financial situation, claims to feel ”neutral emotions, is ridiculously obsessed with Disney, has questionable humor and is an ungrateful and narcissistic twat. Before she made her apology video, she also used to attack other Youtubers/Instagrammers for copying her while simultaneously plagiarizing and stealing art from others, fetishize real life gay people, own decapitated Buddha heads despite being a Buddhist and use racial slurs. As of July 19th 2018, it appears that she is planning to turn into a level 10000 snowflake wizard by moving to Japan just because she likes Disney, anime and receiving compliments.
To end it all on a more positive note, here is a picture of some dude giving Kenna the finger as she is twirling around in the middle of a busy street while being under the delusion that everybody in Japan loves her:
(Thank you @kamineko for helping me out by giving me suggestions and providing a few screenshots! I also want to give a shout-out to @emerald-metaphors for writing those amazing 100 page summaries as they made my job easier. Last but not least, thank you everybody else for contributing to the previous threads in one way or another.)