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After the recent fiasco, Kim probably needs her own thread. For those unaware, this thread was made immediately after some significant drama of Kim accusing someone else (widely believed to be Melodee Morita) of "copying" her. Luckily, we have all the receipts for you to make up your own mind.
Background: Kim Dao is an Australian vlogger living and working (?) in Japan. It's fairly accurate to say that Youtube is her full-time job, although from the little snippits she posts she most likely has sponsorships etc. For those interested, she is of Vietnamese ethnicity but she was born and raised in Australia. She graduated university with a degree in Japanese and Psychology from Australia before she moved to Japan.
Incidents: There are two events that made Kim more or less take over the jvloggers general thread, and they're the reasons why she deserves her own thread.
---> Racism in Japan video
Kim posted a Racism in Japan video (now taken down or made private) in June 2016. The basic summary of the video is that Kim, Sharla and Taylor were at a restaurant and the people on the table next to them were alleged by Kim to be talking smack about the trio. In Kim's vlog, it's pretty clear that both Sharla and Kim are pissed off at what they're saying (while Taylor isn't because of her lack of language skills), and both girls believe that the adjacent table are talking about them. There were multiple comments under Kim's video that said the adjacent table weren't talking about the three girls, and that they were discussing their co-workers at work, comments which Kim replied to saying they were wrong and that the table was indeed talking about the trio.
Einshine posted a video that directly references Kim, which you can see here.
If you want to see the original video, MayAllYourBaconBurn posted it here.
---> Stolen content
In October 2016, Kim accused someone of copying her video about makeup in Japan without naming any names. Kim made vague posts on twitter about someone copying the layout, font and emjois of her video:
In light of all this drama, this was the video that Kim supposedly accused Melodee of copying:
You can judge for yourself if Melodee copied Kim. One thing that did happen was that Melodee altered the thumbnail and title (a minor change), likely just to gauge what was best for her video. Also note that Melodee released this video 3 months before Kim, so the only logical conclusion to Kim's claims are:
> Melodee released her video
> Kim releases her video 3 months later
> Kim gets a lot of hits
> Melodee decides to change title to make her video come up higher/ more often when searched
And yet she proves none of that (see below).
The font, layout and emojis are in no way indicating Melodee copied Kim, as Melodee has a different colour scheme, different layout, different text arrangement, different fonts and only uses the Japan flag emoji. None of the content is copied because Melodee released the video months before Kim did.
As of the creation of this post, Melodee has taken the video down or privatised it.
This is the "proof" that Kim posted that made the copying "very obvious":
She didn't post this as a stand alone tweet, but as a reply to another tweet.
These "receipts" prove next to nothing, simply that someone else made a video on an ever popular topic, which is buying makeup in Japan. She didn't post the thumbnail, which once again proves nothing because the only "proof" she has is that someone made a video with a title similar to hers.
More ~ r e c e i p t s ~ under spoiler
All screenshots have been taken from PULL and a few from lolcow; thanks guys for keeping receipts, maybe we can give these to Kim and she can use them to ask for a refund for her university degree.
Also just for reference, I wanted start her out here in the Online Personalities thread and see what else she does that warrants her snowflakery (at least she hasn't scammed anyone yet).