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LaLa is a 26 year old KVlogger from America currently living in South Korea. One of her most notable videos titled "Korean Boys Are Naughty," gained over 400k views. At first, she pandered to speaking about her experiences in Korea, however she has stated that she doesn't want to touch on topics surrounding Korea anymore...or so she says.
-In one of her earlier videos here, she talks about "Haters and Bullies" in Korea. Basically, there was another black Youtuber who was being 'fake' towards her. People speculated whether she was talking about Megan Bowen or Kennie JD, but it was confirmed that it was the Youtuber 'Somewhere Always Tee'
-The infamous beef with Kennie JD. In Kennie's "5 Signs You Are A Koreaboo" video, one of the signs is, and I quote, "4. You spend large amounts of time looking for people to live vicariously through to satisfy your fetishes about Koreans. Ambw, amww, Latin woman etc or videos that contain "my Korean boyfriend" but the race of the boyfriend has no consequence to the nature of the video." People took this as a jab towards LaLa and LaLa decided to bash Kennie not only in a video (which she deleted) but on Instagram (which she also deleted...but of course there are screenshots) when she could have just...oh Idk..handled it woman to woman?
-Talks about facing racism...but perpetuates racist antics. In this video she talks about a television show in Korea that was going to use blackface in one of its acts. She's also talked about facing racism in Korea as well in this video. If LaLa wants to call out racism, that's perfectly fine. However, she's perpetuated racist antics through her actions even though she claims she wants a change.
-Photoshopping her thumbnails. Now, I don't personally care if someone shops their photos...as long as it isn't extreme, or they don't try to deny it. However, my problem with her doing it is that she claims in this video that she doesn't care that she doesn't "fit Korean beauty standards," and that she has a "bigger nose" than Koreans who get surgery, but she gushes about how she loves herself and wants to teach others about confidence...okay, but if she loves her big nose so much then...why is she making it smaller...? It's hella obvious too. She has like...a different structured face throughout her thumbnails, like...we all know from watching her videos that her nose is not this small. If she's insecure about her nose, it's okay to say that, but she shouldn't preach about loving her nose and how "Omg Koreans shave their jaw?!" when she partakes in trying to change herself to fit the standard.
-Using abelism in her recent video to be funny. In her "10 Korean Questions I'm Tired of Answering" video, she not only talks about Korea after she said she wouldn't, she uses an insult in the video about how people asking her about her boyfriend must be "riding the short bus." Her followers found it funny too, one of them calling it the "retarded imitation," and she liked the comment.
At first, I loved LaLa. When I stumbled upon her channel I thought, wow a black girl who moves to Korea and doesn't have problematic tendencies? Yes!
....But little by little I started to see how messy she really was. Maybe some of this pettiness would be tolerable if she were a child, but she's approaching 30 and unfortunately doesn't show signs of knowing better, at least not in my opinion. To her, having a high sub count means everything, and she seeks constant validation from her followers. Anyone who doesn't agree with her she seems to shade even though she doesn't like when shade is thrown her way. In my eyes, she's a straight up hypocrite who can dish out drama because she has followers and that's it. It's a cheap shot, and a punk move, because she wouldn't dare shade someone with a higher sub count or more clout than her.
So, what do you guys think? After her actions have been clogging the KVlogger thread, people felt like she deserved her own, so here it is.