I do not often speak about politics on the blog or my social media channels. Occasionally I post my sentiments on social movements like BLM and #metoo. But for the most part my blog and my YouTube channel are a forum where I create content that inspires and topics that I am passionate about such as fashion, beauty and photography. I try to keep things positive. But sometimes one is pushed to the limit of keeping silent. So I am sharing with you an experience of sorts that motivated me to speak out. Granted this is not an earth shattering event, but eye opening to be sure.
This past Fashion Week in addition to attending shows much like previous seasons, I also shot street style photos outside the venues. And on one of these cold February, pre-Covid days I shot an attendee who was impeccably dressed in an eye catching look. I loved her style and of course I had to get a snap. She happily posed for me and we followed each other on Instagram to stay in touch, and so that I could alert her when I would be posting her photo. Which I have since deleted off the original NYFW Street Style post. It has earned a slot here. We chatted a few times via Instagram and we also followed each other on Tik Tok. I liked all her Instagram posts which I do for the majority of the people that I follow. She mainly posted fashionable looks, NYFW event photos, and some very clever well done Tik Tok videos. However, this all changed a few weeks after the Black Lives Matter protests.
The first post that caught my attention was one where she said, more or less in all caps followed by 12 giant red exclamation points:” I KNEEL FOR NO ONE BUT GOD!”. Umm OK. That is her prerogative, no one is forcing her to kneel, the BLM protests were not Nazi death camps. No one was putting a gun to her head and forcing her to kneel. If she did not want to kneel, a polite “I am sorry I can not kneel, this goes against my religious beliefs” would suffice.
SO. This is news for what reason? If you don’t want to kneel, don’t. But why do you feel the need to broadcast this on your social media channels? I mean I am not broadcasting on my social media channels. “ I DON’T EAT LIMA BEANS! I WILL EAT LIMA BEANS FOR NO ONE!” I don’t eat lima beans because I don’t like them, as they make me feel like I am eating cockroaches. But no need to broadcast this on my social media channels, it’s my prerogative not eat them so I don’t. I don’t feel the need to share this. So, why does this person feel the need to share that she does not kneel unless in church? And it is not so much that she posted this, but rather, the sense and expression of indignant rage. Rage? Really? She has since deleted this post. She has stated she is brave for voicing her opinions, but she only keeps comments that agree withe her view, and she has also deleted the post on looting featuring an image of an African American woman. A little too hot to handle? Maybe not so brave after all. And finally a week after I wrote this post she set her account to private. I guess she couldn’t keep up with deleting all the comments that did not agree with her. I did not engage on any of these posts. I have my blog and can express my views here.
What do think you think of when you think of a Trump supporter? A middle aged, over weight white male from a red state that use to work in a factory? Would you think of a young, slim, attractive, affluent, fashionable Asian American woman living a life of leisure? I am guessing this is not most people’s vision of an enraged Trump supporter. We are (for the time being) a free country. We are free to have different opinions and not have to agree with one another. That is our prerogative as Americans living in a democracy. It is one thing to support Trump, it is one thing to be against abortion and gay marriage as your religion tells you this is not allowable. It is one thing to not agree with defunding and dismantling the police. That is understandable. I may not agree with everything per say, but as a free country we are free to disagree. Probably better to not bring up politics, but, we can agree to disagree. I can deal with that. BUT…she continued with these posts…
Additional posts said that the BLM movement funded the Democratic party. Many organizations contribute to both the democratic and republican parties. So? This is legal. Nothing secretive. No deep state conspiracy. So your enraged about this why? Other posts called out looters with a photo of an African American female. And in other posts where she speaks to the camera she says that everyone who is not working and does not have a job is lazy and she says this with a sneer. And this, during the worst recession, bordering on a depression in a world wide pandemic. And the kicker? She doesn’t work. I am not %100 sure about this, but about %97 sure. To be honest the majority of influencers I have met from their twenties to their sixties are stay at home housewives (not all but most) who are supported by their husbands. Some make money as influencers, some do not. Some work, but many of them don’t. That is just the way it is. Obviously she does not seem concerned about working with brands. I mean let’s be real, no brand is going to touch her with ten foot pole. And I hope she does not expect invites to Fashion Week anymore. The PR firms will take one look at her Instagram account and it will be umm nope. She sealed her fate there. She also has less then 4k followers (though I think she use to have almost 6k,) on Instagram so she is certainly not supporting herself as an influencer. Most employers can only tolerate so much when it comes to posting political views, so my guess is she is not employed. I can only guess her husband works, or owns his own business. Though they should tread carefully. Her extremist views could effect their bottom line. Please listen below for her views on unemployed people.
Yep it is a free country you can say what ever you want and you will not be rounded up by the secret service, jailed and tortured. However that does not mean that there won’t be consequences. Much liked Rosanne Barr who last we checked is living freely and not in jail. But yes, her show was cancelled. Why? Well, her views worried the network that employed her. They were worried that their viewers would be offended by Roseanne Barr’s views, and that advertisers would also be offended, or that the advertisers also worried about viewers being offended and boycotting them if they were associated with the show. They were worried about their bottom line is as their right, so, the show was cancelled. Rosanne Bar is not a child, the network that employed her is not her parents. They owe her nothing. There are consequences for your actions. Even young children understand this. Put your hand in the cookie jar when you are told not too, you know that you will be punished and lose a privilege or two. The only type of human beings who do not understand this are: infants, toddlers and psychopaths. So yes feel free to post your views, but don’t complain when there are consequences, which of course is exactly what this young woman did, via a lengthy video post portraying herself as a martyred victim. She speaks of love and kindness, but only eschews condescension and rage. But expects kindness and “understanding” in return. Umm OK. I guess this makes here brave. However, she deleted all comments that did not support her beliefs. Brave? You don’t have a job to lose, and you only keep the comments that tell you how great you are. This is brave? Please listen below for her “brave” speech. The image below was a post she reposted to her IG stories. Why does this not surprise me? You can not make this stuff up.
And this is the part that really gets me: the MIND-BLOWING sense of victimization and rage. This is a person who has only known good fortune, good health and affluence. And it is not just WHAT she is saying but HOW she is saying it. As you can hear for yourselves, the breath taking conceit, condensing tone, and self righteous judgment. Umm, not for nothing, but pride and conceit are sins. Just saying. From what I can tell with her level of self-importance and self-worship, her parents must have gave her everything she wanted and needed growing up; and she went from being taken care of by her parents, to being taken care of by her husband like a privileged pet.
I mean lets be real: she has a roof over her head, food in her stomach and designer clothes on her back because someone else goes out to earn a living to keep her in the affluent lifestyle she demands. No low effort men for her. A self made woman she is not. Though nothing wrong with that, a rather nice life if you can pull it off. More power to you, no judgement. If the arrangement works for you and hubby so be it. But as the old saying goes “Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones”. Or to be more blunt, it you looked up the definition of “hypocrite” in the dictionary there would be a photo of this woman.
But, there is that RAGE. From what? Her affluent easy life? Being told she is the best? Being attractive and healthy? Everything being handed to you? This young woman is the epitome of privilege, elitism, and affluence, she IS the American dream: with her husband, 1. child, and beautiful home. But, there is that RAGE. Because some how SHE is victim. Or worse, a martyr. Really? And whats more, she is using and hiding behind her religion, and not owning up to her own narcissistic, mean spirited, elitist I am better then you mindset. No, it is not your religious beliefs. Don’t hide behind God, religion, or conspiracy theories. Claiming it is your “religious” beliefs or your duty to “wake up America” motivating you, when it is all YOU. This is who YOU are. When push comes to shove it is all about YOU. A megalomaniac in designer clothes, carrying the cross of self-entitled privilege. This woman is a Karen to the 10th power. If this America’s future we are doomed.