This Isn’t Okay
Yet another post I did NOT want to be posting today. I had a book review scheduled that I’ve had to push because I just couldn’t believe what I saw this morning.
Maybe it’s my emotionally, exhausted state of mind, or maybe it’s my own personal situation (that my friends who read my blog know of), but this bugged me to the point I called the girl out on Instagram.
Should I have done that? Probably, not. She’s got 1.4 million followers and who am I to repost her screenshots from an Instagram makeup video she did (does anyone else fucking absolutely hate those? THEY ARE SO FAKE!)
For those of you who don’t know who this lady is, her name is Sadia and she is a beauty influencer on Instagram.
I’m not linking the Instagram account, nor am I linking the video merely because I’m already giving her enough publicity by even writing this up.
They were originally produced in Italy and they’ve now moved to China. I know I’ve said to assume is to make an ass out of u and me, but 90% of companies that move their production to China do so for the very low price of producing. I’m not wanting to get sued, here, but do your own homework and you’ll see what I mean.
Balenciaga sneakers/trainers like those go for $780 or £540 if I was looking at the right ones.
Calling Her Out
Well, you can see what I said from my Instagram post, the screenshot is below. I’m not trying to be a gobshite, gain any kind of publicity or be a bitch. I’m genuinely really annoyed and upset about this, it’s really not okay.
Offering Money to Unhappy Followers
I couldn’t help but feel like this was hush money. I know it’s maybe her trying to rescue the situation, but there isn’t enough money in the world that would make what she did okay. I’m sure Balcengia as a company wouldn’t be too happy with someone cutting up their products in front of 1.4 million+ people that’ll view that video.
I didn’t screenshot this because it wasn’t appropriate to do so, but there was a comment on the video that was getting a lot of attention. A lady made the same point as me, that it was insensitive and inappropriate to post a video like that when there are so many people struggling, especially with the constant trends and marketing ploys.
She asked the lady to DM her with her Paypal information as she wanted to send some money to, “help you guys out. No questions asked.” The lady made it clear it wasn’t a ploy to get a quick buck, others then jumped on the comment that this particular lady had made, sharing their Paypal.Me handles and asking for money, too.
Again, I joke all the time about Jeffree Star adopting me, or just leaving me money in his will. This is all in good fun, and making fun of the situation I am in. I would never, ever go on a website and hand out my Paypal or bank information for anyone to send me money.
I was cringing between bouts of tears at these people, people can not only see your Paypal information that isn’t as “safe” as Paypal allows you to think it is, but they can see your profile picture and if your profile is public, your personal images which can then be used to find your Facebook, or hack your information. I’m not here to scaremonger, I’m here to be truthful and tell people the reality of the situation. Regardless of how poor I am, I would never be this moronic. People should be ashamed of themselves.
Think of the Kids
I’m pretty sure this lady is a mother herself, I only recently started following her after seeing a makeup look she did (that wasn’t one of those dumb Instagram videos). I made a point of mentioning the children watching because there will be children watching. I can count on one hand friend’s kids’, family members and kid acquaintances I know that would watch that and think, “Oh, that’s a good idea. Let me go get my trainers and try this.”
I’m just sad this is what it’s coming to, what happened to sitting doing makeup tutorials? That was never boring to me, there is no need for these stupid videos of people dancing around and making stupid faces while doing makeup. then again, maybe that’s why they’ve millions of followers and I’ve only a few thousand.
Rather Have a Few Thou…
I’d rather have a few thousand followers than have millions based on fakery. I try my very hardest to be a good person, I try even harder to never, ever judge a book by its cover, but when the cover is cutting up hundreds of dollars worth of shoes while people like myself in a dire financial situation are crying because they have no idea what they’ll do money wise it really sucks.
I keep saying I’m not a crier and that I don’t cry often, and I honestly really don’t. However, I cried at this, again could be my exhausted state or the fact it hit a nerve, either way, I cried for a good ten minutes before I posted it on Instagram.
I won’t ask you to stop following people like her, as that’s hypocritical.
If you are an influencer reading this, please think about the type of posts you do, think of how it can impact people. I get it, everyone is a critic, everyone has a comment to make, and there will always be someone that’s unhappy with what you do. However, don’t make it easy for the trolls to call you out by doing stuff like this.
I’m so sad, I debated deleting all my social media accounts because I just couldn’t take seeing this stuff anymore. However, social media saved me when I was super low, so I’m stuck in a situation where I want my blog to do well, reach people, but I don’t want to be around social media anymore. So what do I do?
Sorry for the negative post, I just had to get this off my chest. I’m off to pick up my dog’s poop from the back garden for the 50th time this week.
Enjoy your Sunday.