This guy is amazing, thank god for people like him. Those guys addressed a ton of my insecurities and basically reinforced them.
this guy pissed me off more than nash’s video tbh way to take everything out of context and make them look like complete assholes
but they are complete assholes and he taught them to think before they open their mouths
He didn’t take anything out of context. There was no context. Those boys were helping perpetuate unrealistic body and beauty standards that are forced on young girls every single day by not only media, but their families, friends, and peers. Have hairy arms? Not beautiful. Don’t have long silky hair? Not beautiful. Don’t have a super pop star voice? Sorry, we can’t date. Play video games, but don’t be better than me. Be hilarious and entertaining, but no don’t be obnoxious. Once I say enough, that’s enough. Listing all these things they ‘like’ and then saying to be yourself are so contradictory I can’t even explain. And I put quotes around the word like because, like he said in the response video, they weren’t stating preferences. They were setting standards. Women are not playthings. Life is not build-a-bear. You can’t take all these pieces and build the perfect girlfriend. Everyone has quirks or eccentricities, and for those boys to devalue those things is unfair. Young girls are so delicate and so so impressionable. You can’t say things like that and expect it not to have negative repercussions. Beauty isn’t something you can see, or something you can mold. Beauty is the way someone snorts when they laugh. Beauty is compassion, and kindness, and love, and empathy, and humor, and all kinds of traits that you can’t see on the surface. These boys are just that. Boys. They don’t know any better than what they have been taught, but it’s still not okay for them to have said the things they did. They have all expressed regret over the way this video was received, and the fact that they realize they were wrong shows extreme growth from before they posted the video. (Whether that’s due to personal maturing or fan base backlash is yet to be determined.) They understand what they did was wrong. I think we should leave it at that.