I've been super busy over the past few days and haven't had time to blog, so I decided to pull out one of my most popular posts from the vaults and update the dead links in it. A lot has been said about Venus online since I posted this, some of which may be true, some of which may not, as someone who has had people talk utter shit about me online myself I always take the words of anonymous cowards with an entire shaker of salt, and so I still stand by everything I wrote here. The tabloids still write this kind of drivel, I had a phone call a few days ago that I suspect may have been a tabloid trying to write a similar scare story about the horrors of corsetry that I will write about in a few days time.
Venus Palermo, 15 year old youtuber with almost 30,000 subscribers.
About a week ago a UK tabloid called The Daily Mail (I prefer to call them The Daily Fail) ran one of those "TEENAGERS DO THINGS AND YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED!" kind of scare stories about Dakota Rose ("Scene Queen" Kiki Kannibal's younger sister) and Venus Palermo's "doll styles" and how it was obviously sexualising children (take a look at that photo up there, if you think "I would like to have sex with her" then you need help because you are paedophile and that has nothing to do with how she's dressed).
So yeah, just one more reason to call it The Daily Fail...
A few days ago Venus appeared on Daybeak (our morning news show) with her mother:
In my opinion the female interviewer was pretty rude, but bravo to Venus's mother for her quick response.
It got me thinking though,
"It's not normal is it?"
This is what I looked like at her age, I was just starting to come out of the shell I'd built around myself and starting to experiment with my self image.
I cut most of my hair off and dyed what was left black, started to experiment with make up and hung out with people who wore Nirvana hoodies and too much eyeliner.
It was fun while it lasted.
I know I'm not the only one who started to play around with looks at that age either, so yes reporter lady, yes I do think it's "normal".
As for Venus herself, well I may not agree with everything she does and says, but again she's 15, while that's not a free pass to be an idiot, she's not an idiot and I think can be forgiven the occasional mistake...We all did silly things at 15...I wore shirts that didn't over my stomach for a start...