Many of you have expressed a particular annoyance with Michelle Phan. I suppose she's never really bothered me because I don't follow her on twitter, however, after seeing some of her obnoxious tweets, I can definietly see why people bitch about her. Some of people's grievances about Michelle include;
-She constantly tweets about the nice food shes eating, nice hotels shes staying at, and nice clothes she buys. Some people may be legitimately interested, but others just consider it bragging when she screen caps and posts a pic of her Urban Outfitters shopping cart.
-She has(had?) a rabbit, Mr. BunBun whom she loves very much. However, she is now working with/sponsored by Lancome, a company known for testing their products on animals.
-Speaking of Mr. BunBun.. what ever happened to the little guy? Last we all heard is that he was sick and Michelle asked everyone to pray for him and mentioned that she was going to take him to church.. and then nothing happened. If she doesn't want to talk about it, that's fine (even though she brought it up to begin with) but people were concerned and I'm sure they're curious as to what happened.
Some screen shots, decide for yourself what you think they mean;
-Several weeks ago, Michelle tweeted;
"Dear Neiman Marcus. Thank you for giving me a $50.00 gift card. I'm gonna buy an awesome pair of socks!"
Yes, Neiman Marcus is expensive, so expensive, in fact, that a lot of people (her subscribers?) wont shop there, so why would she belittle the fact that she got anything for free? Especially considering she wasn't raised as a spoiled little girl like "Elle" and "Blair" were.
-People have also commented on her vanity. She claimed she was going to get her jaw "corrected" because it would help her chew better and that she doesn't want to have a "Jay Leno" chin..
-She also created a second channel, youtube.com/ricebunny in which "Every month, a selected charity from the viewer's request will receive all of the profit accumulated from this channel." A nice thought.. but in the 9 months its been up, only 6 videos have been posted. I can't imagine it's been making a whole lot of profit.
-Has anyone ever tried her skincare line, IQQU? Id be interested to see what other people think about it..
Overall, I still enjoy her videos (as do her almost 700,000 subscribers) and I'd rather see someone like Michelle succeed versus a girl who's a complete bitch and has always been handed everything on a silver platter. It's interesting though, because while she's decent at makeup, she's not the most talented or inventive guru I've seen, but she IS good at editing, speaking, explaining, and adding soothing music..