Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gyaru Rant

These past couple of days have been really rage-y for me. It could be becaue my hormones are going crazy or I'm really just getting fed up with what I find on the internet. Last week (I do believe) I posted on my tumblr about a few pet peeves that I have and they included African-American girls that use white pencil liner to fill in the gap between their bottom lashes and their real lashes and using the wrong shade of pink lipstick. I would say that it wasn't directed to anyone inparticular but it kind of was. It was directed to EVERY SINGLE BLACK GIRL ON TUMBLR WHO MISUSED WHITE EYELINER. I should have clarified that, yes, sometimes using white liner can look nice and that's usually when it's only used to tightline your waterline and to highlight the inner corners of the eye but NOTHING ELSE. I was getting so sick and tired of girls thinking they could use the white liner like they had ivory skin. This trick works on white girls because their skin is fair and blends with the white of their eyes so the illusion looks more realistic.

When I made that post, some girl made a snide tag on it saying "Shit like this is why gaijin black gyaru can kick my black ass". Now, I looked at this tag and at first I didn't know how to respond. I wanted to be an outright bitch and say something offensive that included the words "basic bitch" and "irrelevant ass" but I didn't. Instead I, sarcastically, replied telling her to just take the advice and stop hating. I guess this post sparked something in Glee because she ended up making a rant video basically explaining all my feels.

Also, seeing girls posting about how ugly another girl is when they themselves are not the most attractive, especially with their makeup on because they don't apply it right. Like seriously...why do you think you have the right to say someone else will never be cute? Shit, you don't look good enough to say something like that if you want to play that game. Conceitedness has to be one of my biggest issues with people in the gal comm. It's okay to be conceited sometimes but not to the point where you're just being downright annoying. Someone in a group that I'm in on FB said somethig along the lines of people acting like they're the cool kids when in actuality they're not. They have this weird idea that they're above someone when their ass is still buried way beneath the food chain.

This was the case with a girl in a FB group called Ameri-Gyaru. Some of you may have heard what happened to the group and it's very sad because it was left in the hands of someone who was obviously not suited for an adim position. This girl, K, deleted the group because she couldn't handle the fact that everyone knew she was editing her pictures to the point of abuse and that she was on G_S ( She was on G_S but the post wasn't discouraging in the least). I made a suggestion in the group that involved making a new banner because (for some reason her overly photoshopped "face" was in there) it looked like shit and gave off a weaboo/newbie-people-who-think-they-know-what-gyaru-is-but-don't vibe. So, of course, she took offense and I felt like she was about to start throwing out cuss words for no reason to attack me so I just apologized at the fact that she took offense to my words instead of apologizing for the fact that what I said is true. She had a weird superiority complex that I felt through the computer so I knew she wasn't even worth critiquing. Some days later she deleted the group (that she didn't even make) and disappeared off the face of Facebook. To be honest, I'm glad she did. She needs to take some time to get her attitude together and realize she's not as great as she might think she is.

Also, the gyaru tag on Instagram (and tumblr too sometimes) is pissing me off too because it's just filled with fuckin' asian people who call themselves ulzzang and cosplayers. You can't tag a photo as both ulzzang AND gyaru shit makes absolutely NO SENSE. They just be filling the tag up with their bullshit selfies that have nothing to do what the tag is called.

*Deep breath* okay....my rant is over for now, I just had to get this out before I let it out on someone else, which I probably will anyway depending on how they react and such.


  1. As a newbie, I can't really say too much on the topic, however, I do understand gals who need corrections trying to give corrections. It just doesn't work that way. Also, I am a black gal who wears white liner just as much as I wear black or brown liner. It was mandatory for my dance team since it makes your eyes pop and that helps judges see them better when they're sitting up high in the stands. I think as long as its done right, white liner on dark skin can look pretty nice. WHEN DONE CORRECTLY!!!!!!

  2. Geez Miivii. I feel you on your rant. I understand how you feel about the whole point. It's kinda hard to be part of the group honestly because I don't feel in any type of way better than any other gyaru. I don't have a super love of newbie gals either due to so much bad experience but I in no manner mean to be outright snobbish. I know I'm shitty with make up but lolol. I d k anymore. That one girl on tumblr....Oh man. She makes me want to just quit altogether.

  3. I'm not even at the point where I can comfortably tag myself and call myself gyaru. But what you wrote just says it all to me. I'm happy there's more black gyaru around than there was before (say like 2008 or so). But I think the problem a lot of newbie girls experience is not even being able to do basic make-up. So then when they try gyaru, they feel like copy and pasting the Asian/Japanese make-up techniques onto their face works. It's aggravating to see it, but yet again my style is not at that point where I feel like it's place to point it out to them.