Sunday, November 28, 2010

Michelle Phan or Michelle Phail?

Dear readers,

I must've been way behind news because apparently Michelle Phan is being put down by her haters constantly, I thought it'd be something that wouldn't last for a long time but I was wrong.

I started following Michelle Phan since the Summer of 2010 through a friend of mines. I would always wait for her videos to come out every couple of weeks or so and enjoy watching her videos for fun.
A couple of nights ago after coming back from Vegas, I actually read the comments to one of her recent videos (her Thai video?) and there was a couple of comments that caught my eye. I looked up "Mr. Bun Bun Cover-up", "Michelle Phan not gamer girl" on Google.

I was so shocked to see the following quotes I have gotten from forums.
According to some person on GuruGossip; "she used to be so passionate, passionate about living a humble life. She had post after post about how she felt so sadden by the world filled with greedy people who were so materialistic. She even said she prayed for their souls. I really wished she didn't delete these posts, this was back during 2005-2006. She used to always say people don't need material things when there is world hunger and poverty, that is an exact quote too. Now she goes and buy 1200 dollar jacket could have fed a whole village in Africa for a year!

this was her exact quote a few years ago on Xanga:

""a crazy girl gamer who shows tutorials on painting, drawing and being happy without the aid of expensive materials that fabricate our daily lives!"

Now after seeing the person she used to be, to the person she is now. Who would not hate on her?? She is one of those people that she use to despise. Even if she goes and buys all these fancy things and be wasteful, it is ok, she should be more humble and not brag about it. It shows that deep down she still an insecure person because shes constantly worried that people don't know how successful she is, which is why takes every opportunity to brag."
I've never been this disappointed in such a talented makeup artist. Her bunny, Mr. Bun Bun apparently passed away and the next day she went to Disneyworld. Phan misled her fans and haters into thinking that Mr. Bun Bun was alright and recovering. In reality, she hid the news of her own bunny's death and thinking she'd get away with this, the netizens caught her lieing big time.

Take a look at that. I've been blown out of my mind reading this whole blog.

Here's another quote from GuruGossip:

"I didn't know Lancome still tested on animals...that's so dumb too. How is pouring shit on a rabbit going to tell you whether it will harm a human or not? A lot of the time animal testing isn't even accurate because...well we're not freaking rabbits. Drugs that have been found to be effective for rats were not effective for humans. It literally makes no sense to me, besides it being cruel. Anyway I don't think it's that bad that she agreed to work for them, but it is hypocritical that she accepted knowing they test on animals and always acts like she loves animals. I love animals, and I will not buy from Lancome (actually never have cuz that shit is too expensive :p)

Well since this is the general Michelle Phan thread, I will just complain a bit. I wanted to put this in the "rave about a guru" thread for MP, but I figured I will just put it here since other people who actually like her will get annoyed if I say it there.

I dislike Michelle Phan because people have been making stupid ass comparisons between me and her lately on makeup alley. Okay that's not the only reason! Well, I put an FOTD there with like a plum smoky eye using my MAC blush in dirty plum as an eyeshadow. So one girl was like, "ooh that's cool...looks like MP's Time Burton look!" I was like nooooo don't compare my look to that. Because (since I hadn't been subscribed to her in almost two years) I hadn't seen it, so how would I know she made something similar? Anyway that one just burned lol. I know she was trying to say something nice, but most people would agree that wasn't nice at all Sad

Anyway, I had been wanting to make videos for a long time, as I noticed there was a deficit in cute Pokemon/anime looks (yes people do Pokemon looks, but they make themselves look like them. I think that's weird...IMO you should take inspiration from stuff, like color usage. Not make yourself look like a Pikachu! but that's beside the point.)

Well my friend was like, "man you guys seem similar. Both Asian girls who like anime/manga and shit." So what? A lot of people like anime! Anyway, I think I am just mostly annoyed because she gives us normal Asian girls a bad name. Now it's like, we're all freaking slutty dumb girls who don't even go to school and date people almost ten years older than us. Well I am not like that. And I used to be a fan of hers! Back when she seemed nice. But now I'm thinking that she was never nice before and just hid it better back then. anyway sorry guys I am just pissed at her. Pissed at her for being a terrible role model to young girls, and teaching them to value expensive everything, and block and delete everyone who stands in her way. It's ridiculous! If any one you have heard of or read/watched Death Note, think how scary it would be if a death note fell into MP's hands! I bet she would kill off all her "haters" aka normal people who dislike her. Sorry rant over now. sigh just so disappointed really."

What's gotten into her?
I've only watched her videos just for the fun of it, I didn't think there'd actually be young girls watching the videos and actually wearing the makeup in public. It scares me. Maybe she really isn't a good role model as I thought she would be after reading the blogs and threads that talked about Phan.

And where does she get these ideas?
All this time I thought she was creative and actually using her imagination.
Apparently not:
(Zoom to look closer to it)

I really don't have much to argue about this, but if you're "spicing" up someone else's ideas, at least give whoever made that idea in the first place some credit?

Now this really got me heated:

On the second picture, Phan said insulting things about skinny girls.

I, myself, am pretty skinny as hell. I am NOT going through anorexia or any of those eating disorders. It's natural for me to be really skinny, and reading this just got me way more than being heated.

"Now I really cannot stand you. I don’t understand why someone would use a facade like yours for any purpose. You are not good at maintaining your image and you outright lie to people who admire you. Your conduct is also quite appalling; from bragging photos to twitter wars with minors, how can you stand yourself? How can you mess around with the people who follow you, support you and admire you? I don’t understand people like you, people who deceive and prey on those who trust them."


I feel you, Ex-Phan.



  1. I started to know Michelle Phan in 2007,she was a girl who I feel if I can do something to help her to fulfill her dream to be come a famous makeup artist,I would.

    But starting from last April,I was following her on twitter and all she did was bragging and showing off,not just her new expensive clothes,to fancy meals,famous ppl she meet for lunch and dinner,she exagerates everything to make such big deals out of what she bought,ate,wore...I mean,who really cares?From there,I just got sick and tired of her personality and attitude.I said to myself:Gosh,she's only well known on Youtube but behave as she is a Goddess of beauty,while I have seen her in NYC once,she is such a below average for Asian beauty.

    I can't tolerate the way she communicate with her fans,she got on the comment section only if she got called out by her fans and starting to debate with them to defend herself,the way she talks to her fans as all of them are her kids,and she is a nasty,non-reason mother.I read her replies to her fans,it made me feel like jumping in the screen to slap on her smart lying mouth until she begs me to stop.

    You would be using the wrong words if you ever call ppl her haters only jealous of her...You should remember that so many of her e-fans supporting her to bring her up to where she is now,of course,they loved her or at least I DID.
    The reaction of all the websites that calling her out all over the internet now are from DISAPOINTMENT and REGRET that we didn't see how a lousy person that hidden in the girl that they support to make her who she is today.Just imagine if she is anything bigger than just a Youtube guru,what will she be like???

    Michelle should follow my advise if she wants stay successful,here is the key for her:

    *Eat a big piece of humble pie the moment she wake up every morning.

    *Go to beauty school to be licensed before introducing herself as a PRO MUA,and get to lean the real MUA makeup techniques,sanitization,customer service ATTITUDE.

    *Stop fighting with supporters,take their words as ideas and thank them for pointing out,without them,she wouldn't see her own mistakes.

    *Stop selling her bad products to her dear fans because those harmful things messed up so many young girls' skin.Doesn't Youtube or Lancome pay her enough?

    *Keep promises on all the contests she threw,contact winner and send them the rewards.

    Stop deleting and blocking her fans,she deleted and block more than half of her subscribers,I want to ask her how in the world she has the full subbies number without buying them from Ebay and get help from many of her fans who even made several fake accounts to subscribe to her channel to help her?

    Put quality in her video,hire professional to write a script for her to speak because the ways she uses "big words" is incorrect and fail.

    *Acknowledge that Youtube make up tutoring is her full time job,she chose to take this job to support her living so she has to please the bosses:HER VIEWERS.

    *Stop preaching about religion because professional ppl don't do that,especially when she doesn't know anything correctly about bible and Jesus.

    *Don't post several junk videos that made in a rush just to get her innocent girls to click on them so she gets bigger paychecks (quick money never last)

    *Thank her viewers for watching her videos at the end instead of saying GOOD LUCK WITH LEARNING HER CRAPPY MAKEUP TIPS.

    I'm not picky,if you think about what I wrote,that's exactly how to be successful in any job you choose in life.Ppl who grasp the quick and easy money never last,if she doesn't follow my advise,I would give her a few more month to be forgotten by her valuable viewers.There are so many licensed gurus who are so skillful on Youtube,Michelle needs to recheck her skills,watch her mouth on things she said because her little girls fanbase will eventually grow up and notice all the nonsense things she told them to do.At the end of the day,what I pointed out in my comment only to help Michelle Phan,am I right?

  2. Hey I read your post and honestly, I wanna slap this person who invented michelle phail. First of all insulting the phan name is downright low.

    Second of all, michelle is a great guru with amazing talent. I dont see why she has to be immediately labeled "a phail" because she lied. Everyone lies and people forget that michelle is human and humans make mistakes. I am sad that you lost hope in her as she has emphasized her message so many times: all she wants to do is help women realise their inner beauty and highlight the good things in their face. makeup is an art. Not everyone can do it like she can you know.

    Thirdly, I see no reason why "concealing" mr bun bun's death is bad. If you were an internet star, how would you feel if people are stalking you, like how that michellephail person is doing. Maybe she didnt like informing people first because she felt too sad about it and was in denial. I was like that before. My dog died and I was so upset I kept telling myself that he isnt dead and I'll wake up and see him. But I dont. Ive come to terms with it but I dont blame michelle for covering it up first. And furthermore, maybe her disneyland trip was booked months ago and the date was in stone. do you expect her to give up all her plans then? I think everyone is making a big hoo-ha about nothing, and its all thanks to no-life people like michellephail. I am disgusted, utterly disgusted at how people are embellishing it so much.