Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Chloe Vs Zoe // My Opinion


Anyone with their ear to the ground on Twitter will have seen the column written by Chloe Hamilton preaching about Zoe Sugg aka Zoella's "Sickly sweet girl power " and basically bad mouthing Zoe within an inch of her life. You can read her article here. As a rule, i keep my opinions to myself but i felt the need to share my 2 penneth about my feelings towards this.

Zoe is pretty well known in the blogging and Youtube world, she has amassed a following of over 6 million fans between Twitter and Youtube combined and god knows how many more on other social networking sites. The lass started out as a blogger and worked her way up so who the hell is this Chloe to criticise her for that? 

In her column, she goes on a rant about how Zoe is predominently about beauty but then uses a recent interview with her from the Teen Choice awards to use as poison against that. 

And i quote -  At the 2014 Teen Choice awards, where she was named the Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty, she told a reporter that if she could give her teenage followers one piece of advice, it would be to fret less about their appearance. “When you’re younger you worry about so many things that you don’t need to worry about like image, appearance,” she coos to the camera, without an ounce of irony in her singsong voice, as though unaware that she’s forged an entire career by prattling on to young girls about how to look good.

Now this is what pissed me off. Zoe said of her TEENAGE followers; "When you're younger you worry about so many things that you don't need to worry about like image and appearance". Correct me if i'm wrong, but in that paragraph it says TEENAGE followers, not ADULT or ELDERLY ( if indeed she has followers of the blue rinse brigade ). She's not saying that her teenage fans should never wear make up, she's saying there are more important things to consider in your early life and she's absolutely spot on! I would say Zoe's fanbase are 90% teenagers so even though Zoe herself wears make up, she's not saying " YOU MUST WEAR MAKE UP BECAUSE YOU ARE MY FAN AND I WANT YOU TO BE LIKE ME" Which is exactly what Miss Hamilton is making out.

Chloe also pointed out that Zoe has made it her business to tell teenagers how to put their make up on. Ok let me stop you there Chloe. Have a look at the description boxes on all of her videos, does it have a disclaimer anywhere that says;

" If you do not do your make up exactly the way it has been done in this video, you will be condemned to hell forever "

 Clearly it doesn't because if it did, i can guarantee that Zoe wouldn't have 6 followers let alone 6 million.

I'm not an avid fan of Zoella as i don't find beauty tutorials and such like that interesting, however, i do enjoy her vlogs and her take on anxiety (this is because i studied it as part of my counselling degree and it's interesting for me to understand how sufferers cope with it and the methods they use) but in my opinion, Chloe Hamilton is an extremely bitter lady and is somewhat jealous of Zoe's success. Of course i could be completely wrong but from the way this colomn is written in such a patronising and completely unjust manner, i think jealousy is playing a huge part in her words. We all know journalists are highly opinionated and some of the things they say are very tongue in cheek but this is first and foremost: Slander.



 

8 comments:

  1. I don't even watch Zoella and the article annoyed me, she was just being unnecessarily personal about her and just wrong

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    1. I agree. Like i said i'm not a huge follower of Zoella but this opinion is so poisonous. It's completely uncalled for

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  2. The article was a disgrace and thinly veiled bullying. I follow Zoe on Twitter, I've never seen any of her vlogs to be honest but the article bothered me purely because it seemed hastily thrown together simply so that this journalist could pass herself off as being current. Well done, you've heard of Zoe and managed to ride on her coat tails to get a mega amount of hits on a well known website. She had the cheek to lecture about feminism? Last time I checked that didn't involved dragging another woman down who's been lucky enough to get a break. Rant over ;) xx

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    1. Haha you rant all you like love! I completely agree with everything you have said, the whole feminism thing just made me laugh, what an absolute hypocrite! I completely second your opinion on it being border line bullying, we all know journo's can be malicious but to aim it at someone like Zoe who has major anxiety issues? Yeah well thought out with that one, let's make her situation so much worse shall we? I hope she's learnt a lesson from the backlash she got for this article, wishful thinking i know but still xx

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  3. It annoys me so much when people turn something so positive in something so negative. Zoe has helped many people specially when it comes to anxiety and she has made very clear that everyone should feel comfortable with themselves. That article was so unnecessary. Zoe worked really hard to be where she is now and most of us wished to be in her place. I mean, which blogger wouldn't love to be blogging as full time job? I totally agree with you xx

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    1. It annoys me too (if that wasn't obvious). She's now written an article about the backlash she got for the previous one, this woman clearly has no tact whatsoever, either that or she simply loves negative attention and feeds off it! It angers me so much that there are people like her out there who give women a bad name all because of jealousy! xx

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  4. I read this article & i just couldn't believe what i was reading, it was so hypocritical it almost didnt seem real! iv being a fan of zoe ever since her blog post about anxity helped me! she's acheived so much at 24 years old and shes such an inspiration to me! It seems to be very jelousy driven :/ x

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    1. It pretty much is based on jealousy and bitterness. But the cheeky cow actually wrote a follow up article about the backlash she got from this one! It seems the woman was born with a spine, tact and any moral fibre. Silly bitch i hate people like that xx

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