Oh you gotta love gotta love the entrepreneurial spirit. And YouTube. I love YouTube (which, by the way, is the second largest search engine behind Google) because every time I need to learn something, I know there’s some geek (and I use the term affectionately) who’s done a video on whatever it is that’s stumping me. I love it because when I was going through my hair woes, I learned from the thousands of videos on natural hair posted there. I can get make-up tips, learn about my taxes, even re-brand myself. And now there’s this.
A number of young women have taken YouTube by storm by giving their opinion on any and everything while showing a whole LOT of cleavage. They call themselves “The Reply Girls” because what they basically do is respond to other people’s popular or trending videos. That way they and their, er, assets advice are seen by lots and lots of people.
This is one of The Reply Girls named Alejandra Gaitain talking about Cincinnati Bengals’ Jerome Simpson and his “fake flopping”.
Gaitain sounds like she knows as much about fake flopping as I do. But this was an incredibly popular topic and this video of her has garnered nearly a quarter of a million hits.
All this has drawn the ire of the YouTube community, including some who have filed formal complaints about these Reply Girls.
According to Gaitain, she is making money though she won’t say how much. But I’m not here to debate that. My question for you is how would you feel if your daughter, clad in spaghetti top and hair spray, began doing videos like this?
Oh boy, I’m goin’ in on this one. I for one would hate it and when I found out about it, though not as drastic as this, I’d be prone to take action for a couple of reasons.
I would be upset with my daughter because she’s smarter than that. She has a really good head on her shoulders and she doesn’t need to use low cut and the lowest common denominator to get attention. Speaking of attention, I would argue that’s not the kind of attention she wants or needs. Then I would remind her that stuff on The Internet stays there forever. These videos may be fun now, but if tagged properly, will show up in a search at perhaps the most inconvenient time, like when you’re up for that really, REALLY big job.
Okay what do you think? Are these “Reply Girls” ingenious entrepreneurs or just selling sex in a clever way? What would you do if you found out your daughter were doing this?
Lemme hear ya!
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