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Mindy McKnight & CuteGirlsHairstyles
April 26, 2014
2:51 pm
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whole thing of candy beans
Cat
Meows: 22
Snarking Since:
March 27, 2014

Does anyone here follow CGH? I've gotten into braiding over the past couple years and this has been one of my favorite YouTube channels for tutorials. They are mostly a SOMI for me because of how accessible they make even more complicated styles. They also have a very cute (very Mormon) family and they seem really happy and close. Mom does the tutorials and Dad runs the camera; they're a HUGELY popular YouTube channel now but I don't think they expected to get so big when they began blogging hairstyles (pre-YT). One of their looks was featured in the latest Hunger Games movie– as I'm sure you know, braids are one of those Pintresty things that are in vogue now.

 

That said– they aren't without their flaws and things that threaten to bring them into GOMI territory. They are a white family with two adopted African American kids, and Mindy has on occasion said things that tell me she could learn a lot more about matters of race. Nothing shockingly offensive, but your-run-of-the-mill "we don't see color" kinds of comments that won't be really helpful to adopted children navigating a world that DOES see color. 

 

The two older girls have their own YouTube channel, started when they were 13, I believe. They're 14 now and while I think it's kind of cool to be making a "career" at that age from things like nail polish hauls and book reviews, it really makes me wonder what the future will be like for them. Like, they seem to have skipped the awkward-pubescent stage somehow and they *seem* to like what they're doing– but at some point someone's going to rebel and start smoking cloves and chop all their hair off in an act of rebellion. I would think.

 

I'm almost willing to give this family a pass in terms of oversharing because she does use the kids as models for all the hairstyles. But I started looking at their Instagram and their hashtags are all flooded with accounts of people either pretending to BE their kids, making photo edits of their kids, or gushing over how gorgeous their kids are. It's really creepy. I feel like even if Mindy were to stop with the sharing now it wouldn't change the fan culture around them. It doesn't seem like there are any major p**ophile creeps out there building shrines to #CGH3 and #CGH4– most of their fans seem to be tween girls– but the fact that these are little girls with their own hashtags sure lends itself to that.

 

ANYWAY I just wondered if anyone here has watched/liked their videos and wants to talk about them! Here's one of my favorite hairstyles I learned from their channel. Fairly simple but IMO really cute.

 

Ooooh and if anyone wants to give me other hair channels I'm happy to accept reccs!

April 28, 2014
11:42 pm
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Scarlet Witch
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 601
Snarking Since:
March 23, 2014

I've been following them for several months now. I sort of feel the same as you- love the hair tutorials so they are mostly a SOMI for me. They do seem to be a nice family, and they do seem somewhat concerned about internet safety for their kids but just yesterday they announced all the kids' actual names & CGH 3 now has her own IG account.

One recent thing that annoyed me is Mindy recently kissing the butt of another blogger, Moosh in Indy, posting a pic of her and then the next day, a pic of herself with her hair and makeup done just like Moosh. Weird.

Also, I feel like with how big CGH has gotten (doing stuff for Disney, constant social media posts, new app, etc), how can she possibly do all this with 6 kids?! She must have help and a lot of it.

Ever notice how average Mindy looks in older videos and now she looks thinner, younger, more perfectly made up, etc? She has to spend a lot of time on her appearance. I mean, it's sort of her livelihood now in a way but still. With 6 kids, I have no idea how she does it but seems odd to me.

April 29, 2014
1:50 am
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Sad Trombone
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Meows: 30
Snarking Since:
June 19, 2013

I don't really see your point.
She used to be a stay at home mom and her husband worked full time. Now they are both home full time and YouTube is their main source of income. Their job is to google around and find a hair tutorial, practice it once or twice, and film it. They Disney and other stuff is definitely time consuming, but she seems to often travel alone or with her two oldest, which means the dad just has to edit the video and take care of the kids. It really seems very manageable to me. If they posted a video every day, I could see how it would be impossible, but one short video a week… not really.

Regarding her appearance: It's insane to me how she transformed from this conservative, kinda tired, average woman, to a make up, fashion, and hair guru from one day to the next, but you are right, her entire image is based on their appearance, which is why the twins are also very put together all the time.

I think the twins seem to be growing up so fast. They're only 14, they act like 21 year olds.

May 3, 2014
11:18 pm
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Scarlet Witch
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 601
Snarking Since:
March 23, 2014

What I want to know is how she got invited to the White House Correspondents Dinner! She's not that famous…

May 4, 2014
9:40 pm
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Sad Trombone
Cat
Meows: 30
Snarking Since:
June 19, 2013

Did she go to the actual White House Correspondents Dinner? That is insane!!!

May 5, 2014
8:13 am
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boombalatty
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2083
Snarking Since:
April 19, 2012

I've been watching their videos off and on for a few years. My kid prefers to wear her hair down instead of braided these days, mostly because when she wears an interesting braid people start messing with her hair and she doesn't like that.

May 25, 2014
10:28 pm
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RandomDancing
Hamcat
Meows: 199
Snarking Since:
December 31, 2013

Her YouTube channel is SOMI but SHE is GOMI- I've met her in real life.

We were at a blog conference together.  She is one of those bloggers who ignores anyone who she thinks is smaller than she is.  I was having a conversation with a couple of bloggers and she swung by to gush and say hi to the "big fish" but ignored the rest of the people- like completely looked through us as though we weren't there.  

 Later, at one of the evening parties she was a nasty b***h until she realized a brand was watching and she needed to "stay sweet".  Fake as fake can be.  

June 19, 2014
1:18 am
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1toughchick
Kitten
Meows: 4
Snarking Since:
June 18, 2014

I've read some of the GOMI stuff in the past, and I have to admit I've gotten a kick out of some of it.  I quit reading a while back because, hey – you guys in here with nothing to do but search up and down the internet for any new tidbit of mean gossip about people and then, hurry over here to share with other crazies like yourself, well…you're just a little bit NUTS if you ask me.  But I heard you all had found this person I know, and sure enough – here's her own little thread.  This time it's personal.  I know the girl you are talking about and I'll tell ya what – it's eye opening to realize how hurtful a forum like this can be.  You don't know this girl.  I do.  She's not the girl you are talking about above.  You have no idea what her circumstances have been, nor what her situation is.  It's hard to read this kind of judgmental crap about someone I care about, and that's the truth.  I can imagine how hard it would be for her to read it.  Whether or not you think she puts herself out there and supposedly 'deserves it', Mindy has kept herself WAY above a lot of the lame bloggers and vloggers out there.  She doesn't exploit her life and her kids' lives at all like so many of the people do.  She hasn't let her fame go to her head….she still sits around the house whenever she possibly can in her sweats and ponytail – just like anyone else in here does.  Honestly – she's done nothing but use her blog like anyone in here would if they were lucky enough to have found a niche for their talents like she did, and were even half as smart as she and her husband have been in working their BUTTS off to make it work.

 

Call me a WK, call me whatever you want.  I'm someone who cares about this person and wants, at the very least, for another side of this story to be told by someone who actually has some knowledge about the person, and not just a judgmental b***hy jealous attitude.

 

I know this won't be the end of it for Mindy.  Poor girl – she's been CAUGHT by you freaky GOMI people.  eekscared But at least there's one person telling another side of it.

 

Go ahead.  Post your BINGO card.  I'm ready for it.

June 19, 2014
2:00 am
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bat17
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1047
Snarking Since:
December 12, 2013

1toughchick said
I've read some of the GOMI stuff in the past, and I have to admit I've gotten a kick out of some of it.  I quit reading a while back because, hey – you guys in here with nothing to do but search up and down the internet for any new tidbit of mean gossip about people and then, hurry over here to share with other crazies like yourself, well…you're just a little bit NUTS if you ask me.  But I heard you all had found this person I know, and sure enough – here's her own little thread.  This time it's personal.  I know the girl you are talking about and I'll tell ya what – it's eye opening to realize how hurtful a forum like this can be.  You don't know this girl.  I do.  She's not the girl you are talking about above.  You have no idea what her circumstances have been, nor what her situation is.  It's hard to read this kind of judgmental crap about someone I care about, and that's the truth.  I can imagine how hard it would be for her to read it.  Whether or not you think she puts herself out there and supposedly 'deserves it', Mindy has kept herself WAY above a lot of the lame bloggers and vloggers out there.  She doesn't exploit her life and her kids' lives at all like so many of the people do.  She hasn't let her fame go to her head….she still sits around the house whenever she possibly can in her sweats and ponytail – just like anyone else in here does.  Honestly – she's done nothing but use her blog like anyone in here would if they were lucky enough to have found a niche for their talents like she did, and were even half as smart as she and her husband have been in working their BUTTS off to make it work.

 

Call me a WK, call me whatever you want.  I'm someone who cares about this person and wants, at the very least, for another side of this story to be told by someone who actually has some knowledge about the person, and not just a judgmental b***hy jealous attitude.

 

I know this won't be the end of it for Mindy.  Poor girl – she's been CAUGHT by you freaky GOMI people.  eekscared But at least there's one person telling another side of it.

 

Go ahead.  Post your BINGO card.  I'm ready for it.

Ummm… this is a really tame thread with only 6 comments on them, most of them being positive. What the f**k? Why would you dredge this up? Also, since the thread is overwhelmingly positive, what do you gain for acting like it was horrific? It makes you look crazy. 

 

Formerly and Forever Bat17
June 19, 2014
10:28 pm
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f**k Toad
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2017
Snarking Since:
February 6, 2012

What even is this thread?  I saw it linked in the WK and Trolls thread, and initially thought the original post was the WK.  Now I see an actual angry WK.  I think the angry WK is the same person as the OP.  Wake up sheeple.

WE AS WOMEN
June 20, 2014
10:58 am
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Aunt Milly
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 636
Snarking Since:
June 20, 2013

1toughchick said
I've read some of the GOMI stuff in the past, and I have to admit I've gotten a kick out of some of it.  I quit reading a while back because, hey – you guys in here with nothing to do but search up and down the internet for any new tidbit of mean gossip about people and then, hurry over here to share with other crazies like yourself, well…you're just a little bit NUTS if you ask me.  But I heard you all had found this person I know, and sure enough – here's her own little thread.  This time it's personal.  I know the girl you are talking about and I'll tell ya what – it's eye opening to realize how hurtful a forum like this can be.  You don't know this girl.  I do.  She's not the girl you are talking about above.  You have no idea what her circumstances have been, nor what her situation is.  It's hard to read this kind of judgmental crap about someone I care about, and that's the truth.  I can imagine how hard it would be for her to read it.  Whether or not you think she puts herself out there and supposedly 'deserves it', Mindy has kept herself WAY above a lot of the lame bloggers and vloggers out there.  She doesn't exploit her life and her kids' lives at all like so many of the people do.  She hasn't let her fame go to her head….she still sits around the house whenever she possibly can in her sweats and ponytail – just like anyone else in here does.  Honestly – she's done nothing but use her blog like anyone in here would if they were lucky enough to have found a niche for their talents like she did, and were even half as smart as she and her husband have been in working their BUTTS off to make it work.

 

Call me a WK, call me whatever you want.  I'm someone who cares about this person and wants, at the very least, for another side of this story to be told by someone who actually has some knowledge about the person, and not just a judgmental b***hy jealous attitude.

 

I know this won't be the end of it for Mindy.  Poor girl – she's been CAUGHT by you freaky GOMI people.  eekscared But at least there's one person telling another side of it.

 

Go ahead.  Post your BINGO card.  I'm ready for it.

uhuh

This is my 6th burner account and my 10th GOMI reincarnation.
June 20, 2014
3:32 pm
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House of Bottles
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 291
Snarking Since:
June 24, 2012

F**k Toad said
What even is this thread?  I saw it linked in the WK and Trolls thread, and initially thought the original post was the WK.  Now I see an actual angry WK.  I think the angry WK is the same person as the OP.  Wake up sheeple.

There's a WK and Trolls thread? Gimme!

June 20, 2014
10:17 pm
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1toughchick
Kitten
Meows: 4
Snarking Since:
June 18, 2014

F**k Toad said
What even is this thread?  I saw it linked in the WK and Trolls thread, and initially thought the original post was the WK.  Now I see an actual angry WK.  I think the angry WK is the same person as the OP.  Wake up sheeple.

Nope.  I am definitely not the OP.  And at least she was somewhat thoughtful. 



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