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No. 642032

Who she is: 32-year-old YouTube personality who gained traction by making videos about how she lives in her car. Her account went from 15k to 150k in summer 2018 over the span of one month.

Links:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/katiewasheredotcom/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katiecarney/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/katiecarney (hasn't posted content since February 2018, posted an apology for not updating in October, hasn't posted yet but keeps linking the account in all her videos and collecting between $200-500 depending on how many patrons she's had)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katiewashere (not updated often)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katie_carney?lang=en (not updated often)
MySpace: https://myspace.com/carntinarc (OLD and not used in years, interesting to look at the old photos though)
Blog: https://thekatiecarney.wordpress.com/ (not updated since 2011 when she was 24, some nice cringey stuff though)

- She had to sleep in her car for 10 days out of necessity, made a video about it on her channel, and then didn't check it for a long time. When she logged in, she saw that it got way more attention than any of her other stuff, so she decided to base her channel around living in her car
- The problem is that she doesn't really live in her car 95%+ of the time, she stays with friends for long periods of time or with family and only sleeps in her car when she travels between houses
- Exclusively has male friends because all other women besides her are too dramatic and tough to deal with vs the guys she meets on Tinder
- Commoditizes her mental problems to ellicit sympathy from her viewers, which gives her a reputation for being raw and relatable; only "likes" comments that pity or prop her up, never comments suggesting she actually talk to a therapist or seek psychiatric help for her conditions
- Overshares, for instance when her boyfriend of six weeks dumped her a few months ago, she made a half-hour video talking about it. She made sure to tell people not to blame the guy then proceeded to paint herself as an innocent victim and list out all the ways she had been hurt
- Spent a whole video complaining that she got kicked out of parking overnight at a truckstop with a two-hour parking limit that she knew about when she parked there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36EQLANdWVA
- Claims to have gastroparesis and be on all these restrictive diets, doesn't eat dairy… then posts videos eating all kinds of cheese and butter and other junk food which would make her condition worse if she really had it
- Claims all her money comes from working on the computer at a vague customer service job, but she buys tons of high-end skincare and clothes (which she keeps the tags on a compulsively returns)
- talks about travel all the time and says how much she loves it but maybe 5% of her videos actually show her traveling, usually she just moves in with someone in a city like Hollywood or Nashville and lives off them for months at a time

- I will say, she does seem to love her family and support her brother who has autism, so I will give her that
- I wouldn't have so much of a problem with her if she would just be honest and frank about her living situation instead of clinging to the "I live in my car" act that hasn't been true for at least two years now
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhUWvjQPp1M&t=1s - this video launched her YouTube rise last summer, it was aggressively promoted shortly after she took a trip to Los Angeles, which led people to speculate that she met or hooked up with someone at YouTube. There are quite a few "why was this in my recommendations?" comments on the video so it seems like it was pushed on a lot of people

No. 642035

ok but shouldn't this be on snow

No. 642037

Moved to >>>/snow/779776.



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