BarbieMermaidia

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  1. I completely believe that article. Forcing the kids to chant is the exact kind of asinine thing this woman would come up with. Interesting though that the source is supposedly Jon's mom. I've always wondered about her place in this whole ordeal, if I recall mama shrew pushed her away.
  2. You'd think if those were the prices they needed to profit, common sense would've told them it was a poor strategic decision to even embark on such a tour. But plenty of bands seem to profit by renting the same venues and charging between $20 and $40, so knowing these women, I'd have to assume it's just greed. And part of the "perk" of buying meet n greet passes is getting first dibs at their merch; plenty to be made there as well. Perhaps back in the DM heyday a few years ago they could be raking all that in, but now? Anyone who wants to see them likely already has. I agree they should've been more selective about the number of nights or way downscaled the event. It sounds way too extravagant for four, never mind three, teenage girls to give dance lessons.
  3. Irreplaceables Tour Pricing: $35 General Admission $150 Admission + Meet n Greet $150 Admission + Dance Workshop $250 Admission + Dance Workshop + Meet n Greet Who do these people think they are to charge that much to meet them? Or most especially to be taught by them? Their fans are little girls.
  4. Jojo has an older brother. I don't think Jojo would be getting as far as she is if not for her personality. The kids are all watching her on youtube for something, and the videos aren't particularly polished so I imagine she is doing much of it herself. I do credit the whole persona to Jess to a degree, whom had her doing these circus-y dances when she was on the competition circuit and of course, made all those bows. Really Jojo's management just needed to pump some money into what was already there. She's almost akin to a children's performer, like the kind you'd see on Nick Jr, when compared to Mackenzie who's been presented as this teen poptart for years now.
  5. I think the whole thing behind Jojo's kiddie shtick is that it's a knee jerk reaction for the public after years of tween stars like Miley and Justin. Accepting of the "unsexy" has grown rapidly this decade compared to last. I have been researching all this more and more since seeing her stuff pop up everywhere and it seems the consensus is that parents and kids alike are attracted to her "just being a kid". To have the hot ticket item be hair bows must seem pretty wholesome to people compared to other things we've seen, regardless of whether the operation at large really is. And in all fairness, they've got the right timing, because I don't see any other kid figures being marketed to the extent she is right now. As for my personal opinion, well, I felt too pushed to grow up during those years so I can sympathize with wanting to hold on to childhood. Everyone matures differently. But moving forward, I think they would be wise to have her grow with her audience, even if most are technically a few years younger. Eventually go a more "geek chic" route, try selling leggings or socks or something somewhere like Hot Topic. There are many videos of her "babysitting" and whatnot so at least there's some recognition there of her being a teen.
  6. I used to feel bad for Chloe, but they were discussing her mistreatment from Abby like it happened last week. They came back to the show. I dislike the word "entitled", but Christi waltzing on here like no time has gone by is the definition of it.
  7. What exactly do they do on these tours? Just talk and then you line up to get a photo or an autograph?
  8. Wow was Christi always that nasty? She probably was, but Maddie/Melissa grated so perhaps I didn't notice. I couldn't make out what she was yelling at the end, I think it was, "Brynn will never be on Broadway!" You could still that about Chloe and the woman would freak. This storyline of caring that Brynn is dancing with the little girls is lame. Somebody's gotta be the oldest. And they're doing higher caliber dancing. The older girls looked like recreational dancers coming up with something for the high school variety show. Is that part of their popularity at this point, that they're relatable for ordinary teens? Maybe they need some cardio. The costume wasn't as inappropriate as it was plain unflattering, it was better suited for somebody hourglass shaped. I hate giving Abby credit, but she wouldn't have put them in that, for that reason. I just don't know how any of the moms care anymore. I said that a long time ago, it just being a tv show and all. But now, with the end so near, I really don't know how.
  9. I'm sorry I'm having trouble multi quoting, but YES to none of the older girls retaining any of their star quality. I agree with whomever said that it doesn't seem like they have had the opportunity to work on themselves. Just blah. Big YES to yet another real choreographer calling them out on their laziness and entitlement. Time to hang up the dance shoes and ride that fame train into the sunset. I used to like Chloe, she seemed like a sweet kid, and I found Christi quite funny in her calling out of everyone's crap. But now the woman is far too full of it herself. She is delusional for even agreeing to let her kid come back to this, at least without some pre-training. I hope Chloe is getting paid well, though I'm sure it is mostly just a measure of staying relevant. At this point, a decent YT channel would be the way to go for these girls. Maybe an acting gig on something like Freeform, at the absolute best. But to keep pretending they are "dancers" is embarrassing. A comment Abby made struck me. She said something to Jill about when she first saw her kid's face, she knew she had to make her something. Abby has always found Kendall beautiful, and I think that has caused some of the animosity with her and her mother. As in, if she were a better dancer or had some personality, she'd have been a star. At least, not just one by association. Therefore to Abby, it's not only laziness, but a huge waste of potential, like how she viewed Kelly's kids. My theory anyway. But in all fairness, that would be like getting blood from a rock. You can train somebody physically but you can't inject charisma into a very regular kid.
  10. So I have been following this board for years as an embarrassingly devout follower of DM, but hadn't really found anything worth sharing. Until I saw this gem front and center of my mall's Halloween store this week: https://www.spirithalloween.com/product/155963.uts Somebody who's around young kids tell me, is she really that popular? From what, DM? YT? Nick? I am impressed with her management though, going the Mary-Kate and Ashley route. At this rate she will be the most successful kid from this show. Speaking of Nick, has anyone mentioned Maddie being on a couple episodes of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn? Personally I found her acting really subpar to that of the female lead Lizzy Greene.