I am not sure if this is going to be an unpopular opinion, but its something that has been grinding on me for a while now. Youtube Hauls. Actually more specifically the number of budget hauls, affordable hauls, 30 under £30 hauls etc that have popped up recently. I sit and watch hauls, but as you know I go out charity shopping. I see someone show all the things that they have bought recently and think I bet I could get a dres like that for £1 and thats how it goes.
The thing that worries me is that younger girls are being sucked into this culture of thinking this is normal. I know when I was having a bad time a few years ago I racked up a small but still being paid off, credit card debt. Its not that I think people will just blindly go out and buy everything because a youtuber says so, but sometimes you know you get sucked in. If enough people are looking good in something it can be pretty persuasive.
It just goes back to my niggle recently that a lot of youtubers are becoming unrelatable. A very well known youtuber (with a mostly teenage following) recently uploaded a haul and when the pieves were added up it came to over £800. Now thats as expensive as my holiday last year.
Go to primark, its fun, maybe have a nandos or wagamamas to go with it. Those words are from a blogger I REALLY like, my problem is though just this encouraging of spending all the time. I want to see more of "this coat I have had for three years and it is still doing me strong" rather than I buy six new coats every year ...
From a sustainability point of view to, I very rarely see these outfits again, and I worry about the impact of this.
Do you agree? I mean feel free to just tell me I am totally missing the point and to shut up. I wont be offended ...I love shopping as much as the next person but I feel the youtube culture of hauls is just encouraging this culture of buying for the sake of buying.
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