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Simon and Martina are a couple who became famous with their Korean and Japanese vlogs and informational videos. Recently they moved back to Canada and are getting a divorce after 15 years of marriage. The drama is spilling into their social media, they are both engaging in petty behavior, the fans are getting involved… it's getting messy.Recently:
- Simon has become some kind of minimalist/yoga/new age guru and got himself a dog named Fudgy.
- Martina is left alone in Japan to sort out their apartment. She moved back to Canada with Meemers.
- Simon made a IG live with another woman. Speculation about the nature of their relationship and whether Simon was cheating.
- Simon went to a vacation in Hawaii during the pandemic and Martina called him out.
- Simon is shilling a website that looks like a scam.
- Simon deletes Martina's comments criticizing him and blocks fans who defend her.
- Martina has announced that she plans to move back to Japan and leave Meemers with her mom.
- Simon uploaded a video in their EYK channel to address the rumors.Social media:https://twitter.com/eatyourkimchihttps://www.instagram.com/eatyourkimchi/https://www.youtube.com/user/simonandmartina
Simonhttps://www.instagram.com/wearewithfriendshttps://www.patreon.com/alifewithfriendsPrevious thread: >>>/snow/65755
Some of the drama was also discussed in >>>/snow/1214718
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Reposting some old caps from the YT thread. This is a summary of what Simon did post-separation.
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Martina talking about Simon naming his new dog after her beloved dead dog.
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Martina leaves a comment in a video about being married to a narcissist and follows a bunch of narc abuse survivor IG accounts
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Simon's post in IG
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Simon "accidentally" joins Martina's discord and gets kicked out.
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Martina announces that she is returning to Japan.
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People ask if Simon is going to have custody of Meemers. Martina says no, she rather let her mom keep the cat because Simon stresses the cat too much. Simon deletes Martina's comment.
This video is golden.
- Doesn't want anyone to be blamed, but blames Martina's niece for interacting with the cat.
- "Martina is just angry and needs time to heal". "Why didn't she heal like me?"
- Ironically looks out of it during the entire video, and based on things HE has said about edibles, that might be how he's coping with his "healing".
- Keeps telling the community to stop being mean like it'll help.
It's weird that he wants to keep Hawaii private. If he did take COVID tests three times like he claimed, then saying he went to Hawaii should be fine. It only seemed to be a thing of contention since it was used against him.
I dunno if the narcissism claims are true, but based on the old info from their assistants back at the EYK Studios (I forgot their names after so long) it wouldn't shock me. However, I wouldn't say Martina is scott-free either, I imagine both could be difficult to work with or live with under the right circumstances.
Ever since the divorce Simon has been… weird. In videos he used to display joy, but maybe it was all fake, I dunno. The way he talks to the audience in the video makes it feel like he's talking to a child, if he did this to Martina, I'd be pissy, too.
I doubt the video will remain up once Martina sees it, but she seems more vocal so maybe she'll just make her own.
>>1328041>the advice that the vet has given Martina is wrong bc my google search has said something else! >humans can't give felines covid! (shows a picture with proof that there aren't known cases of felines giving humans covid) >having a child over once is clearly more stress on a cat than having 2 dogs around every day! >I can only meditate on remote beaches on Hawaii even though tbr locals were begging tourists to stay tf home
This is just 20 minutes of gaslighting and narc rage over her not handing over the cat because that and channel are the only things still linking them and the only things he can control her with.
Also tinfoil but I feel like this "mmm" sound he does after every fucking sentence is to regulate his breathy zen voice and keep himself sounding affected and believable kek
It's distracting how many times he does it and he can't put that on him speaking freely either because he obviously copy pasted his script into the ccs because they partially say something completely different than he does.
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Martina's sister's reaction to him mentioning her daughter
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Martina rambling about how Simon is a narcissist
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Martina saying a day ago she won't comment further and wants to have only ~good vibes~
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Martina's comment on the video
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Some autist on YouTube with proof that cats probably can get corona and Simon's spreading misinformation
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Martina has deleted the link to EYK from her king.kogi profile
I think it's important to note that so far the drama has stayed on Instagram and reddit which have much smaller audience than their channel.
Martina has been only uploading upbeat videos unrelated to the breakup, very similar to their past content but Simon's videos are usually related to the breakup. He's now escalating the situation by releasing this to much broader audience. He might be milking this because his drama videos get more views and interaction.
Jumping on this to also note that the video is monetized.
It's fairly obvious that the old audience isn't interested in his enlightened podcast and he's probably hurting for money
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That podcast is only earning 214 Canadian dollars per month lol
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Martina's response to the video in IG
A lot of Martina's comments come off as narc sperging. She absolutely hates if people are neutral towards Simon and she's trying to make him a monster. Which doesn't help since Simon is trying to manipulate everyone by being passive so when it all blows up he can just show her to be an aggressor.
This is so fucking milky since they feed into each other's narcissism. It's amazing that they even managed to stay married this long
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I found a good summary of what has happened so far since last year up to a few months ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/simonmartina/comments/o8qdt7/the_timeline/
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Martina has posted her official final post in their EYK Instagram account.
I have seen some theories that Simon's video was a way to force Martina out of their shared accounts or to sabotage her efforts to get sponsorships in order to return to Japan. I don't know if he as Machiavellian as they are painting him to be but there is definitely something off about him. I don't buy his carefree/mindfulness persona at all. The Tesla, purebred dog, Hawaii trip and total disregard for Meemer's health are huge contradictions for what he is preaching nowadays.
Simon is insane, but jesus christ Martina is a salty bitch. She keeps saying she doesn't want to stir the drama but she also keeps hinting that she is a victim
and that Simon is a mean narcisist.
Apparently the captions of this video >>1328041
don't match with what Simon is saying, so redditors (https://www.reddit.com/r/simonmartina/comments/pqsf24/some_of_these_captions_flashed_by_so_fast_i_had/
) are speculating that he was relying on a script and then used it for the subtitles. Later when he was editing the video, he forgot to update the subtitles. What he cut out:
>Martina has no right to keep it online. What if posted something private about her life and how she relates to the world?
This one sounds like a threat to me.
>I have seen some people fishing for evidence of my being evil through old videos. "Remember when he brought Martina coffee and it got cold? Proof that he was shitty all along! Remember that time he stole food on camera? This is how Simon must have been off camera too!" Movies do a good job of fostering this kind of smoking gun mentality: when bad guy is revealed, and it's a surprise, then the movie gives you a flashback that shows you the signs that you missed early on in the movie. "See! The evidence is all there, in the background!" People aren’t that simple, though. Movies are unrealistic depictions of human interaction, and some people use these depictions as frameworks for their own relationships. Yes, I have caused harm on my life, so has Martina, so have you.
i mean…. he has a point though? dont get me wrong he's a massive cunt, but I don't think in a moustache twirling, evil way, just a regular boring dickhead. The way people are fishing for the most inane reasons to call him an abuser, from the way he names his pets (Fudgy, but also Petra is called like that because she used to be "petrified" for being too scared) to how he acted in obviously fake skits (lmao i remember one where they tried a lie detector that shocks you when you tell a lie, and they proudly proclaimed they never smoked a joint in their life… and now they're both giant potheads. I'm surely that had nothing to do with the fact that Korea is VIOLENTLY anti drug).
I'm sure he's shitty, she's being shitty too, divorce does that to people
meh, shitty argument nonny
I always found it interesting that Simon was willing to follow Martina blindly through everything. Their channel was mainly build up around Martina's interests, kpop and weeb shit, they moved to Japan because Martina wanted to and when her health went downwards all their content was about Martina's struggles and her #buildaladder self-help bs, and Simon was just supposed to be there as her helper.
My tinfoil is that Simon wanted the divorce because he probably hated that their lives revolved around Martina's health, which in turn made her angry and now she believes he's a narcissist because from the outside, leaving your sick spouse for your own sake is a shitty (but common) thing to do.
She keeps sneakily leaving breadcrumbs about how abuse Simon was to her through all of the relationships while preaching that she doesn't want drama. It's been like two months since she declared that she would be leaving the EYK account because it was unsafe for her, yet she didn't leave until today (and we don't even know if she's going to be able to stay out of the EYK ig yet).
This isn't really about taking sides from my perspectives, they're both cows going through a very messy, public divorce both fighting to be the bigger victim
Since this is mentioning the tattoo video, here it is.
It's been at the back of my mind now and then because I always found it kind of creepy
Isn't that what Simon is doing to Aliana too? I have the feeling that he doesn't have an identity of his own and just absorbs the personality of the people around him. The peaceful hippie shit is more Aliana's thing.
My tinfoil is that Simon was having a long distance relationship on Martina with Aliana when he was in Japan. Martina found out and kicked him out. Simon came back to Canada to be closer to Aliana and Martina was left alone to take care of the house and Meemers.
i dunno, that's just speculation. He repeatedly said that they're not dating. Now, this wouldnt be the first time a man has ever lied, but considering how woman-scorned martina has acted these past few months, i can't believe she wouldn't let slip a very juicy "girlfriend" comment towards Aliana.
I think the reality is way more boring: when they were young and full of energy, they could cope with Martina limited mobility, now that they're older and her illness makes her (self-admittedly) more and more of an asshole on her bad days, he decided to peace out. I mean, if i were her i would started resenting the FUCK out of him, what were all those declarations of eternal love even for then?
She is probably going back to earn money.
I bet she thinks it's better to be miserable and alone in Japan while making bank on weeb content than being miserable and alone in Canada making no money.
that's the real animal abuse kek
also kinda side-eyeing how they used to dye their pet's fur blue, but i have never done any research into it so maybe that was safe and not a huge useless stress
What makes you think it was all Martina's idea and he just tagged along? He has a mind and mouth of his own, I find it more plausible he just shared her interests as you often start liking what your partner does when they are passionate about it and he probably wanted to move too. I mean even if you're not a weeb, living in Japan and Korea sounds exciting for most people. You're making him out to be a total poor victim
like she was holding a gun to his head kek
She’s probably made quite a bit of money off of all her King Kogi merch. Her videos in Canada all had quite high views and seemed well received, and she has a ton of fans still so she is still making bank even without living in weebland.
I’m curious to know how she’s going to make this move to japan though - seems hasty to make that announcement when the country is still closed to tourists, and also, she might become physically disabled in the future. She also probably doesn’t speak much Japanese.
lmao, no he is definitely not a victim
in this and that wasn't my point. I'm sure she wasn't forcing him to do anything. I'm just tinfoiling that Martina might be angry he left her because he didn't want to do the things they had in common anymore and it's very clear that Martina still wants to do them.
My point was more geared towards how everyone is eating up Martina's victim
schtick and how she doesn't want to create drama even though she has no problem flinging implicating terms at Simon such as claiming that he is "grooming" the audience (>>1238153). I also think she probably knew that fans would quickly find out that she is following narc-victim
IGs and her comments on youtube videos. I think she is vindictive and feels fine about their entire fanbase playing armchair-psychologists who just KNOWS Simon is an abuser because their mom was mean to them 10 years ago.
He's shitty for monetizing their problems on YT but she's just as shitty for baiting fans while claiming to stay drama-free.
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I don't think their crimes are equal, Martina is still making content people want to see where Simon is being a self indulgent idiot blogging his feelings in Youtube videos. All Martina has posted were pointed comments mostly about pet health.
Simon knows people don't want to watch him and instead posts pictures of pets both on Instagram, in video thumbnails to try and soften the blow.
It's very clear 100% of the content people enjoyed came from Martina, and Simon was tagging along, obviously not forced by the chronically ill woman, but it makes it more stark to see when they consciously uncouple and Martina stays the same where he's a bitter husk.
It makes it very clear how much of what people enjoyed came from Simon, which is approximately 0.
I actually think Martina split with him rather than the other way around, he probably became too controlling or demanding based on his current crazy behavior and she cut him off.
picrel an old pic from a fan account of what Simon used to be like.
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Samefag, I went on a tangent there, but the point I was trying to make was that Simon is not doing anything for the community he's built, just being a self indulgent twat, whereas Martina is continuing to make content people enjoy seeing, so purely from a viewer perspective Martina is the better person for being considerate of her viewers, unlike whatever the fuck picrel is.
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That's a fair point nonnie
, in the end, I'm just enjoying them throwing poop at each other.
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How true is this? I didn't follow them that closely and I was unaware of these things.
>Martina was the one who did the majority of the work for the brand. She wrote the songs, she often research the places that they travel to and knew all the information while Simon often stood around smiling.
>Simon used Martina’s illness to make himself look like the perfect partner. He even made a video about EDS without her.
>When Martina went to Canada to visit her family because her dad was sick and dying, Simon made a whole video about how he couldn’t function without her, when he picked her up at the airport the focus of his video was on how he was so lost without her and how he had missed her so much never mind to the fact that Martina was going through something much much bigger, he stole the show and you can see from her face in that video that she’s tired of it.
It always seemed like Martina did most of the work. I had assumed that Simon worked on filming, but she made music, graphics, and did editing.
I'm unaware who did website maintenance and other stuff, but I've always got the vibe that Simon was her assistant.
This is the video of their reunion in the airport (2:18) referenced >>1329826
. Martina even says>He's having a really hard time. I'm the one who suffered in Canada and he's having a snotty…
Apparently Simon also had a Twitter breakdown and sent her text messages about feeling lonely during Martina's trip. Imagine trying to come to terms with your sick parent dying while your husband is complaining about mundane stuff and making it all about himself.
It reminds me of early 00s flash animations, so I think it's quite nostalgic depending what age you are.
I can see why some people might think they're shitty, but they're kinda charmingly/intentionally so.
Might have meant that she returned home cause of COVID, her parents, and the divorce and was always planning to go back. So she kept up with visa paperwork and the like, unsure.
Though it'd been said their house has been sold, is that confirmed?
hope so, i love to see women thrive.
I hope simon wasnt such a big part of the equation that she can't succeed on her own: i feel like a lot of the EYK appeal was precisely that they were a happy married couple living their best child-free weeby life. That's aspirational for a lot of us arrested-development neets lol
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This is an old comment I saw posted on their subreddit (I believe under the ig post when she first announced she was going back to Japan) and yes, it looks like she kept up with her visa paperwork and the renewal has been approved so that's how she's gotten back in.
I am curious what Simon might do in retaliation. At this point it's just fun to poke at Simon and see what "woe is me" garbage he is going to do in response to Martina. I hope she thrives so we'll see his meltdowns get worse and worse. Even if her content fails to attract new viewers, it's not like Simon is going to get any with his yoga bullshit (could barely pull from his existing audience).
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I figure that our little potato farming community is secret/toxic
enough to keep most prying eyes to post this confirmation here.
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Gonna dump some of her posts from there, not a lot really.
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Last one, she just finished her quarantine.
not envying her one bit, bureaucracy is bullshit everywhere but in japan, even though they're living in 3021 for some things, are still stuck in the '80s when it's about forms and stuff, like some places require fax, don't accept emails, you have to have everything filled multiple times in kanji and katakana… damn.
…..can't help to think it's a bit hypocritical to be so critical of simon for going to hawaii and then hopping to a plane to japan first chance she gets but.. can't even be mad at her, i would go too lol
you don't know that, it's a she said - he said at this point. It wasn't her channel, it was of the both of them. Simon still did work on the channel, even if it was just being """"the talent"""
I mean at least it wasn't initially simon's channel that pivoted to couple's content, otherwise she'd be screwed for good.
Martina is likeable and acted like an adult about the separation.
Plus it turns out she was doing most of the work for their vids and Simon was just kinda there.(sage)
this is it, EYK was quirky Asian shit to start with, and yoga is not quirky enough to interest their old fans. I think both of them came out of this divorce looking like shitheads, but the fanbase of weeb girls with munchie tendencies obviously feels slighted by Simon. He's an asshole but the "any behavior I don't like = covert narc" narrative is annoying too. Maybe I'm all wrong but I think it seems pretty obvious that Simon dumped her because he thought he could do better all of a sudden (that hairline screams midlife crisis) and Martina is very bitter. Her bitterness is righteous because dropping your wife of over a decade because you suddenly wanted more out of life is a shitty thing to do BUT I doubt he's abusive
All the stuff with the cat is so pathetic too. I think Martina absolutely is using the cat as a 'weapon' against Simon. Not that it matters. this was one ugly, retarded divorce.
Yeah, she was so torn up about the cat that she just dumped him with her mom and fucked off to the other side of the world kek.
Also i guess his crystals weren't INCREDIBLY DEADLY!!! when SHE wanted to move him from kr to jp and the from jp to can.
Like.. if the cat managed to sustain 2 international flights, im sure living with dogs he came to know and sleep with was fine.
This is 100% both of them being petty af, cmon… She believed simon would give him covid. Animals can get covid, yes, but it's so extremely rare in house pets that it was clearly just a way to hurt him.
And i don't care about Simon, he sucks, but she's for sure one crazy bitch, you can tell from the way she responded to people criticizing them even before this mess. She was super aggressive
>>1331419>The desperation to make some middle-aged man a "cow" just because of a breakup is pathetic (like most man-haters).
You either have a penis or you're very lost. It's not manhate, look at his pathetic videos and posts, and then read all the comments followers left, 99% of which are unenthused with him - despite being fans for years or even a decade.
Pointing out a shitty man (or woman) is shitty is not a gendered attack when they're shitty? Crawl back in your hole.
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Actually the time Simon went was when Hawaii said Canadians don’t have to quarantine upon arrival.
Martina plans on living in Japan and it’s different in her case because she’s not returning to Canada. She most likely will follow the rules upon arrival as well. Not sure on what happens if she doesn’t maybe some japanfags can enlighten us.
unfortunately there's enough people genuinely lapping up her kool-aid for me to believe that's not martina, but i want to add >>1331882
martina is the one saying she was the one doing most of the work and like… i dunno, that doesn't seem like the most reliable of sources lol
were they criticized a lot? i know k-pop stans tried to get immigration on their asses, but i assumed it was white americans pissed off that they didn't like a song or whatever, and on the japanese side i only came across an english japanese neet who's clearly autistic who did a video trashing them with very low views, Martina replied super pissed off telling basically to sit down young child (you know, Graceful Queen Martina, always knowing how to act online lololol) and he immediately backed off with his tail between his legs.
Were they criticized more? I saw on the subreddit at the start of this mess people were pissed that they weren't partecipating in the stop asian hate hashtag, she replied being "I HAVE MY OWN SHIT TO DEAL WITH!!" and then made a post about it. I would have been great to see Simon see that, cus he would have immediately crucified over it lol, like his poor co-host got crucified over doing yoga. "Cultural appropriation" is a problem only when you can use it as a bullet against someone apparently, for these types of fans
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Some screenshots of Simon's responses
Thanks for posting these anon. I think Simon just needs to permanently leave the social media sphere. I don't think you can be an influencer and not have some sort of parasocial relationship form with fans, I think that's just an unfortunate part of being an influencer and any influencer who says they don't want to foster parasocial relationships (to make things more "authentic") is a filthy liar. You cannot exist as someone with a platform who engages with fans and not have this relationship form in one way or another.
As for the boundaries he's set, I think he's much better off going private. As a small public figure, being criticized on your page/on any of your spaces, is to be expected. He's not a private citizen with the right to demand/expect respect/kindness as long as he chooses to post on the EYK ig, a business ig with over 200k followers. He's not the first or last person on the internet to have shit flung at him, and should know by now the only solution would be to leave.
>>1332006>I don’t think there’s gonna be much more to see here.
Then you can hide the thread.>>1332131
Yeah, anon, because it totally doesn't irritate east asians when random white people show up to live in their country and observe every daily interaction of their lives like a fat kid watching ants under a magnifying glass or the sped niece from finding nemo. Then, to add insult to injury, make money from doing so all while treating coffee vending machine flavors like some futurama concept.
Have you ever lived overseas? Because people do talk shit and in collectivist societies, your boorishness gets you alienated. >>1332149
This. Let's be real: Some cows haven't done shit in ages beyond overly shooped selfies and self righteous posts and they still have ongoing threads that other anons fight tooth and nail to keep going. See: Moo and Lori. Even Shat's doing her groundhog day bullshit again.>>1332261>>1332264>>1332267
Why doesn't he take some of that white boy guru shit he's been hawking and go backpacking across europe or something. Jfc this wall of text.
I’m kinda glad to see the thread because I had been wondering about some of the stuff I was seeing in real time and hadn’t been here in a while.
I lost interest in them as “content creators” because Simon was weird and Martina got a bit grating - but during all this recent crap Martina isn’t super milky, just seems like normal going through it, and Simon got really creepy, like cult leader creepy and the comments he’s made are waving huge flags.
Some of the real milk is the comments on the EYK Instagram, holy shit people are nuts, I think I took screenshots but damn, it wasn’t even people being in a Simon versus Martina type of thing just cringe.
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martina's response when asked about why they weren't posting about violence against asians
Her reply is also very much like Simon's replies here >>1332267
. God they're both truly annoying.
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Reposting this from the Jvloggers thread since it hasn't been posted here yet. Martina's IG stories from yesterday.
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Comment and reply on her latest King Kogi video (which is just the song she used at the end of the Japan announcement video)
can you imagine if simon said to a troll "you can go die"? all of martina stans would be up in arms about how toxic
he is, but this is martina so they're YASS QUEEEEEN-ing her to heaven kek
Is it just me or is Simon starting to look a bit like Brian Laundrie? If I was his girlfriend, and he started building a van to get deeper into his new-age bullshit, I would run to the hills.
All jokes aside, I feel like Simon is going this new-age hippy route cause he has no idea who he truly is. Typical midlife crisis coping. He might have been a bit of a Koreaboo/Weeb, who enjoyed a little anime or Kpop on the side, but I am sure Martina was the one who was truly obsessed and was the one who decided to build a career around her koreaboo/weeb obsession. That's where I believe some of the animosity from Martina comes. Simon is still using their main channel (as well) to post his own videos, which are pretty much just him vlogging and trying to explain his side of the story AKA little to no effort. There is a chance that Martina did most of the thinking behind EYK and that Simon mostly just went with the flow and reaped the benefits. One earlier comment basically mentioned how Martina built Simon up and he was lucky to be along for the ride and now I see that being a possibility. If he's truly the narc Martina says he is, then I could definitely see him leech off her. I remember a video back in the day where he went on about how he wanted to do anything to be healthy and not injure himself, otherwise, he would be a huge hassle to the people around him, which felt like a microaggression. He probably tried to appear indisposable, him pointing out that he wanted to be fitter to help her as part of that too. He probably knew his days in that relationship were numbered and actually had to make an effort, but in the end, it was all about himself, not Martina.
Coming back to Simon's identity crisis, he seems to have no idea who he truly is. I don't know if it's because he tends to leech onto people and make their personality and hobbies his (like with Martina and his new gf), him being a huge closet case(Dothraki man warrior huh huh) or just a no-use narcissist scrote, but there seems to be a certain empty-shell element to him. Almost feel sorry for him, cause he is still trying to give us the ol' innocent Simon man-child vibes, while at the same time the facade is slipping and cracks are starting to appear on the surface. I feel both Martina and Simona should have left this drama outside of the internet, cause both have been childish as hell, but since they've started it, they now have to find a way to end it in an effective manner and resume their Youtube careers. And this is where it gets interesting for me because the way both went about it shows who they truly were in their relationship as partners of a business. Especially the way Simon goes about it shows us who he truly is. It's obvious he's still trying to cling onto the wealth and fame that came with EYK, which makes sense cause it could be potentially good money. Unfortunately, he has no idea how to go about it. Martina has now shown us who he truly is, and him trying to repair the damage is showing us how miserable he is at managing his affairs. Thing is, Martina probably did all the PR and image control in the past and the dude has no idea how to go about it. He's like a lost boy who lost his mommy and is now upset that she told him to move out and stand on his own two feet, hence why he's trying to blame everything that's going on on her. She might have aired some dirty laundry, but he basically dug his own grave. At this point I don't care about Martina anymore. Simon is the one that i'd pop some popcorn for.(sage your blog)
Simon has no YouTube career - everyone hates him and his videos, and EYK is looking like it was 99% martina anyway. He needs to just close the laptop and quit trying to defend himself to people who don’t wanna hear it. Agreed that he seems like a boring, empty shell of a person who just glommed onto someone with a bigger personality.
I’m undecided about martina - she’s definitely better off without him, and though I don’t care for her crappy Claire’s/H&M kids aesthetic and she was also a bitch in those YouTube/insta comments, I love that she’s getting out there and being herself and not giving a shit.
(Still wish there was more milk on her, though.)
I think the walk the plank
was like how Brits say "It's your funeral" when someone is going to make a bad decision (in this case supporting cult leader Simon), it was not a death threat.
Samefag. We all have problems. Martina is allowed to deal with her personal problems without putting energy into your stupid "talk about me" campaign. Nothings even happened to you. The internet told you you're a victim
and you're rolling with it. If anything, it's black people you need to be harassing and forcing to object to violence against Asians.
Both real east asians and diaspora ones were victims
of violence in western countries, though. I assure you being white in asia is not the same as being asian in the west.
I do agree that's it's pointless to demand a useless and low effort post from these i influencers, 1) you don't know their private life and maybe they've been donating or sm shit or 2) being that aggressive you're just making them defensive and at most squeezing a very insincere insta story who amounts to abs nothing. It's a retarted game
Ah, so not actual Koreans living in Korea lmfao.>>1332391>Yeah, anon, because it totally doesn't irritate east asians when random white people show up to live in their country and observe every daily interaction of their lives like a fat kid watching ants under a magnifying glass or the sped niece from finding nemo. Then, to add insult to injury, make money from doing so all while treating coffee vending machine flavors like some futurama concept.
I'm not saying Martina and Simon weren't cringe, but you yourself sound like a triggered
weeb/kpop sperg getting offended on the behalf of Asians that couldn't give a fuck lmfao. Let's be honest, all the sperging how EYK were ebil orientalists harrassing the poor East Asians was a way of dunking on them - for living the life all the spergs wanted - while remaining morally superior.
>>1334150>ethnicities don't exist
Whatever helps you sleep at night, nonnie
go back to twitter>>1333765
thank you. that whole stop asian hate campaign was mostly bs and a great opportunity for asians to complain about "racism" aka a person asking someone if they are chinese or "where are u from?" (when someone is usually tryna ask where theyre from… like where they live around, nothing deeper than that). who cares what martina or simon have to say about that situation (most of it happened in the US anyway) like now people care about their opinion on the asian community?? lmao everyone mustve been on the edge of their seat waiting>>1333738
kek best comment
do we have it confirmed that aliana is dating simon btw? I recall him saying that is not the case
I don't think announcing that you're grey rocking is a very good way to grey rock
Martina is a bit cringey, but it's obvious Simon is a creepy psycho and she's a victim
. I feel terrible for her. Disabled and alone. I just want her to find happiness soon
People contacted the yoga lady’s workplace? Damn dude the Martina white knight retardos have nothing going on.
I don’t think she’s his side piece, not after all that shit if she had an iota of a brain cell.
I remember reading on simonmartina subreddit that people should understand fan behaviour since "Martina and Simon were like their parents and now it's like a child witnessing their parents separating and trying to process it."
Except their fanbase age is mid 20s to mid 30s, so what the fuck are these autists on about? Did they call yoga lady's workplace to demand daddy go back to mommy?
Has Simon’s flying monkeys gone after anyone who was proxy but uninvolved with this shit show?
Genuinely curious for the milk.
not that i know of, but then again martina hasn't associated with anyone new and is keeping to herself. People have been openly trolling her and she has been falling for that every single time (that's where the whole "simon is a narc" debacle has come from.)
I still can't believe all of this has popped off because of a cat, like "i HAD to disclose i believe my ex is a covert narcissist, people were worried about my cat!" lmao
I wouldn’t be surprised if yoga lady was looking for any excuse at this point to end the podcast and get away from this parasocial hell.
Turns out Simon’s “fan base” didn’t serve to build her personal brand at all. Whoopsies
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People on simonmartina subreddit are truly mentally ill this next to a post about spending your entire weekend streaming Martina's videos
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Someone reuploaded an old IG story of Meemers meowing repeatedly in the background and Simon telling him to shut up. Some of the comments say that Meemers is in distress. I have never owned a cat, so I have no idea if this is true or not.
it does sound like a distressed meow, yes, but that can range from something serious to "my bowl is SLIGHTLY emptier than i'd like it to be, fill it IMMEDIATELY before i perish from hunger". A pained meow is usually much deeper in tone if that makes sense?
I mean without knowing the context, it could very well be that meemers was in pain from crystals, or just hungry, i don't know that cat.
Simon sounds like an asshole though and it's amazing he thought this was cute enough for content lol
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Simon is living in Portugal now
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Apparently Simon is living in Lisbon with a woman.
Kek. I wonder if this is in response to Martinas move to glorious nippon.
Seems like they're both really moving on, shame because I am still waiting for the full tea from at least one of them
Meanwhile the subreeeedit is still a spergfest. I guess it's a reflection on the kind of people who were into EYK when they were relevant
I've had cats my whole life. That's not a cat in distress.
Granted you learn what is "normal" for any given cat. One of ours would only give little peeps, so if they yelled out that'd probably be unusual.
But this whole drama?
This is what happens when 90% of your viewers are lonely women, living vicariously through Martina.
I used to follow them regularly and… seriously, their audience was almost exclusively unappealing, die-alone pickmes drooling over k-pop idols.
They would just self-insert themselves into Martina's place where they had a world of adventure with a tall, funny husband and cute pets and street food and pretty boys!
And the break up… that's Simon leaving THEM… and he's the bastard.
No one ever mentions the fact that Martina having chronic pain (while not her fault) would also take a toll on Simon. Spouses of people with chronic illnesses are 6 times more likely to be depressed. These types of marriage are at a significantly higher rate of divorce.
Dude is literally like "If you hate me, use that hate to support her".
And people still go on about him being an asshole.
Everyone make a wish! It's the loneliest little pickme.
I'm wishing for her to get laid.(learn2sage)
>>1393693>imaging using your limited time on this earth to defend a man
You know he hasn't got much to offer too if all they got is tall, funny
, and he appears to have lost all his humor, so now he's simply tall.
Yea, like Simon is probably an asshole but it's naive to assume Martina doesn't have issues too. And they nitpick Simon and that Aliana girl over everything it's so petty. I think really they just sided with Martina because she didn't change and he changed so much. And they assumed at the beginning Simon dumped Martina because of her disability, even though now it looks like Martina dumped Simon because he's a narcissist, apparently>>1393977>>1394057
Kek I want to see this
You gals get me.
They're both gigantic narcs, and it's maddening to see her behaving shittily just as much as him and still getting unwavering support
careful, you might start seeing him as an actual human being and not a mindless abusive
she went home.
he went on a vacation.
She went home and left her old dying pet to live in a unfamiliar place? What a hero!
There is 0 reason for her to need to return to Japan at that time, other than to uphold some kind of visa status potentially.
ntayrt, it's just it seemed pretty weird to be so staunchily against simon claiming the cat and then just dumping him on her mom. I mean i love cats and i know he won't give a shit Martina isnt around lol, and I guess everything worked out fine since Simon moved to Lisboa and another international move would have been too much for that cat.
It just seems that instead of her really care for the animal she just wanted to be an ass against her ex, but i guess that's how divorces go. They're messy and incredibly embarassing to go through after all the declaration of eternal love you did at the start, i can't even imagine how much it must suck to do it on a public platform.
>>1398457>left her old dying pet to live in a unfamiliar place?
What about Martina's mom's house is unfamiliar for Meemers? She has reported that Meemer's crystals are gone, so he's stress free in a home he's adjusted to.
>other than to uphold some kind of visa status potentially
This is probably why she returned. She says here >>1331286
that she has been in contact with Breaker, the company that most likely sponsored them moving from Korea to Japan, the whole time. She most likely returned to Japan as soon as she was allowed to to keep her visa status.>>1398597
NTA but yes I do think it was just a way to get back at him, but I also can't help but feel like Martina had valid
reasons to keep Meemers away from Simon given the urine crystals he was getting. Martina would look significantly more like an asshole if Meemers didn't have health issues and she was just keeping him to keep him. I would like to know if Simon would've moved Meemers with him to Lisbon or ultimately given him to his parents or something if Martina let him have the cat.
i have no idea why simon gives off culty vibes and martina apparently doesnt, considering she's the one with the bigger cult of personality and "build a ladder" mantra and was the one to rally people against simon and his friend
all hes done so far is getting very much into meditation and start a book club lol
have you seen her latest video? i swear it's japanophile in the worst way possible, like "omg you guys, japan is truly the land of the future, they have ERASABLE PENS!" meanwhile i used those exact pens in elementary school in the 90's… or maybe my own backward european country is actually from the future as well, who knows.
anyway very embarassing, i hope the old videos they made manage to keep them floating because damn, i don't see either of them surviving another year without proper content. Especially in a notoriously expensive city as tokyo
I'm not trying to WK Martina but her content being more boring could be due to her physical condition being worse. It's my understanding EDS gets worse with age, and as she's on her own now she is likely taking on more physical tasks in her day to day that perhaps I have no clue how much of a "caregiver" Simon ever really was at this point tbh
Simon did years ago.
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Simon came out of hiding
only brought along Fudgy no Petra insight
De qué hablas loca? En qué taper vivís que no hay lapiceras que se borran? jajajaja lo que tiene una que leer
And I like her content too, it's chill, I enjoy it, but don't be so weird about it, you don't even know her, get a hobby or something.
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Martina saying on Instagram that Simon’s latest video triggered a PTSD episode for her.
So your ex is triggering
for you…so you go and watch his video? Grow the fuck up.
tl;dw>Simon blames his drastic weight loss on the fans negative comments>The hostility online made him anxious and develop a complicated relationship with food>He is nervous about being creative because he gets violent comments online>He is working through his food issues and regaining his appetite back, which in turn has gave him his creativity back>He has never swam with Fudgy in Lisbon, so he decided to drove France to do it>Simon and Fudgy swim>Simon goes to high end restaurants to eat and talks about the food
Simon seems to be lasering off his old tattoos
First and foremost, sage. Second:> Heaven's Gate vibes. Portguese girls dig it
Ain't France and Portugal very close to each other? Why travel there for the same water you could get back home?
And he totally wasn't alone, prowith Aliana?>>1612119
Nta buts its the cult that commited mass suicide in the 90s because the leader said too. The cults called heavens gate.
I think anon is suggesting he looks like a cult member (a quick search confirms this kek) >>1612085>ViOlent ComMMents
show us the violent comments mate
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So many people, including these two would benefit from just stepping away from YouTube when making cOnTeNt helped make them dysfunctional in the first place. But they never do.
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I thought the same at first but now her Instagram stories are filled with this shit. A few weeks of not being able to even sleep? Pretty unbelievable that you’d still be choosing to live in a country where you don’t speak the language by yourself if you’re in such pain you can’t even sleep, or cook, or sit and edit a video. Personally I think her and Simon were both happy to overstate the severity of her illness for views and sympathy. I don’t doubt she has EDS, I just question how bad it is given she made the choice to live in Japan by herself with no support, barely knowing the language.
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Did Simon gave up the book club? The last update/meet up was in February
Same stuff everyone was saying 6 months ago, when she first went out there - why do this when you’re sick, will only become more sick, and don’t speak the language? I mean, did she really uproot what was left of her life and move across the world in poor health, just to make basic weeby insta posts about eating ramen and going to fucking Nakano Broadway…? You’re 20 years too late to all this shit, Martina.>>1612079
I don’t know why this guy insists on still being online. If trolls made him anorexic, and comments and upvotes are turned off on his videos, then…what’s even the point?
I'm pretty sure I saw on reddit that Petra was a foster and she has a new home now
Simon looks like he's dying. I don't understand Martina, she should have just stayed in Canada with her family. I wish she would drop the full tea on their relationship and why it broke down. I'd like to hear Simon's side too but he looks so broken I think he would just say it's all his fault.
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If Petras was a foster, this is a weird way to introduce her to the fans. I thought that Roxy was the foster, not Petra
Sorry for ESL but Simon uploaded a new video to their shared channel about a book called All About Love and his own experience with love, apparently hes a polyfag now
>started reading the book around the time of their divorce (February 2021) when he felt unlovable and incapable of loving
>he realized he didnt know anything about love, set out on a spiritual journey to become better at it
>talks about developing self compassion, a more secure attachment style (later he complains about the romanticization of anxious attachment style in media), learning how to communicate in an efficient way which was apparently a game changer for him
>took a university class on psychology of relationships, learned about the chemical aspect of emotions and love
>makes a joke about studying love for two years instead of developing employable skills
>apparently is in a loving relationship atm
>idk what happened after the 16 min mark because I couldn't be bothered to finish it
>second part is on his own channel
>says he pretty much dropped all his friendships in favor of his relationship with Martina, stresses the importance of loving your friends and not focusing solely on your partner
>no different types of love (love for your friends, family vs romantic love), we just show it differently
>section on men lacking affection due to toxic masculinity and homophobia, was pleasantly surprised to see his korean students openly showing each other affection
>talks about polyamory, he tried it and although he still identifies as polyamorous he "doesnt have the time for multiple partners"
>invites people to talk about it on his discord channel
Also worth noting, according to the comments he posted both of these videos on the anniversary of Spudgy's death (Martina's IG confirms this, Simon hasn't posted about him which makes me wonder if he simply didn't realize? Seems like a big coincidence though so maybe I'm just naive).
He sounds happier and more like his old self. I hate polyfags but he doesn't seem too coomery about it, definitely doesn't help with the cult vibe though. I feel like he was extremely emotionally dependent on Martina during their relationship and going poly might be overcompensating for that.
It's just probably her turning a new leaf. I mean, ten years of having pink hair and it was probably attached to Simon in some way
I saw one of Simon's videos and checked the comments and people were theorising that he found polyamory…
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It’s good she’s leaving the channel but I miss the pink/brown hair it suited her so well! Hope Simon just fucks off but unfortunately you can lose your YouTube sheckles if you don’t upload every 6 months so we should see a new video from him soon.
Speaking of Martina she’s announced a Tokyo tours interactive map fans can pay for. I think this is a great direction for her to take because going to Japan makes me nervous because idk what restaurants/neighborhoods would be good. It’s different than what other j-vloggers are doing because they mainly focus on places like novelty cafes etc. Hope her channel continues to grow because I love her tour videos!
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I swear each time a tattoo artist tell you is "bad luck" to tattoo something related to your fiance, I'll take it seriously now since now Simon might have to take the duckies and Martina's name covered in the same place it was a pain to tattoo.
essentially, because his 'authentic mental health guru' content is ass and isn't getting him the numbers he wants, he's posting to the EYK channel for the extra engagement, even if it isn't in the spirit of the channel's previously posted content.
he tries to act like he's above it all through out the video with his live laugh love bullshit, but it's pretty plain that he's jealous of how well Martina's King Kogi channel is doing.
Oh my fucking god, what a pathetic, defensive and unpleasant tone to say that in. What a loser.
Glad his content is dogshit and Martina's doing well and learning new stuff to make her content even better.
I'm so, so glad she's rid of this pathetic cuck, you can tell he's one of those moids that drag you down with their shitarse attitude and selfishness.
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I've been annoyed with the excessive Simon hate in the fallout of the divorce, but this massive cope of a video is making him sound retarded. He's basically trying to act like his spirituality and personal videos are a totally natural direction for a channel that has always been about experiencing things in Korea and later Japan with his ex-wife. Ever since Martina made her goodbye video his videos have been doing even worse than before, almost like all the active eyk subs just went over to King Kogi. He should just make his own channel.
Also just listening to him talk he sounds like he lost his mind after the divorce or something.