i’m not one to normally do this but i haven’t been in the best mood this week and i’m not going to tolerate any bullshit when people mess with my friends.
so this tumblr ulzzangssi is using my friend’s (xtaengoo) photos and name, pretending to be him. the back story is that the current person running ulzzangssi is alex, an 18 year old in high school (maybe true for the person; not true for the real alex), and got the blog after some weird follower drama stuff whatever that happened with the previous owner (previously named ulzzang-desu), jay, and then for like 2 days there was a brandon or whatever, both HS kids from san antonio, according to the blog. i couldn’t find any proof for the 2-day brandon guy, but i personally know alex and google image search brought back results that the photos of “jay” are of korean ulzzang (lit. “great face” cause you know korea loves beauty) song chan ho, who is not 18 and not living in san antonio (one of the only consistencies between the three “owners”).
so this person has been faking it all along, not making it clear that they are a fake (like if they were a RP blog), and regardless of their intentions in using other people’s images, is pretending to be someone they are not. my friend is distressed by this as this isn’t the first time it’s happened to him. even if we are to believe that “jay” and “brandon” really did run this blog before “alex” did, i know for a fact that “alex” is not alex and therefore i’m going to try my best to stop this thing.
so, ulzzangssi, whether you have been the same person the whole time or are a new owner, please stop using other people’s photos and pretending to be them. i mean, this is tumblr, probably the one part of the internet where you can truly be yourself and people will talk to you regardless of your looks. you may think it’s harmless, but honestly identity theft is a terrible matter to deal with. i mean sure, you’re not stealing his credit card info and making rampant purchases, but you’re still using his image and that can be potentially damaging to his reputation and character. i don’t want to come off as some sort of internet bully but i just can’t tolerate this sort of shit going on. not sure if i can make a report but if you don’t stop i’m going to do my best to help alex (and hopefully anyone else that might be affected).