There’s no denying that we expect certain ‘behaviours’ from internet celebrities. Whether they claim, to be YouTubers, influencers or even TikTokers, each one has a stereotype. And they aren’t necessarily pretty.
However, YouTuber and influencer Qiu Wen (秋雯) seems determined to not conform to said stereotype. Recently, some fans asked her to share her branded bags. She refused and explained why.
It isn’t uncommon for internet celebrities to show off what they have. Other celebs do too! However, surprisingly, Qiu Wen was one who refused the opportunity to ‘show-and-tell’ when asked to. She also had a fairly good reason for it. “Many girls who watch my channel are still studying (or) have just come out to work,” she stated. “I don’t want them to think it’s (necessary) to buy designer bags.” Qiu Wen shared she had worked for eight years before getting one for herself.
She admitted that she has already bought a Toyota Alphard and her own house. However, these were things she dreamed of owning and she had saved up to get them. “If I just made money and bought luxury goods, it would be difficult to graduate, buy a car, start a business, invest in hiring people, create a studio, try different products and study in class,” Qiu Wen said.
In fact, the YouTuber had prioritised studying and investing over buying luxury items. She made it clear that, in her opinion, it was better to ensure she had a safety net to fall back on rather than spending money on frivolous things. Qiu Wen then appealed to girls, asking them not to be deceived by social media. “Many people are bright and beautiful, but have no savings,” she wrote.
The unconventional YouTuber received much support from her fans. Several reached out to her, sharing their own thoughts on the matter. Some thanked her for reminding them that appearances weren’t everything and that they should prioritise their future more.
It can be easy to get swept up in the preening and dazzling happening online. However, Qiu Wen does have a point about managing savings. After all, if we don’t think about our own futures, who will?