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What is her reasoning for going to London now? To fix her shelves? I feels like she just got back from her last trip?

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Ellie666 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:19 pm
Did anyone else see another booktuber on Twitter calling Sasha out for travelling during the pandemic and selling ARCs? I'm so glad to see someone from the book community calling her out. Sasha likes to pretend as though it's just 'haters' giving her shit for no reason when these are completely valid criticisms. I don't know who Sasha thinks she is fooling taking 3 trips to London and trying to pretend as though they all completely necessary for her move that isn't until the end of January. Everyone knows she's taking these trips just to see Taran (which is still the most fucked up thing that she seems to literally not be allowed to admit she's dating him).

And someone pointed out that she doesn't follow Marisa anymore, it looks like Marisa is completely blocked on her Instagram. I'd take a guess that Marisa is probably pissed that Sasha can fly to see Taran whenever she feels like but she refuses to visit their Dad and has only seen him once in the past year and a half, and Sasha probably blocked her because who needs family when you have a billionare boyfriend to run to?
Wait which booktuber? I've actually been surprised that it hasn't been called out more

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Then 👏 why 👏 are 👏 you👏 going

Let's say moving during a pandemic was essential for you, why the HELL are you making 3 trips for the move? Most people make one trip and are done with it prolly because it's the fiscally responsible thing to do 🙄
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I'm so annoyed by all the people moving during this pandemic, another author I follow has also just moved, like couldn't you hold off a bit why are you so desperately needing to move to the UK during a pandemic, especially since it's pretty bad here. Not only that but Sasha is travelling back and forth during it, why can't she wait till her dogs are cleared to travel as well?

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It's not that London is on lockdown whole fucking country is like the fuck is wrong with her. And why wouldn't you want to spend holiday season with your freaking family. I would give everything to spend Christmas with my family as I haven't been able to for the last 5 years due to work being busy and never allowing to go on holidays since November-January. And the fact that she will be gone for a whole month leaving her "babies" again and then will expect a smooth move with them in January to UK. She literally has no family values or love her dogs besides the fact that they are dogs and she loves dogs.

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Taking all these extra trips just to move all her crap is the most ridiculous justification ever. Does she think when other people move countries that they take three seperate trips? You either ship your stuff, or you downsize. Especially in the middle of a pandemic. Seriously, she is repurchasing all her homewares in London, what else does she have to bring?

I also wonder why she chose the particular breed of dog that she did. Clearly travel is a priority for her and living in London/the UK has always been on her radar. I would have thought it would be sensible to choose a breed of dog more suited to travelling and apartment living. I think it’s bordering on cruel to keep a working dog like an Australian Shepherd in an apartment.

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anastasia1989 wrote:
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Taking all these extra trips just to move all her crap is the most ridiculous justification ever. Does she think when other people move countries that they take three seperate trips? You either ship your stuff, or you downsize. Especially in the middle of a pandemic. Seriously, she is repurchasing all her homewares in London, what else does she have to bring?

I also wonder why she chose the particular breed of dog that she did. Clearly travel is a priority for her and living in London/the UK has always been on her radar. I would have thought it would be sensible to choose a breed of dog more suited to travelling and apartment living. I think it’s bordering on cruel to keep a working dog like an Australian Shepherd in an apartment.
I feel so incredibly sorry for her dogs! My dog is a bit smaller than a Jack Russell (he’s a mutt) and he has my small to medium size garden to run around in. I literally looked for a dog of his size because I knew a larger dog would be too big for my garden. I couldn’t imagine just having my tiny dog living exclusively indoors. He would go crazy from boredom. For her to be moving those two quite large dogs into an APARTMENT with, from what I can tell, no garden space is insane. Especially because, like others have said, those dogs are working dogs. Dogs need to play and explore outside. A few trips to the park isn’t going to cut it.

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How on earth can she justify flying to the UK again for no good goddamn reason right now? Seriously, what is wrong with her? There are people who live in the same country, if not the same state or province as their family who won't be traveling to see them for the holidays because they don't think it's worth the risk. How can she justify flying to the UK for the third time in the last six months when they've gone into a national lockdown because of a fucking plague?

I've been inclined to give her some grace despite her antics over the past few years, but any trace of goodwill or willingness to cut her some slack I might have had has completely gone out the window. She's lucky she doesn't have a bigger platform because she would be (rightfully) ripped to shreds over this if she did.

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jysk wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:23 pm
She's lucky she doesn't have a bigger platform because she would be (rightfully) ripped to shreds over this if she did.
It's interesting that she hasn't been widely called out over this ridiculous behavior. Especially with the hypocrisy of preaching that other people should take the pandemic more seriously. I do wonder why Sasha is (seemingly) impervious to criticism. Ariel Bissett was widely panned for her critique on libraries. Is it because this issue doesn't pertain to booktube? Is it because she's been absent from youtube for months?

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chattybox wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 pm
jysk wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:23 pm
She's lucky she doesn't have a bigger platform because she would be (rightfully) ripped to shreds over this if she did.
It's interesting that she hasn't been widely called out over this ridiculous behavior. Especially with the hypocrisy of preaching that other people should take the pandemic more seriously. I do wonder why Sasha is (seemingly) impervious to criticism. Ariel Bissett was widely panned for her critique on libraries. Is it because this issue doesn't pertain to booktube? Is it because she's been absent from youtube for months?
I think it has to be the decline of her YouTube channel. I mean, the only person on booktube I see interacting with her posts on IG is Tasha. I’m assuming a lot of people who would have followed her on YT might not follow her on IG so they might not be aware of what’s going on in her life. A lot of people might not really keep up with the captions of IG posts or watch her stories, so they just might not know. Besides this page and the occasional quickly deleted comment on her IG, I really don’t see anyone criticising her or bringing up any of her antics.

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PlanetJanet wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:24 am
chattybox wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 pm
jysk wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:23 pm
She's lucky she doesn't have a bigger platform because she would be (rightfully) ripped to shreds over this if she did.
It's interesting that she hasn't been widely called out over this ridiculous behavior. Especially with the hypocrisy of preaching that other people should take the pandemic more seriously. I do wonder why Sasha is (seemingly) impervious to criticism. Ariel Bissett was widely panned for her critique on libraries. Is it because this issue doesn't pertain to booktube? Is it because she's been absent from youtube for months?
I think it has to be the decline of her YouTube channel. I mean, the only person on booktube I see interacting with her posts on IG is Tasha. I’m assuming a lot of people who would have followed her on YT might not follow her on IG so they might not be aware of what’s going on in her life. A lot of people might not really keep up with the captions of IG posts or watch her stories, so they just might not know. Besides this page and the occasional quickly deleted comment on her IG, I really don’t see anyone criticising her or bringing up any of her antics.
I think that’s also because she very clearly deletes negative comments and most of the time, blocks the people. Even if it’s just constructive criticism or a question. People who know they’re doing wrong tend to make it so that everyone sees only positive reactions so that other people think it’s okay

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Sarahbat04 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:34 am
PlanetJanet wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:24 am
chattybox wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 pm
jysk wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:23 pm
She's lucky she doesn't have a bigger platform because she would be (rightfully) ripped to shreds over this if she did.
It's interesting that she hasn't been widely called out over this ridiculous behavior. Especially with the hypocrisy of preaching that other people should take the pandemic more seriously. I do wonder why Sasha is (seemingly) impervious to criticism. Ariel Bissett was widely panned for her critique on libraries. Is it because this issue doesn't pertain to booktube? Is it because she's been absent from youtube for months?
I think it has to be the decline of her YouTube channel. I mean, the only person on booktube I see interacting with her posts on IG is Tasha. I’m assuming a lot of people who would have followed her on YT might not follow her on IG so they might not be aware of what’s going on in her life. A lot of people might not really keep up with the captions of IG posts or watch her stories, so they just might not know. Besides this page and the occasional quickly deleted comment on her IG, I really don’t see anyone criticising her or bringing up any of her antics.
I think that’s also because she very clearly deletes negative comments and most of the time, blocks the people. Even if it’s just constructive criticism or a question. People who know they’re doing wrong tend to make it so that everyone sees only positive reactions so that other people think it’s okay
I think it's a combination of everything mentioned above, and, to varying levels, the following:

(1) She's managed to maintain a lot of the perks of booktube (free books, sponsorships, dozens of defenders, friendship with a lot of the big booktubers and the protection that entails, the fact that booktubers never seem to face scrutiny for their bad behaviour unless it is tangentially related to books, etc) despite no longer being a member of the community by any means -- she barely reads, let alone posts book-related content. I think if she does end up facing blowback over traveling during the pandemic, it will be because someone calls her out for selling ARCs, and then it will snowball from there.

(2) Naivety about how the immigration system works. I am sure a lot of her followers who have never immigrated are under the impression that you need to be in the country you're immigrating to to complete certain parts of your application, which isn't true. When she was posting about getting her biometrics done at a VAC in the States, I was surprised, because doing so made it clear she had no reason to be in the UK. I was like "does she think her followers are stupid?" Upon further reflection, I don't think they are stupid, but I do think many of them have no understanding what it's like to immigrate. This thread makes it pretty clear that a lot of the people who are so heated about this (including me) have immigrated or lived abroad for an extended period of time, and can recognize that Sasha is framing her trips as necessary and immigration-related when they aren't. It's also obvious that her rich boyfriend has expedited the process for her. If you or a loved one has ever had your entire life put on hold what you wait for a decision to be made about your visa or residency, it's going to make your blood boil to see someone get a visa handed to them in the middle of a pandemic, all while they've broken the quarantine rules of the country they are moving to not once but twice (and, soon, three times).

(3) I think a lot of booktube are Anglophiles, and romanticize the UK as much as Sasha does, and I'm sure this is part of the reason she isn't facing as much pushback as she should. I've seen people in her comments saying they're living vicariously through her. If she was moving somewhere else, I don't doubt that she would be facing more criticism.

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I kinda think that after the whole Zenith thing --- what with lots of negative comments --- she's scared of anything that borders criticizing her, her life or anything she does. Since she got it published while growing fast on YT AND still being a teen, she probably never knew a thing as negativity existed, and that one day it could apply to her.
That would explain her trying to be so relatable, and sweeping up the comments that call her out. She wants everyone to pretend like she's that girl from YouTube, before she wrote the book and found out that not everything she makes will be loved. Being a teen made her feel insecure, and I'm guessing she didn't know how to respond without making it worse, like it was a great life lesson, you learn and grow up.
Show us how you changed! All she does is drink wine and travel ten times a "normal" year, and a little less during pandemic. That's not growth. Anyways, this is what has been on my mind recently and I think the person above brought several good points as well

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jysk wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:40 am
Sarahbat04 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:34 am
PlanetJanet wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:24 am
chattybox wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 pm
jysk wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:23 pm
She's lucky she doesn't have a bigger platform because she would be (rightfully) ripped to shreds over this if she did.
It's interesting that she hasn't been widely called out over this ridiculous behavior. Especially with the hypocrisy of preaching that other people should take the pandemic more seriously. I do wonder why Sasha is (seemingly) impervious to criticism. Ariel Bissett was widely panned for her critique on libraries. Is it because this issue doesn't pertain to booktube? Is it because she's been absent from youtube for months?
I think it has to be the decline of her YouTube channel. I mean, the only person on booktube I see interacting with her posts on IG is Tasha. I’m assuming a lot of people who would have followed her on YT might not follow her on IG so they might not be aware of what’s going on in her life. A lot of people might not really keep up with the captions of IG posts or watch her stories, so they just might not know. Besides this page and the occasional quickly deleted comment on her IG, I really don’t see anyone criticising her or bringing up any of her antics.
I think that’s also because she very clearly deletes negative comments and most of the time, blocks the people. Even if it’s just constructive criticism or a question. People who know they’re doing wrong tend to make it so that everyone sees only positive reactions so that other people think it’s okay
I think it's a combination of everything mentioned above, and, to varying levels, the following:

(1) She's managed to maintain a lot of the perks of booktube (free books, sponsorships, dozens of defenders, friendship with a lot of the big booktubers and the protection that entails, the fact that booktubers never seem to face scrutiny for their bad behaviour unless it is tangentially related to books, etc) despite no longer being a member of the community by any means -- she barely reads, let alone posts book-related content. I think if she does end up facing blowback over traveling during the pandemic, it will be because someone calls her out for selling ARCs, and then it will snowball from there.

(2) Naivety about how the immigration system works. I am sure a lot of her followers who have never immigrated are under the impression that you need to be in the country you're immigrating to to complete certain parts of your application, which isn't true. When she was posting about getting her biometrics done at a VAC in the States, I was surprised, because doing so made it clear she had no reason to be in the UK. I was like "does she think her followers are stupid?" Upon further reflection, I don't think they are stupid, but I do think many of them have no understanding what it's like to immigrate. This thread makes it pretty clear that a lot of the people who are so heated about this (including me) have immigrated or lived abroad for an extended period of time, and can recognize that Sasha is framing her trips as necessary and immigration-related when they aren't. It's also obvious that her rich boyfriend has expedited the process for her. If you or a loved one has ever had your entire life put on hold what you wait for a decision to be made about your visa or residency, it's going to make your blood boil to see someone get a visa handed to them in the middle of a pandemic, all while they've broken the quarantine rules of the country they are moving to not once but twice (and, soon, three times).

(3) I think a lot of booktube are Anglophiles, and romanticize the UK as much as Sasha does, and I'm sure this is part of the reason she isn't facing as much pushback as she should. I've seen people in her comments saying they're living vicariously through her. If she was moving somewhere else, I don't doubt that she would be facing more criticism.
I'm assuming also a large number of her viewers are younger and American and don't necessarily grasp the severity of the pandemic. They might not realized that the UK is back under national lockdown and also assume that everyone is treating the pandemic with the same carelessness as a lot of US state officials.

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I agree with everything said above for sure.
It’s frustrating to see her talk about how she’s just a normal girl and how she shouldn’t receive hate, and she doesn’t want people knowing her personal life. I have an issue with this for several reasons:
A- she makes money off us. Her entire career is because of her subscribers and the people who follow her. She wouldn’t have any sponsorships or deals without them.
B- because of the above, we are owed some of her life. As in, if she’s promoting a book that she’s telling us all to buy, we deserve to know she’s promoting it because it’s her boyfriend. It’s not fair to us to spend our money and not know her personal relations to the things she’s selling. I feel like that’s just basic when it comes to influencers. I started disliking her after buying SEVERAL books she raved about and they were... GOD awful.
C- we don’t need to know her life’s story or intimate details of her life, but what she considers “hate” and “haters” are just people with constructive criticism that she can’t take. She’s living her life on easy mode because of her subscribers and just.... blocking out any form of valid criticism.

It makes my blood boil every time she says she doesn’t owe her subs anything and that she’s just a normal girl. She’s not! She’s only where she is because of us and as far as personal relationships go- disclosing that when she’s SELLING us their stuff is important.

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Longtime lurker! I was scrolling through Sasha’s old posts and looks like November 25th is Taran’s 30th birthday. Soooo that’s why she’s traveling to London in lockdown today in the middle of a pandemic. I wonder if she’ll post anything about it or pretend she’s obeying quarantine requirements...

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Her “oh yah I’m moving duh” and “oh I can do that anytime because I’m going to live there now” is getting old. It would be different if she actually forgot, but she posts about it every other story.

Oh well I am jealous she one has the funds to do this, two she has the courage to do it. I’m interested to see what happens her first year living there. She’s going in during a pandemic and lockdown right? Not that the lockdown would stop her. Seeing as she doesn’t have like a job that involve working 24/7. Her life will legit just be a vacation, non stop modeling photos, fancy meals, trips to see her “man”, and taking her dogs to castles. I want to see if she does all this creating for her books as she made it sound. I’m also interested to see what she makes of herself in London... will she start making book content like videos not tiktoks? Will she hoard books again in her new space.

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The cognitive dissonance here...

No you do not need to make 3 separate flights to move. Most normal people dont do this even under non-pandemic circumstances
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thatsthetea93 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:39 am
Longtime lurker! I was scrolling through Sasha’s old posts and looks like November 25th is Taran’s 30th birthday. Soooo that’s why she’s traveling to London in lockdown today in the middle of a pandemic. I wonder if she’ll post anything about it or pretend she’s obeying quarantine requirements...
Welcome :)

But omg you are probably right about sugar daddy's b-day coming up.
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The cognitive dissonance here...

No you do not need to make 3 separate flights to move. Most normal people dont do this even under non-pandemic circumstances
And I have to say, her blatantly calling out others for visiting actual family members vs her moving had bad timing. All she thinks is, ugh, traveling aka her moving is SOOO much safer than people crossing a block to celebrate thanksgiving, like how rude of them, and it's not like I'm going to throw a big party when I move, duh. I'm playing sooooo safe. Remember kids: domestic is dangerous, international/international moving is safe. When you move, anything is safe lol.
Sometimes I wonder where she would end up without Taran and his big wallet. Would she still be doing YT? I kinda think part of the reason she stopped doing that was because there were bigger fish to fry once she hit the cash cow.

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The AUDACITY of this girl. Calling out people for travelling while she herself is travelling- but trying to frame it as if her trip was essential. Even if she was fully moving over now, and not just taking a holiday to move her stuff, it’s still a stretch to label it as essential travel. It’s not like she has to rush over in order to start a job or get to a family member who needs to be cared for. Her whole time living in the UK will essentially be an extended holiday for her, and she can do her “job” anywhere in the world. At the very least she could have waited for the UK to end its current lockdown before heading over. Looking forward to seeing her completely flout the guidelines once again. Because remember, the rules only apply to everyone else.
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She is always an exception to the rules. This is the most hypocritical thing I’ve ever seen.

I’m traveling because I have too for my visa/moving. Yah soooo.....plenty of others have done the same without jumping on a plane every two weeks to “move”. That’s BS and infuriates me to no end.

Must be nice to think you do whatever but rip people to shreds when they do it too. Smh. Also the difference I believe it was a different time you arrived in Dublin and two the US isn’t on a lockdown currently. Which means people can get out.

I can’t wait for her to go out with friends or magically appear at someone’s place during the holiday. When she should be on lockdown, but remember guys rules and regulations don’t apply to her!

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