Who is MRirian?

 - Jan 23, 2008   Updated: Jul 25 2011
References: buzzfeed & machinist.salon
Her videos have combined for millions of views, so what's the deal with MRirian? Why are so many people watching her, and why does anybody care? Is she Japanese? Her blog is in Japanese, she speaks Japanese, but according to Japanese sources, she's not exactly fluent. So is she American? Where is she? She says she's 21, but looks much younger. Is she playing "pedobait?"

Watch and decide for yourself.

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