Jeffree Star slammed for comparing beauty drama with BLM, Angry Internet calls him 'master manipulator'
In the video Star says that everyone should take accountability for their own actions, referring to the drama that unfolded between him and fellow YouTuber James Charles
YouTube beauty mogul Jeffree Star released an apology statement on July 18 after remaining silent for a significant period of time and this has put him in the spotlight once again. Star is currently trending on Twitter for the things he said in his latest YouTube video, which has irked the majority of internet users.
Star begins the video reflecting on his past mistakes. He says earlier he wasn't ready to accept it as he might have been insecure. "Today there are no new excuses," he states before admitting that he is someone with impulse control. "I am fully admitting my flaws. Maybe people can learn from me," he added. You can watch the video here.
The 34-year-old has been involved in a row of controversies which we aren’t new to. Addressing his “mistakes from the past”, Star is seen explaining in the video that everyone should take accountability for their own actions, referring to the drama that unfolded between him and fellow YouTuber James Charles. Star publicly apologized to Charles before dwelling deeper into the issues pertaining to the beauty community.
Star says, "2020 has been very tumultuous for a lot of us. It has been a crazy year and I think that James, myself, and anyone involved would agree with me that there are way bigger issues happening on the planet. I know that some people might say ‘Jeffrey you’re saying this as a distraction’. Reality is here and makeup, drama and beauty community gossip and tea may be entertainment for you and it used to be for me but it’s life and their lives and right now outside of our walls, our world is falling apart and it's truly shocking. So I am not going to give you an expose to the beauty community. I am not going to end anyone today.”
This hasn’t gone well with the Internet users for the obvious reasons as many have called out Star for comparing something as sensitive as the Black Lives Matter movement with the drama within the beauty community. "Jeffree star comparing youtube beauty drama to the deaths of unarmed black people is the most tone deaf thing i’ve ever seen,” wrote one.
“Jeffree Star stans defending him after his half. apology, with him throwing BLM into the convo & mispronouncing Elijah McClain’s name & not even correcting it, while conveniently announcing a new launch coming in August, all while still defending & supporting Shane," added another expressing disappointment in Star’s fans for supporting him. Another agitated user noted, “People either don't want to acknowledge that jeffree star is a master manipulator and a selfishly disgusting person, or they don't care that he is and i don't know which is scarier.”
Meanwhile, one fan addressed the issues he was embroiled in previously and responded to the video by tweeting, “Jeffree star is a racist piece of s**t who y’all have allowed to grow into this monstrosity that is almost impossible to defeat, his a** always rises from the dead, but I will be rooting for his downfall forEVER and it will be so so sweet when it finally f***ing happens."