I’ve been a big time fan of Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks. The formula is one of my favorites on the market. I’ve watched his cosmetics company skyrocket over the last year, and I really was cheering him on from the sidelines. However, after watching his rant against fellow Youtuber MakeupShayla and subsequently writing about it (click HERE), I’ve had a change of heart about supporting any of his products.
Here’s a snippet of his rant against Shayla:
After seeing the video above, I did some digging and found a video wherein he uses the phrase “Black Bitch” on more than one occasion. This was supposed to be a skit, and he was young (he says he was 19), but it’s one of those things I can’t “unhear,” and it completely changed my opinion of him. He’s just not someone I would want to support. Not when there are so many black-owned cosmetics companies to support instead (Click HERE for a list of black-owned cosmetics companies)
— bad built bitch✨ (@LifeBeTrippin) July 21, 2016
Last night, however, Star, for the first time in years, publicly acknowledged the video in a series of apologetic tweets:
Well Hello! My name is Lisa and you’ve stumbled upon my own little corner of the world. I’m a lipstick-loving, high heel junkie, mom, and wife. When I’m not here bringing you the latest in beauty, fashion, hot topics, and bits and pieces of my life with my family, you can find me over on youtube swatching lipsticks and sharing my latest natural hairstyles. Make sure you also follow me on Instagram and Snapchat under my brand name Lisa A La Mode. I’m a real person. I promise.