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:
Hey, Boo! My name is Lisa and you’ve stumbled upon my own little corner of the world. I’m a 30 something-year-old writer/mother/wife who happens to love lipstick, high heels, blackness, and the truth. You’ll find a mix of everything on this site, so I won’t bore you by trying to define this space. I hope you stay awhile!