Jeffree Star has just apologized to his fans for taking part in a self-harm photoshoot and posing with a Confederate flag.
Jeffree Star has just addressed the hate he got after making comments in the past and for old photos that he picked and posted on his website lipstick Nazi.
Before the Star released his brand, Jeffree Star cosmetics in 2014, It was found that the YouTuber was going to start a brand that was named ”Lipstick nazi”. For the shoot, the Star can be with slashed wrists and lips soaked with blood. The images were teased with the word ” coming soon”. The pictures showed self-harm.
Jeffree has also said that the website was never live, and it was only a landing page. The images were taken when he was only 17 years old. He also said that he never used the photos and deleted the pictures right after he posted them in the same week.
“When I was 17, I stupidly referred to anyone obsessed with makeup as a ‘lipstick nazi’ – it was offensive, derogatory, and for shock value. It does not reflect who I am today or what I stand for or have EVER stood for,” he explained.
Jeffree went on to say that he learned the term from the TV show Seinfeld, which had a character called Soup Nazi. However, he didn’t think that was an excuse for using the word.
He added: “The word itself is disgusting, and I will always be deeply sorry to anyone who had to see that and will continue to be sorry for all the dumb vile shit I’ve said in the past.”.
Jeffree also addressed old photos of himself next to a fan who was wearing a confederate flag after they began resurfacing in June.
“I was asked to be in that photo for shock value because I was ‘gay’ and not what the flag represents,” he explained. “I was mocking the flag, but now see how ugly and wrong it is to be next to it.”