There’s no YouTube pairing that divides people quite like Jeffree Star and Manny MUA. The makeup powerhouse pair have literally millions of fans across the globe who watch their videos, follow them on social media and buy their beauty products in their droves. So when online retailer Beauty Bay announced they’re be bringing the pair to the UK as part of a tour, it should have been a very exciting time for the YouTube community, right? Wrong.
After announcing three dates in April, social media was divided over people excited to meet their idols IRL and those who are not fans of the pair for their outspoken opinions. One comment we saw on Facebook said “Why would [I] go and see these racists?!” referring to Jeffree Star’s racist comments in the past.
Jeffree Star and Manny MUA tour dates
If you do want the chance to meet Jeffree Star and Manny MUA, then they’re coming to three UK locations: Manchester, Liverpool and London in April 2017. Billed as ‘Jeffree Star and Manny MUA IRL’ their event is not ticketed, which leads us to think of the infamous Tanya Burr Covent Garden meet up which wasn’t ticketed but saw thousands of people turn up and the YouTuber have to be evacuated from the event.
Listed on the Beauty Bay Facebook page, the event is described as follows:
“To celebrate the launch of their new #JSCxMANNY collab on our site, we’re bringing beauty ICONS Jeffree Star and Manny MUA…
Come and join us to meet them, chat, snap and SLAY the day away – plus shop their brand new range AND all of Jeffree’s current BB collection, obvs. What more could a makeup lover want?!
The best bit? Any BB’er can attend – simple hit “attending” and turn up on the day – tickets are not required. Location and times TBC – stay tuned on our social for all the info!”
Whilst most of the comments were those from happy dedicated fans, some people were raising concerns over the brand endorsing Jeffree and Manny who have both been accused of racist comments both on and off camera in the past and poor production on their beauty products.
Are you a fan or do you think they should be called out for their previous controversial comments? Let us know.