Jeffree Star Is Being DRAGGED For 'Blatantly Racist' Braids

3 October 2018, 11:22

Jackie Aina Jeffree Star
Picture: Instagram

By Chandni Sembhi

The DRAMA is REAL.

Remember when one of the most controversial make-up artists/YouTubers, Jeffree Star, made a 15-minute long video apologising for being racist? (In case you didn't know, several videos and old tweets from Jeffree containing racist slurs and insults were discovered a few years ago. He was called out over it and later apologised.)

Weeeeell, people are now commenting that it may have been a hollow apology, as on Friday 28th, he posted a photo on social media wearing cornrows in his hair sparking cultural appropriation backlash.

Obviously, people were not here for it.

Jeffree did respond, but he essentially accused people of making a big deal out of nothing, and then posted more photos with the hairstyle. He doesn't care.

That appeared to be the end of that saga... until later that evening.

MUA Jackie Aina shared her 2 cents on the issue. She was prepared to drag, and drag she did. She called Jeffree out for his 'blatant disrespect' for people of colour, and lists his offences like using the n-word and appropriating cultures, making black women feel ugly in their own skin. She said no one should feel protected enough to act that way, calling on fans to stop making exceptions for problematic people because they 'like the way they blend their eyeshadow.'

She also urged people to not try and make her forgive Jeffree, as she felt that he would never accept her, so that she shouldn't be forced into forgiving him.

Jeffree has yet to respond to her comments.