Hideous might be one word to describe Jeffree Star.
Rising to fame as a YouTube personality/make-up guru, the entertainer’s short-lived career now finds itself spinning into a social media shredder following racist remarks he made about black women.
Jumping to his defence when her fans bashed her for backing him? Kim Kardashian.
Then, after being slammed for her stance, Kim apologised.
Hey guys so I really wanted to apologise to you guys and my fans for defending a situation yesterday that I didn’t know enough about. I just feel a bit naive, and I do really want to apologise for feeling like I had the right to say ‘get over it’ in a situation that involves racism. I just don’t really feel like I have the right to speak on that, and I really really am sorry from the bottom of my heart.”
“I have always been about positivity and I’ve never been a negative person, so my whole thing was like ‘hey guys I don’t want to see negativity in my timeline or my mentions, let’s just move forward, lets like be positive and move past this’. Now I realise that I was a bit naive in saying that.”
“I’m not going against my fans in any way, I just was saying lets get the negativity off my timeline. But you know I’m sorry.
“So I really am sorry and I just want to move forward and be positive. My last message is that I do believe that people and born to love, and born with love, and that they are taught to hate. So I have always had hopes that people can change and that people can learn to be better and do better, and learn to find that love again. So never give up hope, that is my message for the day, and that is always what I have been trying to say. I believe in people changing, I believe in people just being better and you know I’ll never give that up, I just want people to be positive.