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Jaclyn Hill used alcohol to cope with being “canceled” over makeup launch

Published: 4/Feb/2020 21:33 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 21:35

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and makeup mogul Jaclyn Hill suffered massive backlash over her first-ever product launch, which included alleged fuzz and bumps on her lipsticks —  but the drama didn’t come without a massive mental toll.

Hill released her very own lipstick line in 2019, which quickly sparked outrage across the net after dissatisfied customers claimed that the products weren’t up to standard.

Instead, the lipsticks were alleged to be covered in fuzz and bumps and even filled with holes, with some even claiming the “fuzz” to be human hair.

The YouTube beauty guru was subsequently “canceled” by the online community, leading to a period of major depression and anxiety that Hill opened up about in a video on February 3.

According to Hill, the outrage surrounding her lipstick launch caused her such great mental duress that she found herself vomiting several times a week — a physical response that prompted her to turn to alcohol to quell her inner chaos.

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YouTuber and beauty guru Jaclyn Hill opened up about the toll her failed lipstick line took on her mental health.

“At the end of the day, to cope with my anxiety and my depression, I turned to alcohol and started drinking to fix what I was feeling mentally,” she explained. “…my anxiety gets so bad, you guys, that I uncontrollably throw up. Last year, I would say, there was a couple months’ period where I was throwing up probably five days a week.”

The YouTuber went on to explain that her overuse of spirits to “self-medicate” her anxiety eventually swelled up her face and caused weight gain — a major development when one compares her current look to older photos.

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“I’m fine with gaining weight,” she continued. “I’m fine with gaining weight in my body, I’m fine with it. I don’t care. But what the weight represents is what makes me so upset. So when people tell me, ‘You’re fat, you need to stop getting fillers,’ it triggers me, in a way.”

Thankfully, Hill also revealed that she is currently in therapy to address her anxiety, which comes after a tumultuous 2019 that hit many makeup stars — like James Charles — where it hurt.

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Dixie D’Amelio deletes teaser for song with Wiz Khalifa after criticism

Published: 2/Dec/2020 21:57 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and singer Dixie D’Amelio has deleted the teaser for her upcoming song with rapper Wiz Khalifa after receiving overwhelming negative criticism from viewers. Her mother has also released a lengthy statement on the matter.

Dixie D’Amelio is a household name in the social media age; the older sister to Charli D’Amelio (TikTok’s most-followed creator), Dixie has carved her own path, most notably releasing her own original songs with such features as Lil Mosey and, most recently, Wiz Khalifa.

However, it doesn’t seem that online critics are too pleased with her music, as seen by the oodles of negative comments on the teaser for her upcoming song with Khalifa, which she initially posted to TikTok.

Many commenters brutally roasted the TikTok star’s lyrics and singing ability, with one writing, “Does she really think she’s a singer now?”

“God help you and your lyrics,” another wrote.

Dixie has since removed the teaser in wake of the criticism, taking to Twitter to vent about her frustration regarding the overwhelming negativity.

“I’m just trying to have fun,” Dixie wrote. “I love music and photoshoots. But I’m losing passion for everything now.”

“I literally can’t be excited about ANYTHING,” she continued.

Dixie’s mother, Heidi D’Amelio, has also spoken out on the issue in a lengthy Instagram stories post.

“To those sh***ing on people who are doing things they love and are getting attention for it — you should find something you love and go do it!” she said. “To anyone who takes the time to type hate towards someone who is having fun and doing what they love, please know you are a classic case of a weak person who is truly pathetic.”

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Heidi D’Amelio called out Dixie’s critics in a lengthy Instagram Stories post.

It doesn’t look like Dixie’s nor her mother’s response to the issue is getting any sympathy from critics, though, who continue to levy negativity against the TikTok family royalty for their attitude toward the situation.

“When you’re rich yeah, it’s easy to get those ‘million of chances to do things they love,’” one critic replied.

“Anything you put on the Internet is going to get hate no matter what you do,” another chimed in. “She’s just going to have to get over that and keep her posts up and move forward.”

What’s your take on the situation? Do you think the hate toward Dixie’s creative pursuits is becoming too overwhelming? Or do you think Dixie’s mom has a point about the constant trolling? Let us know on Twitter at @DexertoTrending!