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Jeffree Star called out for “tone-deaf” California fires post

Published: 11/Sep/2020 14:09

by Georgina Smith

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YouTuber and business mogul Jeffree Star has come under criticism after he posted a picture of him in a private plane saying he was leaving to get away from the California fires because of his asthma, with many people calling it insensitive.

There’s no denying that a large part of Jeffree Star’s appeal as a YouTube personality is his enormous wealth. His ridiculously luxurious mansions have made for enviable house tours, and his extensive business and industry knowledge only helped skyrocket the intrigue about him.

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His feature in Shane Dawson’s ‘The Secret World of Jeffree Star’ series seemed to only escalate the interest in the beauty personality, but also his overall popularity.

However, this extreme wealth and popularity undoubtedly has some nasty side effects.

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Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star released their highly successful “Conspiracy” makeup collaboration in late 2019.

It has appeared that the honeymoon phase has been over for a while now, ever since both Shane and Jeffree were embroiled in various scandals that had them uploading apology videos and losing subscribers fast.

People were distinctly less enthusiastic about Jeffree’s wealth when he uploaded a picture of him sitting on the steps of his private jet on Twitter, the caption reading “time to head to Wyoming and get away from the fires for a few days. My asthma is not having it.”

This comes in the wake of the fires in California that are said to be caused by a gender reveal gone wrong. According to the BBC, the El Dorado fire has burned over 7000 acres of land and counting, leading to poor air quality and dangerous living conditions for many.

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Twitter users were furious at his unnecessary comment, taking to the replies of the now-deleted tweet to express their frustration and disappointment.

One user said: “wow good for you. Could have just left the bit about the fires out. Most people don’t get to just leave on a private jet. Just stinks of you rubbing it in others’ faces.” Other replies called the post “beyond tone-deaf.”

Another commented on his inability to see the bigger picture, saying “while you’re worried about your asthma people are losing their homes and their lives. If only everyone had their very own private jet to fly away from the fires for a few days.”

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Jeffree later went on to delete his original tweet but has not yet made any further comments, though has kept the videos on his Instagram story of him posing inside the jet.

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Jake Paul slammed by fans for throwing second party in a row

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:10

by Charlotte Colombo

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Another day, another controversy for one of the infamous Paul brothers. This time, Jake Paul has found himself under fire for throwing his second party in two days in what used to be the Team 10 mansion.

Since quitting YouTube in September, Paul has had a fairly quiet few weeks (for him, anyway). But recently, he has once again faced fan’s fury for ignoring local restrictions not once, but twice.

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As highlighted by Twitter reporter DefNoodles, Jake Paul has thrown multiple bashes in the past few days, despite restrictions in the area making it very clear that this currently isn’t allowed.

One post on the Instagram story of model Charly Jordan shows Paul bringing in a birthday cake for fellow YouTube star Brandon Amato as a crowd closely congregates in his usually-sprawling living room.

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Meanwhile, another Instagram story by TikToker Jon Marianek – which is alleged to be from the same party- shows further crowding with no masks or social distancing. It also reveals that Sway House star Bryce Hall – who has recently come under fire for his own partying ways – also attended the bash.

Unsurprisingly, fans on Twitter were less than enthusiastic about Paul’s actions. One enraged fan tagged the Mayor of LA’s Twitter account, asking him, “What action are you taking to combat this?”.

Other fans called Paul “disgusting” for throwing the parties, with one user commenting that “these kids would do anything for clout”.

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While there were a couple of fans who attempted to defend Paul – like the fan who asked, “What makes you think that C*vid is in the house?” – the reception to this news was overwhelmingly negative, with one user chiming in that they “hope Karma comes back to hit you where it hurts”.

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Paul previously made headlines in July for throwing a rules-defying house party.

This isn’t the first time Paul has come under fire for throwing parties during the current health crisis: back in July, he received backlash from major news outlets and even YouTubers like Tyler Oakley for throwing a huge bash in his California home, with his neighbors calling him “irresponsible and selfish”.

He has also experienced legal trouble as of late, with the FBI raiding his house for weapons in August. It is unclear how these latest revelations will impact his current legal issues.

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Paul is yet to comment publicly on this issue.