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Jeffree Star hits back at critics upset he’s donating to fans

Published: 2/Apr/2020 1:12

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star, like many top influencers, is using his platform to help fans in need amid the uncertain global climate — but not everyone is happy with his philanthropic deeds.

Star’s name has trended on Twitter several times throughout the past several days, after the beauty guru announced his generous cash giveaways to fans who retweet and follow him, or used the hashtag “#JeffreeStarApproved.”

Donating thousands of dollars to fans in need, the star has become one of many influencers who are using their positions for a good cause — but even acts of charity can come under scrutiny.

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YouTuber Jeffree Star is using his platform as a top influencer to give back to fans in need.

Apparently, not everyone is happy about Star’s campaign to help financially insecure viewers during global turmoil, as evidenced by a Tweet he published on April 1.

In his post, Star hit back at critics who are apparently upset with him for giving out money to fans in need, asking they do some introspection to address their bitterness and even admitting that he’s privately donated millions to charitable causes.

“If anyone is mad that I’m giving away MY money, you have a lot of soul-searching to do,” he began. “My family and I have donated millions privately, and I’ve helped every single person in my life. I love giving back, if that offends anyone, can’t relate.”

He continued with this message in response to an understanding fan, writing, “If anyone’s acting up and being mad instead of giving back, honestly can’t relate.”

Star isn’t the only YouTuber coming under fire for his charitable acts, either; James Charles likewise hinted that he’d received some hate after kicking off his own donation campaign a week prior, noting the sudden change in haters’ comments after offering to help out his fans financially.

“It’s also sad that I get hate comments all day long, and then as soon as I retweet someone and offer to help out an amazing supporter, suddenly everyone only has nice things to say,” he wrote.

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James Charles has also apparently received some heat after donating to fans in need.

No matter the case, it seems that some stars can’t catch a break — even when they’re giving back to fans out of the goodness of their own hearts.

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Tayler Holder responds to claims he stole Corey La Barrie’s merch design

Published: 28/Oct/2020 22:45 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 0:08

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Tayler Holder is being accused by critics of stealing a design from late YouTuber Corey La Barrie, which he will use on his own upcoming line of merchandise.

For those unaware, Corey La Barrie was a fairly popular YouTuber who tragically passed away on May 10 due to a fatal car accident.

Fellow YouTuber and tattoo artist Daniel Silva was also involved in the accident, and was driving the car during the time of the crash. According to reports from TMZ, Silva was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, and was later arrested on murder charges.

In wake of La Barrie’s passing, it seems that TikToker Tayler Holder has chosen to use the YouTuber’s slogan and logo for his own upcoming merchandise line — which has left some fans of La Barrie quite unhappy.

The logo and slogan in question are an important reminder to La Barrie’s viewers; the slogan reads “Under Appreciated,” with the letters “nde” crossed out, so that it reads “U R Appreciated.”

The logo features a pair of angel wings above the slogan — a design that Holder has also tattooed on his forearm.

After advertising the upcoming line on his Instagram stories, Holder was met with a wave of backlash from fans who accused him of outright stealing La Barrie’s design.

Tayler Holder shows off his new merchandise.
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Tayler Holder’s upcoming merch line features a design and slogan from late YouTuber Corey La Barrie.

However, Holder argued that he partnered up with La Barrie’s family to produce the upcoming merchandise, contrary to critics’ initial accusations.

“Corey has been a very, very good friend of mine for a few years now,” Holder explained. “I always thought the message behind the ‘Under Appreciated / U R Appreciated’ was so, so powerful. With him passing away, I wanted to carry that on.”

That’s not all; Holder claimed that he would be donating a percentage of the line’s profits to Corey’s foundation, and further explained that the merch also includes all of the tattoos on his forearm — not just Corey’s U R Appreciated logo.

“I want to make it clear that this is very meaningful to me, and I partnered with Corey and his family,” he continued. “I would never, ever just take something like this and make it my own.”

 

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UPDATE: Alleged DMs to Barrie’s mother appear to show that she was unaware of her family’s supposed partnership with Holder for the merchandise line.

In the messages, she claimed that she is “pretty upset” to have found out about the initiative via public internet drama.

DMs from Corey La Barrie's mother reveal she was unaware of Holder's intentions with the merchandise.
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DMs from Corey La Barrie’s mother reveal she was unaware of Holder’s intentions with the merchandise.

Silva has been sentenced to “364 days in jail, five years probation, 250 hours of community service and a suspended prison sentence of four years” after entering a no-contest plea on a count of felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter following the accident earlier this year.