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Jeffree Star responds to backlash over Cremated makeup palette

Published: 18/May/2020 22:34 Updated: 19/May/2020 1:20

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star has finally unveiled his latest eyeshadow palette, ‘Cremated’ — but some critics are taking offense over the collection’s name.

When it comes to makeup, few online entertainers are as revered as Jeffree Star, who has seen massive success with many beauty collections, including his previous reveal, ‘Bloodlust.’

However, his latest palette has divided his fanbase, with critics speaking out across social media over the product’s name, finding it offensive, irreverent and disrespectful considering the current global crisis.

“People aren’t offended because death is scary, they’re offended because they believe it’s insensitive to people who have died and were cremated,” one user argued. “A Stan chooses to ignore why some people would find it offensive, and you shouldn’t bash people for how they feel.

“Jeffree Star or whatever releasing a cremated palette isn’t even offensive, it’s just in bad taste,” another said.

“Just because it’s everywhere doesn’t mean it has to be used,” another critic Tweeted. “Being cremated is not cool or sick! And yes, it is disrespectful for people who lost loved ones.”

Star has since hit back at critics taking issue with the Cremated palette, as stated in a Tweet reply to a fan, where he explained that he’s had the palette trademarked since fall 2019.

“People are bored and want to be offended by something new,” he wrote. “The Star Family knows it’s part of my vocabulary, and I’ve had this idea trademarked since September 2019.”

Citing the palette as a “gothic dream,” Star’s collection takes inspiration from such gothic values as embracing the macabre and morbid, finding death to be just another facet of life.

However, fans are not as “deceased” as Star had initially hoped, with many still taking offense over such a name — or at least, the very release of the product — during such unprecedented times.

Despite those upset by the product, Star continues to clap back at his critics on social media, retweeting humorous responses and videos from fans in wake of a launch that has seen a rocky reception among makeup lovers.

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Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

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Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”

 

After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.