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Jeffree Star responds to backlash over new palette defects

Published: 5/Sep/2020 15:52

by Georgina Smith

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Makeup industry giant Jeffree Star has responded to backlash over the defects in his new eyeshadow palette, claiming that it was an issue originating in the lab and only affected a small batch.

Jeffree’s new palette was borne into controversy. Immediately upon its announcement, people criticized its outlandish name that many considered inappropriate given Jeffree’s fan base of varying ages, including very young teens.

While it received some initial backlash, the palette still had people flocking to his wesbite to purchase the oddly named product, with many fans excited to try Jeffree’s well known high-quality formula.

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Jeffree Star announces controversial new palette name.

Many turned out to be disappointed, however, as reports started emerging of defects within certain shades, in both the regular size and the mini version of the palette. Customers reported “little pellets” in shades Glass Wet and Foam Party, with a crumbly texture very unlike the smooth formula usually found in a Jeffree Star cosmetics product.

Others uploaded pictures showing that the shade pans were loose and falling out, with that issue alongside the formula issues proving the palette to be “unusable.”

Jeffree himself responded on September 5 via an Instagram story. “I do need to go and be a boss right now, and go scream at my makeup lab. We have a production issue with the mini o*gy palette.”

“When you upscale a project and make 100,000, 200,000, 300,000 units, there sometimes can be issues. And sadly the lab can f**k up. We did have a small batch issue with one of them.”

“But you know me y’all, if anyone ever has an issue with my products I have an amazing customer service team that will handle anyone’s issues.”

He said that he “has to go and make a few phone calls” to his team, but is reassuring of the fact that those issues should be resolved soon.

It’s currently unclear exactly what caused the “small batch issue,” whether that be an issue with the machinery or with quality control. But regardless, it’s clear that fans had higher expectations of Jeffree Star Cosmetics than this.

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Noah Beck & Griffin Johnson under fire for “cancel culture” comments

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:03

by Dexerto

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TikTok stars Noah Beck and Griffin Johnson are taking heat from critics due to their divisive comments on “cancel culture,” as told during an episode of Johnson’s “Sway Way” podcast.

Also known as “call-out culture,” the term “cancel culture” has become a popular phrase in the past few years as social media has flourished, allowing users to highlight abuse, bad behavior, or other negative actions from people online.

When these bad behaviors are brought to light, the person responsible is usually called out, boycotted and ostracized, causing them to be publicly shamed and often ousted from their professional and social circles due to the resulting backlash.

“Cancel culture” itself is a divisive term, with many believing that it outright doesn’t exist, as those being “canceled” deserve to be called out for their actions and that those who are “canceled” are never truly brought to justice from the outrage.

 

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Still, others feel that “cancel culture” is going too far and is resulting in a toxic online environment — but either way, people are no longer willing to abide bad behavior from anyone, and social media has given users a platform to speak up against things they consider to be unjust.

TikTokers and Sway House members Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck recently spoke out on the social phenomenon during an episode of the Sway Way podcast — and their thoughts on the subject have sparked quite a bit of backlash against them.

“People are getting canceled for things that were totally acceptable,” Beck said. “I don’t want to say that people have gotten really sensitive, but at the same time, they have, and it’s like… there were some things that were acceptable back then that people could say, now it comes back on them five, 10 years later.”

 

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“I mean, I’ve done some things in my past where they come off as controversial today, but they weren’t that deep,” Beck continued, referencing his own controversial history on social media. “I can see why people think it’s a big deal now, but it’s like… I never thought I would have this platform. I never thought I would have this stage. I was growing up just playing soccer. I liked a few tweets, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time.”

 

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Needless to say, both Beck and Johnson have received a substantial amount of criticism from listeners, with one user writing: “He really said that he never thought he would have gotten famous… so if you’re not famous, you can be homophobic and it’s not a big deal?”

Both boys have yet to speak out on the outrage, which only continues to grow in wake of their already storied history of sparking division among TikTok viewers.