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Jeffree Star’s controversial palette under fire for “formula change”

Published: 3/Sep/2020 19:15 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 19:25

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star is facing backlash, yet again, over what fans claim is a potential change in the formula of his latest eyeshadow palette in comparison to its travel-sized version.

Jeffree Star sparked backlash across the internet in mid-August upon the release of his new eyeshadow palette — or, more specifically, over the product’s name, which we cannot repeat here for obvious reasons.

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Many critics lashed out at the beauty guru over his choice of name for the palette, with quite a few arguing that the product could alienate his younger fans due to its inappropriate nature.

However, that’s not where the controversy ends; the miniature-sized version of the divisive palette is also coming under scrutiny after a few buyers claim the handheld iteration boasts a significantly different formula than its parent product.

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Fans took to Twitter to voice their concerns over the matter, with many claiming that the colors in the mini palette were “crumbly” and even contained foreign objects.

“Help!” one user wrote. “The shades Glass Wet and Foam Party in my mini **** palette have little pellets in them and crumble everywhere, they are unusable.”

“Is my mini **** palette supposed to have these little pellets in the shadows?” another asked, uploading a photo of their travel-sized version of the product.

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Still another claimed that certain colors had “no payoff” — meaning the shade wasn’t as pigmented or impressive as it originally seemed.

Still others claim that the original palette has issues of its own, with one buyer stating that the shades were loose in the individual pots of their product.

While Star has yet to respond to these claims, he isn’t the first makeup mogul to come under fire for alleged formula changes, by far; fellow YouTuber and beauty star Jaclyn Hill also received backlash in March after fans felt the formula for one of her signature Morphe collaborations was significantly altered.

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While Morphe themselves claimed that Hill was not aware of the changes made to her palette, that didn’t stop her from being on the receiving end of fans’ ire — and it looks like the outrage around Jeffree Star isn’t going to stop anytime soon, either.

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David Dobrik comes under fire after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 16/Oct/2020 23:58

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star David Dobrik might be known for his charitable giveaways and wholesome content, but he’s coming under fire from critics after claiming he’s not a huge fan of being out in mother nature.

For those out of the loop, David Dobrik is one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, best known for giving away huge amounts of cash to fans and those in need (as well as holding contests with such prizes as Teslas).

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Despite David’s philanthropic nature, it seems that the vlogger is coming under fire from commenters online, who are upset at a statement he made during an episode of his ‘VIEWS’ podcast with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash.

In the episode, Dobrik goes on a long spiel about why he “hates nature,” explaining that roughing it in the outdoors just isn’t for him.

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“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik began. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong, because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Unsurprisingly, Dobrik was promptly assailed by angry commenters who took issue with his opinions on the world around him — more specifically, on his “annoyed” attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one listener wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

Commenters hit out at Dobrik's nature comments.

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“I thought David was cool until he said he doesn’t appreciate nature,” another chimed in. “Like what?”

While this is far from the first time Dobrik has faced backlash from his fanbase, it seems that his attitude in his recent podcast episodes are starting to turn some listeners off from the fandom.