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YouTuber Jeffree Star victim of “horrific” $2.5 million makeup theft

Published: 3/Apr/2019 18:13 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 8:31

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star announced the launch of his ‘Blue Blood’ product line on March 15 – and suffered a devastating loss that very evening.

According to Star, a group of thieves had infiltrated one of his climate controlled warehouses the night of March 15, stealing an estimated $2.5 million in product – including an unreleased concealer line.

Alongside a shipment of Star’s new ‘Platinum Ice’ highlighter palette (5,000 units in total) and “thousands” of his ‘Northern Lights’ highlighters, the burglars also pilfered an entire shade of his upcoming ‘Magic Star’ concealers.

Star’s ‘Magic Star’ concealer has been over one year in the making, and contains a reported thirty plus shades, with the shade ‘5C’ being completely depleted by the criminals in question.

“This is the biggest theft I have ever experienced in my entire career,” Star admitted in an emotional video on the topic, uploaded on April 2. “…I am still shocked about the entire thing.”

Jeffree Star, YouTubeAccording to Star, his as-yet unreleased ‘Magic Star’ concealer began to leak on social marketplace sites following the March 15 burglary, prompting him to release a video on the subject on April 2.

Star himself believes the burglary was an “inside job,” calling the theft “very professional” and speculating that a temporary worker may have tipped the thieves off.

“It is so gut-wrenching to watch people just take your shit and put it in a truck, and steal something that I have been working on for so long,” he said of the video recording of the theft.

Jeffree Star, YouTubeStar claimed that the thieves are “black market makeup dealers,” selling stolen products to “under the table” dealers ahead of release.

That’s not all; pictures of Star’s product soon began leaking online through ‘social marketplace’ sites like ‘Poshmark’ and the Facebook marketplace, as discovered by a team of investigators hired by Star, alongside law enforcement officials – and even the FBI.

Star claimed that the thieves were likely “black-market makeup dealers,” selling his products to counterfeit makeup outlets or “under the table” markets, and claimed that the same thieves had stolen over $4.5 million in Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palettes in 2017.

Alongside the theft, Star is also dealing with the declining health of his birth mother, who he claimed to have recently reconciled with during his video discussing the matter.

Star is one of YouTube’s most popular makeup artists to date, boasting over 14 million subscribers and over 4 million followers on Twitter.

Fortnite

NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.