Jeffree Star’s Former Hairstylist Claims YouTuber Used N-Word in Racist Texts
Jeffree Star went from being one of the most hated people on YouTube to one of the most loved, all thanks to Shane Dawson‘s docuseries in which he gave fans a deeper look into the beauty guru’s crazy life. But just because the 32-year-old is understood a little better now doesn’t mean he hasn’t effed up hardcore in the past.
Back in his Myspace days, the Jeffree Star Cosmetics founder was caught using the N-word and using other racist terms such as “rat” and “ape,” and in one video skit he even joked about throwing battery acid on a black woman to lighten her skin tone because her foundation shade didn’t match.
JS eventually uploaded a video in June 2017 titled ‘RACISM’ where he apologized profusely and said the person he was back then was depressed and angry at the world and does not reflect who he is today.
“Everything that you have seen is so wrong,” he said. “It’s upsetting; it’s nasty. It really makes me sick to my stomach to watch those old videos because what I was saying was not what I represent.”
According to Jeffree’s former hairstylist, however, the YouTuber’s apology was complete BS and he hasn’t changed at all, as he continued to use racial slurs long after the apology was posted.
Daved Anthony Munoz showed text messages that were allegedly sent by Jeffree in February 2018, eight months after he apologized for his racist past, in which he used the N-word.
The celebrity stylist also posted videos of old texts allegedly sent by JS in September 2017 where he called fellow YouTube beauty guru Jackie Aina, who he had beef with in the past, a “gorilla.”
“Are you don’t posting that gorilla?” Jeffree allegedly asked. “Would love to follow my friend again.”
— Liz (@lizjomo) September 22, 2018
Some people think this is the final straw and Jeffree should NOT be given any more chances.
IT DOESNT MATTER IF JEFFREE STAR CALLED JACKIE A GORILLA IN 2017, 2017 IS NOT OLD NEWS THAT’S A YEAR AGO. That’s damn near ten years after him dropping the N word on the streets, he didn’t learn shit. That apology was BS and I been knew.
— 🌸🍓Marcos 🍯🌼 (@supermilkkun) September 22, 2018
jeffree star is so ugly and literally looks like a halloween prop and he called jackie aina a gorilla with his WHOLE chest? pic.twitter.com/lpd6H5g5tE
— 💫khalilah💫 (@klhsmn) September 23, 2018
you know it’s funny that people used jeffree star’s apology as proof that he’s changed but he called jackie aina a gorilla months after his apology video
— z ✰ (@pasteInight) September 23, 2018
All I’m saying is there literally no defense for Jeffree Star anymore and at this point if you still would like to support him that’s your choice but own the fact that you stan an openly racist white man. Just carry that bag because I sure won’t.
— hayleyyjay (@hayleyyjay) September 22, 2018
If u really believed that Jeffree Star was no longer racist then… I mean… ??? Like… I know society is stupid but yall really stupid stupid
— Jieasalicious (@LoveJieasa) September 23, 2018
I don't understand how Jeffree Star is still in business after everything he has said and done. everyone finished off Laura Lee and every other remotely racist person but won't even say a peep about the biggest racist of them all.
— deadly nightshade (@korneaavocado) September 18, 2018
Others, however, aren’t convinced Daved’s messages are legit, as they go from being on an Android to an iPhone. They also think the stylist wants to gain clout by getting involved in the hype surrounding JS at the moment.
Now I’m literally just saying that I’m not a fan of jeffree buuuuuuut isn’t it a little itty bit weird that the messages were on Android but then they show on IPhone? I mean, it’s quite easy to fake messages. And David could be salty because jeffree isn’t using him as a stylist.
— Cheyenne ☀️✨ (@Glorious_Ordeal) September 25, 2018
daved pisted a video of him going thru the messages on a samsung but either way it clild be fake, i just hope jeffree clears things up. im tired of ppl attacking him
— vote for BETO (@yaratesfaye) September 25, 2018
ab the jeffree sayinf the n WoRd
it could be fake because 1) the emplouee had a samsung the time the texys were sent 2) its V E R Y easy to change a contacts name to whatever & tell them to send texts 3) why would the person show all of this AFTER jeffree's gettjnv more clout?
— lana (@skinnylene) September 25, 2018
People could easily slap someone name as the contact to a text i don’t believe the texts are from jeffree just seems fake
— 🤷🏼♀️ (@CatDAddY_fym) September 24, 2018
It really baffles me how quick people are to jump to conclusions and draw lines from RUMORS. I can make a fake convo between the hairdresser & Jeffree right now. And it would be legit. Anyone can do it.
— meg🍑 (@snoopelf) September 24, 2018
Daved tried to explain the Androis vs. iPhone debate on Twitter by saying, “Hi babes yes I just got a iPhone as of this year the screenshots are from the begging of this year on my new phone the Android is all going to be shown in my video as well as my new txt threads in my current phone.”
Jeffree has not yet responded to Daved’s claims.