Kim Kardashian had some explaining to do to fans after she seemingly defended beauty influencer Jeffree Star. See it all started when Kim debuted her new makeup collection product—a powder contour kit. She is the queen of the contour right and she innocently took to Snapchat to show off a few swatches for the camera. Well people weren’t too impressed with the product including youtuber, Jeffree Star who tweeted, “Umm… Kim what is going on with those new swatches?? Looks like chalk.” Ouch!! And Kim’s fan of course noticed and attacked Star on social media.
Well Kim caught wind and decided to calm down her fans by saying “Guys, I see you being so petty and bringing up things in [Star’s] past where he was negative, but he has also apologized for those things.” Fans had brought up a few things from Jeffree’s past —like when he made racist comments and more recently apologized for his past views.
Kim’s full snapchat transcript.
“And guys I see that my fans are totally hating on someone like Jeffree Star for being honest about my struggle swatches. But because of his remarks I’m learning from the best, like from Mario, how to swatch properly. I see you being so petty bringing up things in his past where he was you know, negative, but he’s also apologized for those things and I get the serious deal if you say racial things but I do believe in people changing and people that apologize I will give them the benefit of the doubt and accept that people change and move on. I know better than anyone that I hate when people bring up my past or mistakes I’ve made in the past, so let him live.
“I welcome honest comments about my products and because of it I’m swatching better now. So everyone get off his ass and let’s not be so negative, we’re all in this together, there’s room for all of us. Love you Jeffrey. I wanna make one last thing clear, I do not defend people that are racist and I’m very against it, but if someone claims that they have changed I would love to give them the benefit of the doubt and I pray to God that they do change, for the sake of my children and my friends, so I wanna give him the benefit of the doubt, but I do not support people that are racist and that’s why I so appreciate that he apologised and was really honest about the things he said in the past. So just enough, just don’t bring it up anymore is all I’m trying to say. People want to forget the negative things they did in the past and I do too.”
The fact that someone like @KimKardashian can understand and take real feedback is what a REAL boss bitch does. Love you 💋
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 15, 2017
Kim later apologized to fans,
“Hey guys so I really wanted to apologize to you guys and my fans for defending a situation yesterday that I didn’t know enough about. I just feel a bit naive, and I do really want to apologize for feeling like I had the right to say ‘get over it’ in a situation that involves racism. I just don’t really feel like I have the right to speak on that, and I really really am sorry from the bottom of my heart. I have always been about positivity and I’ve never been a negative person, so my whole thing was like ‘hey guys I don’t want to see negativity in my timeline or my mentions, let’s just move forward, let’s like be positive and move past this’. Now I realize that I was a bit naive in saying that.”
“I’m not going against my fans in any way, I just was saying let’s get the negativity off my timeline. But you know I’m sorry. So I really am sorry and I just want to move forward and be positive. My last message is that I do believe that people and born to love, and born with love, and that they are taught to hate. So I have always had hopes that people can change and that people can learn to be better and do better, and learn to find that love again. So never give up hope, that is my message for the day, and that is always what I have been trying to say. I believe in people changing, I believe in people just being better and you know I’ll never give that up, I just want people to be positive.”
Let’s rewind on this—this entire drama is over swatches people….crazy!!
Update: Jeffree responded to the Twitter hate:
Every news and media outlet in the world has emailed and called my office all day asking me for a Kim. K quote.. Please fuck off. Talking about makeup has turned into a blood bath since yesterday. WAKE UP. THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS 2 WORRY ABOUT. We have a literal PIECE OF SHIT for a “President” who is embarrassing our entire country and you want worry about Jeffree Star. #cantrelate. I get that people love drama and feed off of it, but attacking ME with hate and disgusting comments doesn’t fix anything. You can’t call me something that I’m not. It’s getting old… Same bullshit every time there’s online drama. CHILL and worry about YOU. Who else is ready for this disgusting vile piece of shit @POTUSto be #impeached? HEY HATERS: Instead of tweeting me and calling me “faggot” and “disgusting tranny” all day – try fighting for something important. Because with how dark and depressing America is right now, I don’t think I’m important. Stop wasting time on gossip and focus on reality. If you’re upset about Jeffree Star and contour swatches and makeup drama, get the fuck out of my mentions. You’re wasting your own time.”
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