Warning: This post contains quotes and videos that recite racist statements, including racial slurs.
When it comes to beauty YouTuber drama, Jeffree Star is almost always at the forefront. Whether it's arguing with other beauty gurus or hurling racial insults, we can always count on him to give us cringe-worthy content for the day.
Well, now there's more. This time it's with his former hairstylist Daved "Scissorhands" Munoz. This weekend, Munoz released what he says are texts between him and his former client, and let's just say they're pretty bad.
Jeffree Star has long been a controversial and divisive character due to a long list of racist receipts that date all the back to Myspace.
Let's do a quick rundown of the things the YouTuber has said, shall we?
If you're triggered by brutal racism and misogyny, don't read through the rest of this post.
"Will you beat that n***** up for me?"
"She's a f****** n*****! You're a n*****, you ugly ass bitch! F*** you, hoe!"
Those comments, many of which were made back in or around 2006, have haunted Star's YouTube career since it began years ago. Last year, after several public defenses of the statements and claims that he'd changed for the better, he uploaded his infamous apology video.
It's in this video that Star claimed he'd said such racist and sexist things due to a lifetime of bullying and harassment that he projected onto other people. He said he'd learned not to attack others and was apologetic for harm done to his black and Hispanic followers.
But according to the YouTuber's former long-term hairstylist Munoz, Star's racism continued after that apology — and he has proof.
In the leaked messages, Star is allegedly documented asking Munoz, "Are you done posting that gorilla?" in reference to beauty YouTuber and known rival Jackie Aina. He also uses the N word.
Comparing a person to a monkey has been a method of discrimination against black people for a long, long time. Upon the development of Mendelian genetics in the early 1800s, it was suggested that Africans were evolutionarily closer to apes than Europeans.
And that, obviously, was nothing but a bunch of bullshit. Still, the theory lives on today thanks to comments like the one Star allegedly made.
Star and Aina have been known enemies since Aina publicly started calling Star out for his bad behavior in 2017.
She publicly swore off Jeffree Star Cosmetics in an "anti-haul" video in 2017 and blocked him on Twitter. The two have been anything but chill ever since.
Aina isn't the only black beauty YouTuber whom Star's publicly had beef with, either. He once threatened to beat up MakeUpShayla on Twitter in 2016.
Do you see the same pattern we do here?
The texts have not been verified, and Star has not commented on them yet. But can you blame people for believing they're legit?
If you've forgiven Star for his faults of the past, this might be something to consider.