Magnificence guru and YouTuber Jeffree Star isn’t any stranger to drama, however this time could be barely totally different. Not too long ago, one other make-up artist and influencer, Kameron Lester has spoken up about why he’ll not be supporting Jeffree Star, regardless of the 2 having shared an obvious friendship for the previous few years.
Right here’s what’s on the root of the Kam Lester and Jeffree Star drama.
“Hello guys, I need to get on my platform and simply be [as] clear as attainable,” Kam stated in his IGTV video. “I actually have been tremendous scared to make use of my platform, I have been tremendous scared to talk from my coronary heart and communicate up for myself.” Kam then clarified why he was talking out on IGTV quite than on YouTube, the place he often posts. “I don’t need to monetize this […] the one acquire I would like is peace and my fact.” Then he launched into the lengthy story of what occurred between him and Jeffree.
General, Kam says he felt as if he and Jeffree have been by no means really buddies. Somewhat, Kam says he felt tokenized by Jeffree. “I simply felt prefer it was by no means a friendship, it was by no means a friendship to start with to start out with, it was all the time simply one thing like I used to be the form of just like the token Black child,” he stated.
Kameron additionally spoke about feeling as if he had been unceremoniously changed by his “ex-best buddy” in a marketing campaign for Jeffree Star Cosmetics that he was initially planning to seem in. “I felt like [Jeffree] was making an attempt to ship the message ultimately that I used to be replaceable as a Black boy,” Kam stated. “I felt like this was a sport.” He went on to say that he “all the time felt silenced,” however that he not desires to be “the Black boy that’s there to make you look good or to talk up for you.”
Since posting his video, some have accused Kam of making an attempt to achieve social clout, however he has responded to these claims on Twitter. “I wanted peace in my life not revenge..for those who assume this was for clout you bought it twisted,” he tweeted. “After I was making an attempt to journey the Jeffree wave that was clout however this example..No. My mind is in ache? Me fearing each transfer I make? Clout don’t really feel good If that’s what you’re calling this.”
Kam additionally retweeted a voice message that allegedly got here from Jeffree Star himself. Within the message, Jeffree allegedly accuses Kam of being the manipulative one, saying:
“That’s the most craziest, manipulative, and most insane factor I’ve ever heard in my whole life. I do know you are upset. Your boyfriend left you, he stopped loving you, your roommate moved out, you attacked Fenty and so they didn’t reply, and now individuals are coming for you for supporting me, so that you’re making an attempt to flip the script and make up a bunch of lies and make me the satan, is so boring.”
He was simply preaching about black lives matter on his platform. Then ship this to a black homosexual magnificence boy who simply stated he was scared for his life due to his manipulation techniques. He despatched this voice observe to maintain portray a story that I used to be mendacity and doing all this as a result of https://t.co/ByrUVn8pmh
— Kam Lester (@kamm_lester) June 16, 2020
Whereas Kam has continued speaking concerning the drama on numerous social media platforms, Jeffree Star doesn’t seem to have made any public assertion about Kam’s video or his claims of tokenization and manipulation.