Jeffree Star is owning up to his mistakes!
The makeup vlogger faced some serious controversy recently as a series of videos from over a decade ago resurfaced, which featured the 31-year-old making racist remarks. Eek.
Obviously, fans were not pleased to discover the beauty guru’s offensive footage as they caused quite the uproar online.
However, the often antagonistic Internet sensation shockingly chose to take responsibility for the videos rather than defend himself. On Tuesday, Starr took to YouTube to apologize to anyone he may have offended.
Jeffree kicked off his vid with:
“This video is something I feel like I owe to my entire audience. Every time that I get into an online conflict or confrontation or some crazy feud, whether it is with my ex-best friend or a celebrity or other YouTubers, a lot of stuff from my past constantly gets dragged up.”
“Those videos were 12 years ago and I look at them and it just makes me sick to my stomach because I don’t know who that person was. In these videos I say some really disgusting, vile, nasty, and embarrassing things. The past can never be erased. It is always going to be there. The person who said those horrible, vile things, that person was depressed, that person was just angry at the world, that person felt like they were not accepted, that person was seeking attention. But does that make it okay? Absolutely not.”
Well said. While Jeffree doesn’t excuse his behavior he does highlight some of the hardships he’s overcome, such as bullying and his tough childhood. Star concluded:
“I want to go on the record and let you know that is not okay. But sometimes that is how we handle things. We are human beings. I am nowhere near perfect. The intent behind my words back then, it was not about race. Racism does not live inside of me. I said really horrible vicious things back to people to hurt them, to harm them, to shock them and to let them know, ├óΓé¼╦£You’re gonna call me something? I am gonna cut you back because you made me feel low.’ And that is not okay.”
Be sure to ch-ch-check out his mea culpa in its entirety for yourself (below)!
Can YOU forgive Jeffree Star??
[Image via YouTube.]