Kim Kardashian Calls Fans 'Petty' After Addressing Jeffree Star's Racist Comments As He Slams KKW Beauty

16 August 2017, 16:17

Uh oh...

Have you been on social media recently and seeing all the drama between Kim Kardashian and Jeffree Star but actually had no idea what’s been going on? Well, allow us to give you the full, comprehensive run down.

Although, grab a cuppa because it’s a long one. 

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Kim Kardashian originally excitedly took to Snapchat to give everyone the first look of her new KKW Beauty contour palettes. Naturally, fans were really excited to see the products properly and Kim swatched the product on her arm to show off the colour and pigmentation. 

However, not everyone was impressed. 

Let's run you through it bit by bit:

Kim Kardashian Swatched Her New Products

She was excited about the new additions to her KKW Beauty range and took to Snapchat to show off the new colours. Apparently, this was a big mistake. 
 

Jeffree Star’s Tweets

The drama begins when Jeffree Star, a renowned beauty vlogger went for Kim on Twitter, saying that her swatches looked ‘rough’. 

After that, the mayhem began. 

Fans Kicked Off At Jeffree

Jeffree Continued To Drag Kim Kardashian

Fan Reaction Led To Jeffree Having To Defend Himself

Fans from both sides attacked both beauty influencers and Jeffree took to Twitter to defend himself, noting that many beauty influencers don’t give an honest review of products for fear of being cut off by the brands. 

Kim Kardashian Steps In  

Kim then stepped in to diffuse all the tension. She took to Instagram Stories to tell her fans to take it easy on Jeffree.

“Guys, I see that my fans are totally hating on someone like Jeffree Star for being, you know honest about my struggle swatches. But because of his remarks I’m learning from the best, like from Mario, how to swatch properly”, she commented. 

Kim Then Comments On Jeffree’s Previous Racist Comments

She then seemingly addressed Jeffree’s previous racist comments and asked her fans to stop bringing it up. 

“I see [my fans] being so petty bringing up things from his past where he, you know, was negative, but he’s also apologised for those things. And I get that it’s a serious deal if you say racial things but I do believe in people changing and people that apologise, I will give them the benefit of the doubt”, she continued. 

Kim Also Calls Jeffree’s Comments Constructive 

She then said that she will always “welcome honest, you know, comments about my product and because of it I’m swatching better now. So everyone get off his ass, and lets not be so negative. We’re all in this together, there’s room for all of us. Love you, Jeffree!”.

That’s the air clear, right? 

Not quite. 

Jeffree Took To Twitter To Defend His Comments 

After seeing Kim’s Instagram Stories, Jeffree went back on Twitter and commented, “I f***ing love Kim Kardashian and was giving her s*** earlier because I didn’t like how she switched her powders! Doesn’t mean it’s bad”. 

He also commented that he will also give “honest, real reviews once I try a product on my face”.  

He then took a personal dig at Kim’s fan and said that they need to “stop making everything a circus and relax”. 

Jeffree ended his Twitter rant on a high though: 

Jeffree’s Fans Go Mental At Kim For Bringing Up Previous Racist Comments 

Kim received major backlash for telling fans to move on from Jeffree Star’s previous racism claims. 

When Jeffree Star launched a new Androgyny Palette back in March, he featured fellow beauty blogger Nikita Dragun and it really annoyed people. It seemed that the metallic bronzer that was used was significantly darker than Nikita’s natural skin tone, leading fans to slam them both for a form of blackface. 

Nikita herself then tweeted back to these claims and wrote, “I’m half Mexican & half South East Asian and normally get extremely tan… let’s not trip over a spray tan” and later asked the question: “So it’s cultural appropriation if it’s your own culture?”.

Jeffree Star also defended his vlogger pal and tweeted “People love reaching. It’s disgusting. Leave Nikita alone and sit down”. 

Kim Kardashian Posts An Apology Video To Snapchat

“I really wanted to apologise to you guys and my fans for defending a situation yesterday that I really didn’t know enough about”, she began. 

She continued that she feels “a bit naive and I do want to really apologise for me feeling like I had the right to say ‘get over it’ in a situation that involves racism. And I just don’t really feel like I have the right to speak on that and I really, really, really am sorry and I just - from the bottom of my heart”. 

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