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Fans slam Jeffree Star’s latest ‘Orgy’ palette for being “controversial” and “faulty”

Fans say some shades are arriving damaged and finding hairs in them.

Another day, another controversy surrounding YouTube makeup mogul Jeffree Star. In today’s news, Star released a new palette collection and not only is the name stirring quite the controversy, but some fans are claiming it’s faulty.

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On the 22nd of August, Star debuted his latest palette collection, Orgy, named in reference to the “orgy of nudes” featured. The palette, which offers 30 shades of mostly mattes and natural nudes for all different shades of skin, was immediately criticised for its overtly sexual name.

Some of its shades include names like “Bed or Floor?,” “Glory Hole,” and “Craving Chocolate,”—a particularly uncomfortable name for a shade given his silence on the Black Lives Matter movement and the fact he’s dating a Black man.

“The fact that Jeffree Star is releasing an “Orgy” collection knowing damn well like 50 percent of his fan base consists of minors after the Shane series is… gross,” wrote one Twitter user.

“You’re aware like 12 year olds buy your stuff,” another commented, before allegedly being blocked by Star. “They’re gonna be asking their parents, ‘can you get me Jeffree Star’s Orgy collection?’ The parents would be mortified. I hate it lmao.”

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Then, several people who bought the palette claimed that some of the shades arrived cracked and faulty. Others reported finding strands of hair in theirs, something that the makeup mogul’s products were previously found guilty of back in 2018

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Soon after, the controversial makeup mogul responded to the complaints on his Instagram Story, claiming that only the mini collections were affected—people who’ve bought the larger full 30 shade collection have brought up this issue and have had their collections come in faulty, too.

“When you upscale a project and make 100,000, 200,000, 300,000 units, there sometimes can be issues,” he said. “Sadly the lab can f**k up. We did have a small batch issue with one of them.”

Jeffree Star’s previous collection was criticised for its insensitive name and being released during a global pandemic. The 34-year-old makeup artist was also recently dropped by Morphe as a result of his recent behaviour.

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