Sharing his story is beauty YouTube star Kameron Lester.
Recently, the 23-year-old opened up about his experiences with Jeffree Star, and how in certain situations, he felt “manipulated” like the “token Black kid.”
The make-up artist and influencer also explained why he will stop supporting Jeffree Star or Shane Dawson.
Sharing that he had been so scared to speak up for himself, Kameron began his 27-minute IGTV video by discussing how he felt he and Jeffrey were never truly friends.
Moreover, he shared about the time when he modelled for Jeffree Star Cosmetics once, and he was set to do another campaign, but he was replaced by his “ex-best friend,” who he refused to name.
On his Instagram page, Shane promoted Kameron along with others, to draw the spotlight on his “favourite makeup artists.”- Advertisement -
Kameron also touched on an experience when Jeffree asked him if he liked fellow YouTube star, James Charles. Recalling of the question, Kameron shared that he didn’t even know what to say to that, for James had always been very supportive of him and helped him with his career when he first got into the beauty space, to which Jeffree then implied that he doesn’t owe James forever.
Kameron then recalled another particular moment when he spoke to Jeffree about Jackie Aina, another prominent figure on YouTube’s beauty community. He brought it up to Jeffree, saying that it would really mean a lot if he could apologize to Jackie and the community. Jeffree just kind of shut it down and said that Jackie doesn’t deserve a spot on his platform.
From this day forward, Kameron explained that he “will no longer be just the token Black boy” who’s only there to make someone look good or speak up for someone because it isn’t reciprocated.
Jeffree and Shane have yet to address Kameron’s claims publicly at this time. The Instagram page Here for The Tea 2, however, alleges Jeffree already reacted to Kameron’s accusations with a “voice note.”
In the voice note, Jeffree allegedly said that that is the craziest, manipulative and most insane thing he’s ever heard in his entire life, adding that he knows Kameron’s upset, and now people are coming for Kameron for supporting him, so to him, it is so boring seeing Kameron trying to flip the script, make up a bunch of lies and make him the devil.- Advertisement -
Kameron, following the Instagram account’s post, took to Twitter and called out Jeffree and his alleged response further.