Beauty Influencer and entrepreneur Jeffree Star seems to be in the news of late for either being embroiled in internet drama, saying racist sh*t or having questionable business dealings. In August when many influencers boycotted his brand, Jeffree decided to prove he wasn’t as racist as everyone says by showing off his new very Black boyfriend, Andre Marhold, on Instagram.
In a now-deleted Instagram story video, Jeffree accused Andre of stealing some very expensive designer goods from him in the midst of their very messy and “public” breakup. They were together about a whole month. Le boyfriend has denied the accusation in his own Instagram story post
calling Jeffree a liar. E! has more on the drama:
The YouTube star claimed in since-deleted videos on his Instagram Story that over a week ago he learned Marhold had “presented a whole different person than who this man really was.” As he put it, Marhold “played” him and had “no job, no money, not even a bank account.” Marhold has denied the allegations.
“All these things that I was told were all false,” Star claimed, adding, “I was lied to and I was like, ‘OK, bye sweetie. It was really good knowing you. Thanks!’”
He conceded, “Now, I know. Jeffree, you can just rebuy it. I’m not complaining about no value, no money—it’s just a principle. I don’t care if someone steals a nickel off your counter, it’s wrong.”
Following the accusations, Marhold took to his Instagram Story to write, “Jeffrey blocked me [laughing emojis] y’all this man lies thru his teeth! Sad bruh (crying emoji).” He also added, “Jeffree unblock so we can talk about this on LIVE so the people can see how you lie!”
Come again Jeffree? You’re not a racist but the first thing you do when you break up with your Black boyfriend is to accuse him of stealing from you and being a lying deadbeat? Something’s not qwhite right about that. If it is true, I do hope he gets his property back. But Jeffree’s track record and dealings tells me he is creating yet more drama about something that most likely didn’t happen.
Like I said before, if Jeffree would do the work and stop being a sh*tty person, people would give him the benefit of the doubt. But I don’t think that self-reflection will come any time soon. I wish luck to both Andre and Jeffree, but I hope in the future, people will see this situation and others as it concerns Jefrree as cautionary tales.