What We Actually Learned From 'The Secret World Of Jeffree Star'

What We Actually Learned From 'The Secret World Of Jeffree Star'

A complete recap of the 5 part series.

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If you don't know who Shane Dawson or Jeffree Star is, have you been on YouTube before?

Jeffree Star owns a makeup line and has a YouTube channel with over 10 million subscribers but his life has been shrouded in controversy. Shane Dawson, a long time Youtuber with over 16 million subscribers wanted to learn what Jeffree is really like, and dive deep into the drama.

What resulted is the 5 part series "The Secret World of Jeffree Star." I watched every episode so that you don't have to. But let's be honest, you're going to want to.

- Shane Dawson was originally afraid of Jeffree and afraid of doing the series.

- Jeffree lives in the same neighborhood as the Kardashians. Justin Bieber (allegedly) used to be his neighbor.

- Jeffree has 3 assistants.

- Jeffree has 5 dogs.

- Jeffree owns three houses but has never shown the inside of them on the internet other than certain places for backdrops for videos or photos.

- Jeffree is a frequent shopper at Gucci and does not look at prices of items when he shops. He wears items once and usually discards them to his "Gucci room."

- Jeffree keeps fish and collects pinball machines as hobbies.

- Jeffree has a major sweet tooth but doesn't seem to gain any weight. Many people believe he has an eating disorder but he believes he doesn't. Shane has been outspoken in the past about his struggles with an eating disorder.

- Jeffree believes in God. He has a pink, upholstered chair in his garden where he goes to speak to him. He joked, "He tells me you're still white trash ... That's how I knew He was real."

- Jeffree's mom had been featured in dental journals for having terrible teeth which he inherited. One of his first major investments was zirconium crystal crowns.

- Jeffree has never drunk beer or wine and has never done hard drugs. He is very well known for smoking medicinal marijuana.

- Jeffree has the most points of the Sephora Beauty Insider program.

- Jeffree and Nate have had threesomes with multiple different people, but don't have them in their house. They've had problems with people taking and sharing nudes on the internet.

- Not only does Jeffree have a successful makeup company and YouTube channel, but he also invests in property and into the marijuana industry. He also owns his own shipment/fulfillment center and a merch company.

- Shane, Jeffree and James Charles referred to themselves as "The Sisterhood of the Travelling Scandal."

- Both Jeffree and James don't want to be defined by their pasts. They both believe that the reason that they have been reaccepted is that they show their authentic selves.

- Jeffree developed an aggressive persona in response to the aggressive homophobia he faced.

- Jeffree is not embarrassed by his music career but wishes that it had gone better. He toured extensively and was the first artist to feature Nicki Minaj but never had mainstream success. Shane once emailed Jeffree asking if he could join his label.

- Jefree escorted for famous men but will not disclose any names for fear of being killed. He does not believe he should out anyone that he has been with.

- Jeffree was signed by Akon after his success with Lady Gaga. He never met mainstream success due to Akon's own personal struggles. The song "Prom Night" was produced by Akon and even featured his signature opening.

- When Jeffree signed with Akon he was at his lowest point financially. It was either mainstream success or he quit music. He named his first palette after his first album because he wanted the name to have more recognition.

- The matching outfits Jeffree and Shane wore cost $7,840. Jeffree lent Shane a custom-made bag that cost $36,000.

- Jeffree owns a custom pink Lamborghini that costs $375,000. He also owns a custom Tesla and a custom Rolls Royce.

- Jeffree employs about 105 people in his warehouses.

- Jeffree's warehouse office features pink walls, pink floors, and a pink desk.

- Jeffree credits his growth to a business partner named Jeff.

- Jeffree estimates his net worth to be in the hundreds of millions.

- Jeffree has a small family. He was raised by his mother after his father died when he was five. He has also lost family members due to entitlement and selling stories to the press. He talks about his chosen family and extending his family through his boyfriend Nathan.

- To Jeffree, the hardest part of his life is not having his father and grandparents to share his life with.

- Jeffree and Shane own the same couch.

- Jeffree offered to pay Garrett Watts' rent for a few months in exchange for sex.

- As a result of the collaboration, Shane and Jeffree may release a palette together. Jeffree estimates a launch of a palette could make "millions."

- Jeffree lived in a lofted, two bedroom apartment for 8 years.

- Jeffree discusses the racist videos he filmed 13 years ago, where he suggests he should throw battery acid on a woman to lighten her skin tone. In another video, he yells the n-word at a white woman after she called him a gay slur.

What I said was racist but I wasn't saying it to a person of color. I was saying a horrible, offensive word to cut back at someone calling me something awful. It's not about race, it's about being an offensive, attention-seeking, angry person.

- Jeffree released an apology video where "a large number of people" believed he was using depression as an excuse. This depression caused him to lash out at anyone regardless of race that targeted him.

- Jeffree uses the finale video to give his side to these controversial videos but does not excuse them, asking that people learn from his mistakes.

- Jeffree focuses on two feuds he has had with women of color and argues that he has feuded with "everyone," and people make these feuds about race, not him.

- Shane interprets Jeffree's petty tweets and Snapchats as processing pain from being hurt by close friends. Jeffree has struggled with keeping quiet on social media about drama to prevent the spread of misinformation.

- Jeffree struggled with self-harm and has scars all over his body. After turning 18 he began to cover his skin in tattoos to cover the scars.

- Jeffree's mom discovered his scars when he was a senior in high school which he says strained their relationship.

- When doing makeup swatches Jeffree would wear bracelets to cover any visible scars in fear that people would use them against him.

- In the past, people told Jeffree that the reason he was gay was that his father didn't love him. Jeffree's dad died by suicide when he as five years old.

And that's what you missed on 'The Secret World of Jeffree Star."

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50 Disney Quotes For The Perfect Instagram Caption

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So you have that perfect picture. The lighting is perfect. You are accomplishing the perfect "candid laugh." You even have your hair and makeup done for the first time in forever. It is the perfect picture. But wait. Now you need the perfect caption. Well don't worry any longer. I have compiled a list of Disney quotes to really capture that perfect Instagram moment.

1. "Hakuna Matata, it means no worries, for the rest of your days." (Lion King)

2. "This child is getting wildly out of wing." (Lion King)

3. "It's a world full of laughter, a world full of tears." (It's a Small World)

4. "Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?" (The Little Mermaid)

5. "Floating in a blue lagoon." (The Little Mermaid)

6. "Yo ho, haul together, hoist the colors high." (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)

7. "How lovely it would be if could I lived in my fantasy." (Cinderella)

8. "Reach for the sky." (Toy Story)

9. "Just keep swimming." (Find Nemo)


10. "Even miracles take a little time." (Cinderella)

11. "If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus a day so I never have to live without you." (Winnie the Pooh)

12. "The flower that blooms in adversity, is the most rare and beautiful of all." (Mulan)

13. "But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you will learn things you never knew." (Pocahontas)

14. "It's like I always say, your majesty, children got to be free to live their own lives." (The Little Mermaid)

15. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, either you can even run from it or learn from it." (Lion King)

16. "He can fly! He can fly! He flew!" (Peter Pan)

17. "I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid." (Alladin)

18. "Legs are required for jumping, dancing." (The Little Mermaid)

19. "Do you want to build a snowman?" (Frozen)

20. "It's time to see what I can do, test the limits and break through." (Frozen)

21. "The bare necessities of life will come to you." (Jungle Book)

22. "For it is plain as anyone can see, we are simply meant to be." (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

23. "Can you feel the love tonight?" (Lion King)

24. "I know you, I've walked with you once upon a dream." (Sleeping Beauty)

25. "I look at you, and I'm home." (Finding Nemo)

26. "How do you spell love? You don't spell it, you feel it." (Winnie the Pooh)

27. "You are my greatest adventure." (Up)

28. "Wouldn't you think I'm the girl, the girl who has everything?" (The Little Mermaid)

29. "I know every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name." (Pocahontas)

30. "I'll think of a mermaid lagoon, underneath a magic moon." (Peter Pan)

31. "Don't let them in, Don't let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be." (Frozen)

32. "A whole new world. A new fantastic point of view." (Alladin)

33. "I am one with the wind and sky." (Frozen)

34. "Tranquil as a forest, but on fire within." (Mulan)

35. "I'll be there someday. I can go the distance, I will find my way if I can be strong." (Hercules)

36. "It's the circle of life and it moves us all." (Lion King)

37. "Two worlds, one family." (Tarzan)

38. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." (Mary Poppins)

39. "I'm working on my roar." (Lion King)

40. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

41. "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." (Beauty and the Beast)

42. "To infinity and beyond." (Toy Story)

43. "Most everyone's mad here. (Alice in Wonderland)

44. "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten." (Lilo and Stitch)

45. "Some people are worth melting for." (Frozen)

46. "I was hiding under the porch because I love you." (Up)

47. "I'm a damsel. I'm in distress. I can handle this." (Hercules)

48. "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and then snap, a job's a game!" (Mary Poppins)

49. "To laugh yourself is to love yourself." (Mickey Mouse)

50. "Fairy tales can come true. You gotta make them happen, it all depends on you." (The Princess and the Frog)


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The Kardashians Exploit Our Insecurities For Profit

From lovingly describing themselves as "anorexic looking" and promoting appetite suppressing lollipops, they are turning a profit from the insecurities of women.

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I love Keeping Up With The Kardashians as much as the next girl. In fact, it is one of the many ways my roommates and I enjoy procrastinating. But, that being said, as someone who will spend the rest of her life recovering from an eating disorder and teetering on the edge of relapse, a lot of what the Kardashians do and say is really problematic. Especially when it comes to body image, something that has come to the forefront of people's attention lately.

In a new episode, Kim seems thrilled when her sisters describe her as "anorexic looking". First of all, what the hell? Society's image of anorexia is a story for another day, but it is not whatever Kim Kardashian looks like. It's ribs and hip bones jutting out so far that it seems alien and hollowed out eyes with heavy shadows. By giving women the impression that anorexia looks like Kim Kardashian, they are promoting the idea of not eating. And trust me, it only takes a quick Google search to find literally thousands of resources to help you down the rabbit hole of an eating disorder.

But, the bigger problem, in my opinion, is all their damn advertisements on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter for various dieting products. They are the champions of Fit Tea, and Kim received a lot of backlash for promoting appetite suppressing lollipops on her page. The problem here is two-pronged: The results of that product are falsified because they also have access to personal trainers, nutritionists, and plastic surgeons, and they are actively profiting off of the insecurities of the women who look up to them. That's messed up.

The Kardashians sell the idea that anyone can look just like them if they just drink tea that gives them uncontrollable diarrhea and substances that get rid of your need to feel hungry, a tactic that the anorexic community is famous for. For the adults that look up to them, it can serve as the catalyst to someone who is already in the "perfect storm" of suffering, and create a lifelong battle with their self-esteem, their body and their mind. Eating disorders will eat you alive.

But for the younger girls that are watching them? The Kardashians are showing them that the way to beauty like theirs is being so skinny that others will describe you as "anorexic". That the only way to beauty is Fit Tea and hating your body that is perfect and beautiful in its own way because it doesn't look like someone who has access to millions of dollars worth of specialists, and doctors and plastic surgeons. And they won't be able to see that the Kardashians are using all this in order to make money off of the fact that in our culture if you aren't a 00 and platinum blonde, you're ugly.

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