Jeffree Star SLAMS Police Force After Kevin Bacon's MURDER
"The police are playing games [...] Grindr not giving people information quick enough ... [...] and the sketchiness of the police force." Jeffree says.
30 December 2019 by Fonticha Tran
Jeffree Star - Picture via https://jeffreestarcosmetics.com/
On December 29, Jeffree Star spoke up about Kevin Bacon's murder case, and how the police were "playing games" and the "shadiness" and "sketchiness of the police force".
Yesterday, Jeffree Star was made aware of the murder of a fan, Kevin Bacon, after he was killed on Christmas Eve after meeting up with a man on Grindr, a dating app. A fan had tweeted out the GoFundMe for his funeral to Jeffree Star, who then donated $20,000. (Read more about it here).
However, today, in a series of Instagram stories, Jeffree spoke up about the details of the murder case.
Check out what Jeffree says below:
I "The case, it's giving me weird vibes. The police are playing games. [...] This whole case is crazy, and I want to put awareness on this because there's so many pieces to this puzzle."
Jeffree then explains that Kevin was from a "very small town in Michigan called Swartz Creek". He then proceeds to slam the city, saying that it was a "f**cked up city" before slamming the police force there.
He also calls out the dating app, Grindr, for "not giving people information quick enough". (The victim, Kevin, had arranged to meet with a man he met on the app, who had later killed him).
I "The town that they are from, their family, they lived near Flint, Michigan, it's such a fucked up city. And I feel so bad for the people who have to deal with all the shit and the shadiness and the sketchiness of the police force."
However, Jeffree adds that this was all "alleged" and that he doesn't know everything, although he was learning a lot about the case.
Jeffree then explains to fans that he was doing these Instagram stories to raise awareness for this case because Kevin's family didn't have a voice, especially because the "system's so f**ked".
I "Sometimes, I want to use my platform and make content about this stuff. And this isn't about me. I want to put someone else's story on the map when they're not getting a fair shot because the system's so fucked. [...] If someone like me can help... [It's] so important."
Jeffree ended the video by thanking fans for all the support they'd shown to Kevin's family, and for donating to the GoFundMe. He described Kevin as "sweet" and that he "loved" him.
I "Just hearing about someone that is gay that had to go through this ... And the homophobia of the police and people not fully getting the story [...] I'm just sad about all of this. Rest in peace, Kevin."
I "Thank you guys for listening to this and for everyone that donated from the Star family last night. Thank you. [...] This family can put their son to rest."
Jeffree has also been in touch with Kevin's family and has told them that if they needed anything from him, he would be here to help.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.