Jeffree Star SLAMS Fake JSC Palettes On Wish
"Hey @WishShopping can you please [stop] promoting + selling counterfeit JSC palettes?? [...] I don’t even wanna know what horrible ingredients are in these products." Jeffree Star tweets.
28 June 2020 by Fachana Techamaneewat
Jeffree Star at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum, Los Angeles, USA 05 March 201 — Photo by Featureflash
On June 6, Jeffree Star tweeted out to Wish to ask them to stop selling fake Jeffree Star Cosmetics palettes on their e-commerce platform. Meanwhile, fans are asking Jeffree to make a video "suing" Wish.
First of all, to those who don't know, Wish is a global e-commerce platform with "over 100,000 merchants, and [...] more than 160 million registered users." However, branded beauty products are also sold on Wish, most of which are counterfeit goods.
One of the "brands" which are currently being promoted on Wish are Jeffree Star Cosmetics palettes.
Check out Jeffree's tweet below:
I "Hey @WishShopping can you please take down & stop promoting + selling counterfeit JSC palettes?? AND using my own images to sell it is so low. I don’t even wanna know what horrible ingredients are in these products."
Attached to the tweet is a photo Jeffree Star Cosmetic palette being sold for $12. The image used is from Jeffree's official Instagram post.
How did fans react?
Several fans are calling for Jeffree to make a YouTube video about the situation and to take a fake palette to a lab to test. Fans want Jeffree to uncover the ingredients used in a fake palette, before filing a lawsuit against Wish.
Check out their tweets below:
I "You should buy one and get it tested at you lab to see what’s in them then take it to court"
I "Same here, would love to know what harmful stuff they put in the fakes."
I "Video title: and this is how Wish got sued"
So, what exactly is the issue?
First of all, counterfeit products such as the fake Jeffree Star Cosmetics palettes could contain dangerous and toxic chemicals such as mercury, which could "pose serious health risks" to consumers.
Not only that, but authorities have also warned that "rat droppings, human urine and arsenic" were also found in fake beauty products.
Unfortunately, Jeffree Star isn't the first make-up guru to have fake palettes sold without their permission. Fellow beauty YouTube James Charles has found his own "fake" palettes being sold in a market and even uploaded a YouTube video titled "I Bought A FAKE James Charles Palette" where he compared the fake palette to his official palette.
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.