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The YouTuber Drama Is Far From Over As James Charles Faces Sexual Assault Allegations

“It’s a YouTuber. It’s credible.”

A few days ago, YouTuber Blaire White uploaded a video to YouTube, discussing sexual assault allegations towards James Charles. 

We spoke about this YouTuber drama on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

In the video titled, ‘Bye Jeffree Star. You’re A Monster. (MY EXPERIENCE)’, Blaire White spends the majority of the video going into detail about her relationship with Jeffree Star, including the instance where, during their first phone call, Jeffree Star allegedly showed her his ‘receipts’ that paint James Charles as a predator. 

When Tati Westbrook made her infamous video outing instances of James’ predatory behaviour towards straight men, Jeffree Star took to Twitter to tease that he had more ‘receipts’ of James Charles’ “manipulative” behaviour.

Credit: Twitter

While Jeffree Star didn’t talk openly about what he knew about James Charles then, he has since played these ‘receipts’ to YouTuber Blaire White privately, who is now taking the story public. 

Blaire White says in her video, “He… provided me with receipts (in the form) of a voice memo from a YouTuber who was allegedly sexually molested by James Charles and it’s credible. It’s a YouTuber. It’s credible. It is not my place to out this YouTuber’s name at all.”

“So, I’m in shock after being given this information by Jeffree and then Jeffree proceeds to tell me, James will never attack me because I have this on him, I have shit on everyone.” – Blaire White

Blaire White then continues to talk about how she reached out to this YouTuber privately, saying: “I have privately reached out to this YouTuber and said ‘hey, I’m a rape survivor myself’, because I am, ‘and I should have never have been told this but I want to let you know it’s okay to go public with your story, it’s okay to be heard, or even just to talk to me if you need to because I am a survivor myself.’” You can watch the full video here. 

Blaire White continued in her video, saying that Jeffree Star had other serious allegations that he was intentionally not bringing to light, instead, using it as blackmail. She said, “And if you think it couldn’t get any worse, it most definitely does, Jeffree then revealed to me, someone else, a very famous YouTuber, who – I’ll use the word – raped someone, did he provide me with receipts of that one? No. Do I personally think it’s credible? Yes.”

Neither James Charles nor Jeffree Star have responded to the video or the sexual assault allegations in it. 

If you, or anyone you know is a victim of sexual assault, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT for support services.

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Jameela Jamil Says She’s Done Dissing Kim K In A Statement That Disses Her

"I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this."

Could Jameela Jamil’s feud with Kim Kardashian finally be over?

Whether you know Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil from The Good Place, the person who came out as queer during a very problematic time or the person who had a vicious feud with Caroline Calloway, Jameela Jamil has cemented herself as a very problematic star

We spoke about the Kardashians on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

When The Good Place debuted, we all added it to our lists on Netflix and suddenly Jameela Jamil became a household name. Since her skyrocket to mainstream success, Jameela Jamil has made a habit of trying to use her platform for good and calling out problematic behaviour wherever she saw fit. 

As you can imagine, we’ve seen her mainly call out unrealistic body-standards and potentially dangerous spon-con from Kim Kardashian and the rest of the clan. But, now it looks like she’s done and dusted with that in a new statement made to social media. 

Kim Kardashian recently posted a throwback video of herself getting ready for last year’s Met Gala and it copped a reshare from Jameela Jamil. “I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this,” Jameela Jamil opens her statement, assuming that her fans have been expecting a comment on Kim’s impossibly cinched waist. What follows is a very lengthy statement where Jameela Jamil says she will no longer diss Kim Kardashian, whilst simultaneously dissing Kim Kardashian.

Jameela Jamil continued, “The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do. It’s because (of) the fact that you’re all messaging me about it, shows my work is done.”

Jameela Jamil then discusses her intentions behind her posts about Kim Kardashian, saying: “I haven’t been trying to cancel Kim K. I was always trying to arm YOU with the knowledge to recognize for YOURSELVES that this is a bullshit expectation of women, developed by the patriarchy. If YOU know that it’s problematic, reductive and irresponsible for her to perpetrate such a heavily impossible beauty standard to her impressionable fans… then you’re empowered and conscious and don’t need me.”

“BLOCK. MUTE. DELETE. REPEAT. Follow activists, writers, artists and comedians instead.”

You can read the rest of the empowering, anti-patriarchy, anti-Kim Kardashian post here: 

Now, Jameela Jamil says she’s done with dissing Kim Kardashian. But, we can’t help but point out that she literally disses the reality star under the same breath. We hope that this post marks the end of this feud, but honestly, given Kim Kardashian’s influence on Jameela Jamil’s social media posts in recent years, not to mention her current status in 2020 discourse, we find it rather unlikely that this will be the last Kardashian post to come out of Jamil. But, who knows what the future will hold…

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Florence Pugh Sets Ego Aside, Acknowledges Her Own White Fragility

“I was uneducated. I was unread.”

In a lengthy Instagram post, Florence Pugh has acknowledged her white privilege and apologised for any offence caused. 

We spoke about this on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Recently, social media has become somewhat of a place full of PR disasters. Those who have done problematic things are suddenly being held accountable and what do you know, every few posts is another Notes-App apology. But while Florence Pugh hasn’t been “cancelled” by the Internet yet, she’s being proactive and apologising for actions she’s done in the past

The Little Women actress has named three instances that she deems she should apologise for in a lengthy, proactive, Instagram post.  

Florence Pugh says that she first became aware of her cultural appropriation after learning the history behind cornrows. In reflecting on a conversation with a friend at the age of 18, Florence Pugh discusses the first time she became aware of “cultural appropriation” after she donned the hairstyle.

“She began to explain to me what cultural appropriation was, the history and heartbreak over how when Black girls do it they’re mocked and judged, but when white girls do it, it’s only then perceived as cool,” Florence Pugh said. The actress also detailed how she initially felt “defensive” but now realises that was her “white fragility coming out.”

Also in the post, Florence Pugh reflects on her previous use of Henna for body art. Even though Florence Pugh was aware that Henna (known as mehndi on the Indian subcontinent) became a fashionable trend, she initially felt that cultural appropriation didn’t apply to her as she had been taught Henna by an Indian woman. But, upon reflection, Florence Pugh understands why that is wrong, saying: “I wore this culture on my terms only, to parties, at dinner… I too was disrespecting the beauty of the religion that had been taught to me those years ago.”

Florence Pugh also apologised for appropriating Rastafarian culture. She said, “I was 17. I braided my hair and painted a beanie with the Jamaican flag colours and went to a friend’s house; proud of my Rastafarian creation. I then posted about it the next day with a caption that paraphrased the lyrics to Shaggy’s song ‘Bombastic’.”

“I am ashamed of so many things in those few sentences… Growing up as white and privileged allowed me to get that far and not know… I was uneducated. I was unread.”

All-in-all, she’s ashamed of her actions and she’s proactively apologising, saying: “I cannot dismiss the I actions I bought into years ago, but I believe that we who were blind to such things must acknowledge them and recognise them as our faults, our ignorance and our white privilege and I apologise profusely that it took this long.”

While we shouldn’t put Florence Pugh on this pedestal for doing what she’s done, it’s important that we recognise that she’s has done is good and also what so many celebrities have failed to do, which is the bare minimum.

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