Two men wearing makeup for a promo picture

Shane Dawson Just Wants Your Money

By Emily Garza
Web Content Contributor

Last year, Shane Dawson announced that he would post a nine-part series onto his YouTube channel about the “Beautiful World of Jeffree Star”. Many, including me, were very excited about this new series coming up that has been in the works for about a year. No one really knew what to expect, but some were theorizing that Dawson and Jeffree Star were collaborating on a new makeup pallet.

 On Sept. 24, 2019, Dawson uploaded his trailer for his new series “The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star”. Many were confused since Dawson said he would be exposing the beauty industry, not just Star. Many things were shown in the trailer: Dawson and Star creating the pallet together, Dawson being exposed to the beauty world via Star, and the James Charles and Tati Westbrook drama.

What many viewers were anticipating was the behind the scenes of the Charles and Westbrook drama, A.K.A. Dramagedon Number Two. We wanted to see what Dawson thought of all the drama going on and what Star’s opinion was, especially since he inserted himself into the drama. However, Dawson decided to cut out all the drama out of his docu-series, saying he did not want to rehash any old drama. Many people took it as being lied to and mislead since Dawson added footage of his reaction to the drama in the trailer.

The whole docu-series can be summed up into one sentence: how the Shane Dawson X Jeffree Star makeup collection was created. The whole series is basically a giant advertisement for their new product.

After the makeup collection was announced and launched, Dawson quickly ended the series nearly a month after. This ended the series with seven episodes, not nine. It left many people with a sour taste in their mouth and unsatisfied. The whole series was drawn out with filler content that does not matter.

YouTuber D’Angelo Wallace says how this whole series was a big advertisement for Dawson and Star’s new makeup. After the makeup collection was released, Dawson and Star went silent on social media and YouTube about the whole series. Dawson didn’t really show what he said he would in the trailer. He showed unnecessary footage that could have been cut out of the series and didn’t show the juicy content people were anticipating for. It wasn’t until last week that Dawson decided to upload all the cut-out footage from the series onto his new makeup channel Shane Glossin.

At this point in time, months later after the series was released, it’s pointless to release this video since this is all old news and “stale tea.” Sorry Shane, but this isn’t your best work.

Featured photo by Emily Garza.

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