Jackie is "just another beauty guru" for some people but there seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding her lately so I figured a thread is warranted. Just wanted to put it out there that I'm a fan of her, so my summary could be a biased. If I'm stepping out of line, lemme know.
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Jackie Aina is a YT beauty guru. She's famous for her trends we're ditching videos, being political and outspoken about social issues (as a woman of color), and her mostly unbiased beauty reviews.
The Jeffrey Star Drama
The "controversy" first came when Jackie posted about being blocked by Jeffrey Star blocking her on Twitter.
People were speculating that she was blocked because of an anti-haul video that she made featuring the entire Jeffrey Star Cosmetics brands.
IMO she was very professional and respectful here. She doesn't have a huge issue with him personally but she just can't support the brand because of his very anti-black sentiments in the past and the fact that he never (truly) publicly apologized for them. This was before Joffrey's "RACISM" video.
I have posted about Joffrey's response on his thread here:
Another link to some of the tweets. He basically called Jackie an irrelevant rat, called her channel "stale" and says she's just using his name for more views, and "leaked" the fact that she hasn't paid her taxes in three years and that she's getting married in December. He was also very quick to delete most of his tweets.
Her response to Jeff's RACISM video.2013 SCAM ACCUSATIONS People have been bringing up her "drama" from 4 years ago. She set up GoFundMe supposedly to help fund her beauty school tuition (for a cosmetology license) and for rent, since her best friend and roommate passed away. People had been accusing her of not really using the pledges for school but rather for vacation trips to different countries. thi
I went to the CA barbering and cosmetology website, searched for her and found one Jacquelyn Aina, with these details:
Expiration Date:01/31/2018Original Issuance Date:01/11/2014The GoFundMe was created August 11, 2013, and she posted this August 18:
I personally believe it checks out.
THE KIM KARDASHIAN CONTROVERSY
Jackie was invited to the KKW Beauty launch at the Kardashian home. This is her review:
I think the review is very honest. She says she appreciates the brand simply because it's one of the very few that caters to her skin tone. She did say she won't purchase the kit herself, because it's very expensive given the amount of product. She says the sponge applicator was useless but the brush was good for blending out the product. She loved and praised the highlight. She also believes that Kim helped launched the trend of contouring but the release of her brand is very late because contour kits have been overdone.
I believe that it's one of the few videos that wasn't completely kissing Kim's ass. That's why when Kim posted several photo sets with her and the personalities that came to her launch and Jackie was the only one who wasn't tagged, people were quick to assume that it's because her management was shading her for her review.
Jackie touched on this on his IG live saying that not being tagged was kinda shady but she wasn't really bothered because she didn't really expect to be posted at all. She's also saying that it "backfired" because most of the comment section is mentioning and tagging her. I think she meant that if Kim's (or her management's) purpose was to not give her exposure (it's Kim K, a simple tag in her IG means a lot), it backfired because she's getting more publicity than any of the other personalities posted.
5 days later, Kim cleared the whole thing up.
And Jackie responded:
I thought Kim K was very professional, and given her popularity, she didn't even have to respond to this, but she did. I honestly find Jackie more shady. I think she knew that drama was going to give her more views, and when her fans was attacking Kim on the comments section (not all of them, but a number), she kept quiet.
That's all I have on her. What do you guys think?