Jeffree Star called rumors that he faked his car accident for publicity 'dumb' and 'horrible'

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Jeffree Star called rumors that he faked his car accident for publicity 'dumb' and 'horrible'
Jeffree Star responded to rumors that he faked his car accident for publicity.Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images
  • Jeffree Star has responded to rampant rumors that he faked his car accident.
  • He said he'd received emails asking him if he staged the crash to promote his new weed products.
  • Star said the accident was "one of the worst experiences of my life."

Jeffree Star has responded to rampant rumors and comments accusing him of faking or exaggerating the impact of a recent car crash. Many of those making the accusations suggested it could be in order to publicize his latest product line which is cannabis-themed and launches on April 20, the unofficial holiday of weed enthusiasts.

Star, a hugely popular makeup mogul and YouTuber with more than 16.5 million subscribers, is notorious for finding himself at the center of controversies from public feuds to sexual assault allegations.

On Friday April 16, Star was injured in a rollover crash in Casper, Wyoming. The Rolls Royce he and his friend Daniel Lucas were traveling in hit black ice and flipped three times, Star said in a tweet. Police confirmed some details of the story to Insider.

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Star also tweeted that his injuries had left him in "the most excruciating pain ever."

In an Instagram story posted on Monday, Star said he was getting "emails from people and media" asking him to comment on rumors that he had faked his accident to promote his launch.

"I don't know what would make someone write such a dumb horrible story, but that was one of the worst experiences of my life," he said. "So let's take a little pause. I just don't get it."

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He added that he wouldn't normally address such conspiracies, but Lucas - who has not yet been discharged from hospital due to complications - was getting "harassed by people."

"Did Jeffree fake an accident to sell some weed merch? Some f---ing bath robes and weed jars? Are you guys out of your f---ing mind?" Star said. "Whoever is even thinking of writing a story like that, or you already have, you're f---ing awful."

Star said he gets frustrated with the "vicious" nature of the internet, and his friends and family were also receiving messages from people.

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"Don't write my mom on Facebook, don't write my cousins, don't hit up my friends and try and act like there's a conspiracy," he said. "Like s--- happens, it was a f---ing horrible accident."

He added that he'd had the launch planned for six months, so he wasn't going to "sit in bed and whine all day."

"There's a whole other sick side of the internet, great, I've heard it all already," he said. "I just want me and Daniel to heal. Chill out girl, take a hit and leave us alone."

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