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Did Temecula CA Ban Jeffree Star Because He’s Gay, Or Because They Don’t Like His Brand of Music?

Jeffree Star, whose been Internet Famous so long you probably have never even used the site that put him on the map (MySpace), claims (on Twitter) after a performance at the The Vault in Temecula, California he was told by the city he’d be banned from ever performing there again because he’s gay. There are so many unanswered questions here I don’t even know where to start, but I’d love to know exactly whom in city government told Star he’s been banned, what city ordinance they cited, and where I can buy the t-shirt. [photo via]

By:          Sarah Nigel
On:           Aug 11, 2010
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    • Geoff M

      I can’t remember how I stumbled on him, but I definitely like his music and persona.

      Aug 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TommyOC

      I remember when Jeffree Star used to be quite attractive back in the day. What happened?

      And I doubt Temecula would have banned him for being gay. Riverside County, CA has a very strong gay population and Temecula is one of its few cultured bastions… using that term loosely.

      Aug 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adam

      Who cares? He’s an attention whore.

      Aug 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anonymous

      Can we just ban him from earth?

      He’s gross and talentless.

      Aug 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RM

      I don’t know if I can agree with your characterization.

      Temecula had one of the highest Yes votes for Prop 8:

      And they have their own mini mosque-controversy, trying to ban a mosque from being built there now, though it sounds like the counterprotests were larger:

      There are some really backwards beople in Temecula, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they were on the City Council.

      Aug 11, 2010 at 7:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dollie

      I met the guy numerous times in my mid/late teens. Although he was rather moody, he was generally pleasant and really *tried* very hard to be a decent performance artist (though his pseudo-arrogance aimed to hide that). That said, his shows were always high-energy, consistently fascinating, and as post-Lambert-AMA media would say “spontaneously artistic.” (Though, his music we will discuss another time.)
      That description and persona in mind, the guy certainly seems prone to hyperbole. Doubt he was banned, and if he was- it was intentional to revitalize a dying myspace career.

      Aug 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • X

      I’m friends with someone who used to be friends with him, Christopher Gutierrez. (He’s also internet famous, but in a different way. He’s a blogger and emo teenagers eat his books and shit up.) Chris said he once told a black woman to get to the back of the bus, he frequently used the n-word, and was proudly racist, so they parted ways because Chris couldn’t stand the hypocrisy and the ignorance. For that reason, I can’t stand Jeffree Star and I refuse to buy his shitty music.

      Here’s a video of Chris and Jeffree: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwy4Tewaitw I don’t know why anyone would care, but I figured I’d throw it in there.

      Aug 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree

      Based on my screen-name, I feel obliged to say I never heard of this guy before this thread, and that I have no connection whatsoever to him.
      And it kind of sounds like I wouldn’t want to.

      Aug 12, 2010 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Angel

      I’m convinced that Jeffree Star is a straight plug paid to make transsexuals, drag queens, and gays look very bad.

      Aug 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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