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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]

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9 Comments

  • Geoff M

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

  • 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.

  • adam

    Who cares? He’s an attention whore.

  • Anonymous

    Can we just ban him from earth?

    He’s gross and talentless.

  • RM

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

    Temecula had one of the highest Yes votes for Prop 8:
    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/nov/05/local/me-temecula5

    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:
    http://www.examiner.com/x-52777-San-Diego-Church–State-Examiner~y2010m8d2-Antimosque-protestors-outnumbered-in-Temecula

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Angel

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

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