Jeffree Star Responds to ‘Homewrecker’ Claims Over His New Boyfriend

Jeffree Star is refuting the rumor that he broke up his boyfriend‘s past relationship.

Earlier this month, Star got tongues wagging after teasing the identity of his new beau, who internet users quickly deduced was none other than basketball player Andre Marhold. However, in the wake of this revelation, it also didn’t take long for Marhold’s alleged ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child to come forward in the comments and ask him to give her a “call to explain all of this,” as reported by The Blast.

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“Prayer can’t get me thru this. I need you. the petty arguments drove you away,” she continued, per screenshots of her Instagram Story. “I always feared this day would come but not while our son was still in diapers, I will not let you down if you come home. Just be here when we wake up. Please! I can’t sleep without you please baby. I am literally going crazy.”

And while Star already addressed the rumor that he paid Marhold to date him for “PR damage control,” the beauty vlogger returned to Twitter on Friday morning to finally respond to all of the “homewrecker” accusations.

“I don’t hang out with married men. I’m not going to repeat myself again so read it twice Face throwing a kiss Marriage licenses are public record. Common sense is not so common,” Star wrote, before doubling down on his previous statement about not giving “money to anyone I’m dating or anyone who is fucking me.”

“Remember when I heard ‘he’s only with you for the money’ for 5 years with Nathan? I’m so bored of that rhetoric,” he said in reference to his ex of five years, Nathan Schwandt.

Not only that, but Star ended his tweet thread by shutting down those questioning Marhold’s sexual orientation, writing that, “the concept of being attracted to both genders, still REALLY has some people confused.”

See Star’s tweets for yourself, below.

I don’t hang out with married men. I’m not going to repeat myself again so read it twice 😘
Marriage licenses are public record.
Common sense is not so common.

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 28, 2020

Remember when I heard “he’s only with you for the money” for 5 years with Nathan? I’m so bored of that rhetoric 😴

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 28, 2020

The concept of being attracted to both genders, still REALLY has some people confused.

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 28, 2020

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Jeffree Star Responds to Claims That He Pays His Boyfriend to Date Him

Jeffree Star is hitting back at claims that he pays his new boyfriend to date him.

This past weekend, the beauty vlogger sent fans into a verifiable frenzy thanks to a suggestive photo of himself and his new beau. And though Star never revealed the identity of his mystery man, that didn’t stop the internet from weighing in on their relationship — especially given Star’s problematic past.

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From jokes about his use of anti-Black slurs to accusations that he was “renting a Black boyfriend for PR damage control,” an overwhelming majority of commenters were deeply skeptical of their dynamic. That said, amid continued pushback, Star has finally responded to the speculation.

On Monday, Star took to his Twitter to tell the naysayers that they’re better off minding their own business.

“I know it’s devastating news for some people, but I don’t give money to anyone I’m dating or anyone who is fucking me,” he wrote. “Work on you own insecurities sis. I’m not the problem.”

“Worry about how to pay your own bills, not who’s in my mouth,” Star said, before concluding, “Thank you, God bless – Upper management.”

See his posts, below.

I know it’s devastating news for some people, but I don’t give money to anyone I’m dating or anyone who is fucking me. Work on your own insecurities sis, I’m not the problem 💖

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 24, 2020

Worry about how to pay your own bills, not who’s in my mouth 💯 Thank you, God bless – Upper management

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 24, 2020

Photo via YouTube / JeffreeStar

Jeffree Star Breaks His Silence

Since all the drama with Shane Dawson went down, and since people have begun calling out YouTubers for their inappropriate past behavior, influencer Jeffree Star has remained silent. But now, he’s speaking up about beauty world drama, his friendship with Shane Dawson and the accusations made against him.

In a new 10-minute video, entitled “Doing What’s Right,” he began by saying that he’s been practicing self-reflection and admits to “speaking out of anger, out of frustration.” He said, “For the first time in a really long time, I’m really reflecting on my behavior and mine alone. And I’ve come to a lot of realizations, and it’s been really important to actually understand everything that I was a part of, that I did wrong, and really start a new chapter for myself.”

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“2020 has been really crazy and I have added to the chaos,” he continued. He spoke about his old video, “Never Doing This Again,” wherein he addressed his feud with James Charles. He admitted to not being able to live up to his promises from the 2019 video. This time around, he talked about “the situation” again, and officially apologized to James once and for all — without calling anyone out or even mentioning Tati Westbrook. “It’s disgusting, it’s awful and none of it should’ve happened. So, James, I am truly sorry for my actions and my behavior.”

And while Westbrook predicted that Star would release receipts for secrets he’s kept about other YouTubers, he said that he isn’t about to reveal any text threads or messages that “allegedly” exist. “I will not be entertaining it. My lawyers are entertaining it behind the scenes, but I will not be,” Star said in the video. “I know this may sound shocking coming from my mouth, but when you accept that you are the problem, you can become the solution.”

For a brief moment, he also acknowledged the larger events happening in the world right now, mentioning the deaths of and lack of justice for Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain. He then said that these are matters much worth giving attention to. Star said, “I think drama and the beauty world — which I definitely have been a part of — It all has to stop.”

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The makeup mogul later addresses his friendship with Shane Dawson, saying that he’s not cutting him out of his life or distancing himself, and that his silence was meant to support Dawson. “I know Shane from now. I don’t know Shane from 10 years ago, and he doesn’t know me from 10 years ago.” He continued, “Now do I agree with Shane’s past actions? Of course I don’t. And does he agree with my past behavior? Of course he doesn’t. I know the amazing person he is today, and you don’t abandon your friends.”

He then talked about the Jeffree Star brand, and said, “I am so fucking proud to own an inclusive makeup company.” He claimed that he’s always advocated for small businesses, and has always welcomed included people of all colors, shapes, sizes, and gender identities. “I know that a lot of people try to deter from my message, and sometime’s I’ve deterred it myself through negativity and drama, but that won’t be happening anymore” Star said, “I always stood up for what was right, and I always will.”

He ended his video thanking friends, fans and supporters, adding that this time of self-reflection has been necessary. “This has been me silent for a reason. I’ve been really, really working on myself, and I definitely was distracted.”

Watch the full video, below.

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Tati Westbrook Says Shane Dawson, Jeffree Star ‘Manipulated’ Her

Tati Westbrook has accused Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star of “manipulating” her into calling out former protégé James Charles during last year’s Dramageddeon 2.0 saga.

On Tuesday, the beauty YouTuber uploaded a new video blaming the duo for turning her against Charles and encouraging her to post her viral “Bye Sister” video — in which she claimed Charles had not supported her brand and insinuated that he’d made sexual advances toward straight men — from May 2019. However, Westbrook has now apologized for “[listening] to the wrong people” and buying into “all the poisonous lies that were fed to me by Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star.”

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“Believing those lies and letting myself be gaslit into making that video is one of the biggest regrets of my life. The information they were giving me was terrifying. I was told there were a lot of victims that were going to come forward,” Westbrook said, later claiming that she never called Charles a “predator” or a “danger to society.”

“I did not lie in that video,” she continued, before adding, “My video was not made with any malice. I did not publicly air any of the horrific accusations that were being made behind the scenes.”

According to Westbrook, both Dawson and Star were “both bitterly jealous of James Charles’ success” and wanted him “out of the way” for the launch of their Conspiracy Collection. She also said that the duo pushed her into making the video during a time when her “guard was down” due to her own personal issues with Charles over his sponsorship of a competitor’s product.

As for why she waited until now to say anything, Westbrook said that she was “terrified” of social media and “the people that used, coerced and manipulated me into uploading my video in May of last year.”

“Every day I’ve struggled quietly trying to rebuild my now poisoned reputation,” she said. “The heartbreak that was born from the scandal still lingers, and I feel it won’t ever have the opportunity to completely heal until I uncover the truth from all parties involved and their motivation of it all.”

Westbrook then explained that while she and Charles reconciled in December after comparing notes, they “agreed to wait patiently until it was safe for me to share my story.” She also apologized to YouTuber Jackie Aina for not defending her after Star was called out for past racist transgressions.

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Not only that, but elsewhere in the video, Westbrook went on to allege that Star is a co-owner of Morphe and that she believes he has the power to “blackmail” others in the beauty industry.

“My opinion? He’s going to go off, guys,” Westbrook said. “And I don’t think anyone — I don’t think he will hold back. And I think we need to be prepared, to understand that we need to forgive the people that he is holding hostage with veiled threats of exposure. We need to be prepared to forgive them. Otherwise, this won’t stop.”

As such, Westbrook said that she is taking “serious security precautions” against potential information leaks and, because of that, she would not be sharing any evidence right now, per her attorneys’ advice.

Following Westbrook’s latest video, Dawson hit back at her claims in a since-deleted tweet and an Instagram Live, in which he called her video “insane” before accusing her of being “manipulative” and “fake crying.”

Shane Dawson freaking over Tati’s new video on IG Live pic.twitter.com/k1fC5KTzpT

— ingrid (@weathxrgirl) June 30, 2020

Additionally, Dawson’s fiancé Ryland Adams took to his own Twitter to dub Westbrook’s video “a master class in manipulation.”

“The only was [sic] to save her reputation was to side with the person she tried to ruin,” Adams wrote. “Make no mistake. This 40 year old woman choose to post a video on her own accord.”

Tati Westbrook – a master class in  manipulation. The only was to save her reputation was to side with the person she tried to ruin. Make no mistake. This 40 year old woman choose to post a video on her own accord. She riled up Shane before doing so to have one of the biggest

— Ryland Adams (@Ryland_Adams) June 30, 2020

Star has yet to respond to Westbrook’s video. In the meantime, watch the entire thing for yourself, below.

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Fans Think Jeffree Star and James Charles Ended Their Feud

At this point, it’s a well-known fact that Jeffree Star and James Charles have been on the outs ever since the latter’s highly publicized feud with Tati Westbrook.

As many will remember, Star played a significant role in the drama, as he called Charles a “danger to society” and a “predator” at the time. However, in an unexpected twist, it appears as if the two are good again — much to the surprise of fans.

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It all started over the weekend after Charles uploaded a video of himself doing TikTok star Charli D’Amelio‘s makeup. But after she posted the footage to her Twitter, what ended up really catching the internet’s eye was Star’s glowing review.

“Umm you look SO gorgeous!!!” Star wrote in a retweet, before adding, “James killed it per usual.”

Umm you look SO gorgeous!!! James killed it per usual 💯 https://t.co/qb5qv5SgP7

— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) March 22, 2020

And while Star previously apologized for all of his Charles-related tweets, fans were still taken aback by the friendly message, with some even going so far as to ask the makeup guru if he had been “hacked.”

“I had to move my bang to read that again,” as one person wrote, while another replied to Star’s tweet by writing, “2020 really is weird.”

I had to move my bang to read that again

— caley | A+ stripper (@Cakey_Dawson) March 22, 2020

2020 really is weird

— Natasha 🦄 makeup artist 💄 ✨ (@infashionchains) March 22, 2020

Are you hacked ?

— CHROMATICA 10th APRIL (@hausofbarden) March 22, 2020

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— Mister Preda (@MisterPreda) March 22, 2020

​Granted, there was also a significant portion of fans who were all for the niceties.

After all, as one wise commenter wrote, “Just cause there’s been drama in the past doesn’t mean there has to be negativity forever. Legends supporting legends.”

Just cause there’s been drama in the past doesn’t mean there has to be negativity forever. Legends supporting legends 💯 ⭐️

— Emma 🌼 (@looksbyemm) March 22, 2020

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Jeffree Star Is Isolating on His Massive Louis Vuitton Bench

Before California implemented a state-wide lockdown, Jeffree Star did what many of us do to prepare for a quarantine: get Botox, pick up a custom pink McLaren sportscar and order an entire fridge stocked with every kind of Redbull in existence.

The beauty mogul, who captured all of this in his latest YouTube video called “Never Leaving My House Again,” also gave a mini-tour of his $14-million Hidden Hills mansion while getting his makeup done by his glam squad. Among his home’s latest additions is a 300-pound oversized Louis Vuitton park bench complete with monogram detailing.

Star first saw the bench at Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2020 men’s show in Paris. “I saw it and I was like, ‘Will you sell me this please?’ And they said ‘OK!'” he said in the video. The benches, which were used as seats for the some members of the audience, were created by PlayLab, Inc, a New York City-based creative studio.

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The giant proportions make it so that the user’s legs dangle from the seat in a nod to the childhood themes Virgil Abloh explored for that season’s collection. “We went and surveyed all of the Parisian benches that were designed by famous civic designers over the last 200 years,” PlayLab, Inc co-founder Archie Lee Coates IV told Complex. “We found one Virgil loved and reproduced it one and a half times its actual size.”


Star says he likes to spend time reading and relaxing on the bench or just watching the sunset, although he doesn’t plan to keep it in the foyer for long. “It’s so cool. I think it definitely needs to go in the garden but I’m gonna keep it here now. It’s a good photo-op,” he says.

See, below, for the full clip.

Photo via YouTube

Manny MUA on His ‘Severe, Dark’ Depression After Dramageddon

Manny MUA is opening up about his battle with severe anxiety and depression in the wake of 2018’s Dramageddon scandal.

Recently, the beauty YouTuber stopped by E! News’s digital talk show, Just the Sip, to talk about how his mental health was affected by his very public fallout with former friends Jeffree Star, Gabriel Zamora, and Laura Lee.

The drama — which stemmed from Manny and Laura’s decision to ax Jeffree from their friend group after his old, racist comments came to light — eventually led to the discovery of other problematic things they had said in the past. In the midst of all this, Manny reportedly lost close to half a million followers and ended up publishing a video in which he apologized to Gabriel and Jeffree — though the damage had already been done.

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“When I look back on it, it was the hardest time I’ve ever had in my whole life when it comes to my professional career in any way, shape or form,” Manny said. “I was like in bed for weeks. I lost so much weight and I was in such a severe, dark depression.”

And while Manny said he was “definitely, definitely remorseful,” he went on to explain that his apology may have not seemed as genuine due to the anti-anxiety medication he was taking at the time.

“When I watch those videos, I cringe a little bit because they’re not my genuine, real emotion coming through, because I’m on these emotion blockers,” he said. “Watching them, I know the things I’m saying are true but the way I’m saying it, I can understand why it doesn’t come off as genuine because my true emotion isn’t coming through.”

That said, Manny seems to be doing better now, and even went so far as to say he’s ultimately grateful for what happened.

“Looking back, yeah, it was terrible and horrible and horrendous,” he said, before adding, “But the things I learned from it, I would never give those back.”

Watch Manny’s entire interview, below.



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Did Jeffree Star and Nathan Schwandt Break Up?

Jeffree Star has canceled his European masterclass tour just days before its commencement. In an official statement, Tatti Lashes, who was responsible for organizing the Jeffree Star x MMMMitchell Masterclass, said the following:

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“It is with a heavy heart that we must regretfully inform you that due to unforeseen personal reasons, Jeffree Star is unable to travel to Europe to take part in the upcoming ‘Jeffree Star x MMMMitchell Masterclass tour presented by Tatti Lashes.'”

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The tour was supposed to kick off January 10 in Dublin, spanning Amsterdam and Newcastle, eventually ending in Liverpool. All four dates have been canceled, the brand said, adding that everyone who purchased tickets would be refunded.

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“All tickets will be FULLY REFUNDED into the account you made the purchase from within 7-10 working days,” the website reads. “We are so sorry for the disappointment which this must have caused. We are exploring the possibility of rescheduling the events with Jeffree’s team, and of course you will be the first to hear.”

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Although Star did not comment, makeup artist MMMMitchell cited personal circumstances on Star’s part, when explaining the situation on Instagram stories.

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“I don’t know how to say this because there’s no nice way of saying it –– there’s not one way where it’s not going to upset someone,” he said. “But basically we’ve had to cancel the masterclass tour with Jeffree for now, due to some unforeseen circumstances that really can’t be helped on Jeffree’s side, he’s just not able to come to the UK.”

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Adding that he just wants Star to be “happy again,” MMMMitchell said: “I feel so many emotions because I feel so upset that the tour’s not going ahead, but I also feel upset because my friend’s upset. The worst part is that it really can’t be helped and these feelings that Jeffree is feeling, I wish that I could just make them go away.”

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He also apologized on behalf of Star: “There’s literally no way of anyone changing it, we’ve tried and it’s just not doable right now, I’m so sorry guys, I feel so bad, we are all heartbroken – Tatti Lashes, Jeffree and me. Just keep Jeffree in your heart and in your mind.”

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Although MMMMitchell did not reveal the exact “personal reasons” behind the abrupt cancellation of the tour, Twitter users quickly began to speculate that Star and his longtime boyfriend, Nathan Schwandt had broken up.

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Although for a while, most users had no concrete evidence to go off of except the internet’s collective hysteria, some noticed that Star had in fact deleted any mention of Schwandt from his social media bios.

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This comes days after the couple moved into their $14.6 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California. “Me and Nathan, we’ve outgrown this house right here two years ago bitch. I look like a hoarder, there’s been no room,” Star said on his Instagram stories at the time.

Jeffree Star on Instagram: “We’re moving into our new house this month and I can’t wait for the next chapter of my life.. 2019 has been the craziest most insane year…”

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“Right now at my house, we’re doing a lot of upgrades, we’re preparing some things, and we’re just making it fucking 100%. I will be moved in before Christmas –– I can’t believe it.”

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No word from Schwandt or Star yet, who first met on Instagram in 2014.

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Photo via Instagram



Shane Dawson Just Revealed a Secret Beauty Channel

Following a makeup collaboration with Jeffree Star, a month has passed since YouTube star Shane Dawson last uploaded a video on his channel. Today, Dawson revealed that all along, he’s been planning a “secret” YouTube channel, according to Insider.

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The secret came out when a Twitter user asked if he was ever going to upload another makeup video. Another criticized him for not showing his own beauty looks from his sold-out Conspiracy Collection made with Star, which is partially inspired by his conspiracy-theory centered docuseries. (The collection was the most viral beauty product of 2019, by the way.) Dawson posted a screenshot of the new account, which is called “Shane Glossin.”


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He also responded to tweets asking about his online absence, writing, “I play with makeup almost daily. I just don’t post about it because I’m not in the mood to post. After a series I tend to gain weight, spiral, and hibernate for a couple months.”

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So far, Dawson’s exclusive beauty channel has a profile picture of him “caked up” with Jeffree Star, and a non-makeup test video of himself being pushed down a snowy hill on a sled. The about section reads, “You can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig.”

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Since being revealed this morning, Shane Glossin has garnered 13,000 subscribers and counting. Subscribe here.

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Welcome to the RAWRing 20s xD

Whether we’re talking about the imminent return of Jeffree Star, Warped Tour’s last hurrah, or the My Chemical Romance reunion, #20ninescene was the gift that just kept on giving. But just as we started mourning its loss, the internet — in its infinite brilliance — has managed to keep the Myspace-era nostalgia alive for an entire decade to come. THAaaat’$ rIGhT :3 wELCoome 2 lyk tHE RAWRinG 20s xD!!

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And just like the #20ninescene tag, you can thank Twitter user @the_life_of_daz for the near-flawless pun — though, in our esteemed opinions, the RAWRing 20s in far more than just a pithy hashtag. After all, who needs all that Great Gatsby stuff when we could turn back time by listening to Brokencyde while trying to fix that DIY Manic Panic job? Albeit (hopefully) not in our parents’ bathrooms? Or, figuring out your alliterative Myspace name while learning how to code HTML? Or, wearing a white studded belt with a 3Oh!3 tee and some Hot Topic skinnies?

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And while we could probably do without the clunky digital cameras and your ex-boyfriend’s crunkcore project this time around, there is something to be said about the nostalgia factor when it comes to bringing it back to where it all began. Just ask Luna Lovebad, who you probably followed via her Izzy Hilton moniker back in the day.

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“It trips me the fuck out that it’s been a decade,” Luna says, before adding that she still loves to post the occasional #TBT on Twitter and Instagram. “It was so iconic. It was like this hybrid of alternative fashion, and I feel like there were different subcultures within scene.”

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After all, as Luna explains, while she may have been “that queen who wore pink, looked up to Paris and Nicole’s Simple Life era, and listened to Ladytron,” that was never something that made her feel all that set apart from the “more emo” kids who “wore more black and listened to harder music.”

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However, it’s not just the original scene kids who love the idea of the RAWRing 20s. Calling it “a weird, guilty pleasure” that they “wished they could have done,” Daz explains that they’ve noticed a ton of responses from fellow Gen Z’ers — many of whom were too young to actually have a Myspace at the height of the movement’s heyday.

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But as for why scene has resonated with the younger generation, it may have something to do with the trailblazing inclusivity of the original movement. As Luna explains, scene was way ahead of its time in the sense that the community also served as a welcoming place. In fact, she credits it as her “introduction to transitioning.”

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“I feel like scene introduced this like style of androgyny in some ways. Boys had long hair and wore liner and girl pants. Boys kissing boys was cute and no one gave a fuck,” she says, as we talk about the potential throughlines that may have helped keep it relevant — even a decade down the road. “[Like, I] was able to express my femininity in like a really exaggerated and alternative fashion.”

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And that’s why she “loves that there are still scene kids out there,” even if it feels like we’ve all remained “recycled scene kids in a way” since the Myspace days. That said, if there’s one thing we’re heartened by, it’s the idea of sharing a little piece of internet culture with a whole new generation, especially one that helped us eke out our identities as lonely suburban mallrats. And while no one can tell what it may turn into in the age of TikTok and Juul memes, we’re sure excited for the possibilities.

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Granted, we may not start writing Taking Back Sunday lyrics on our arms in Sharpie again, but at the very least we can revisit some of their greatest hits while crying in a car about a breakup, since some things just never change. So start asking for a choppy cut and keep caking on that eyeliner, because this is our decade and Lolz we r sOooOooo rdyyy