Jaclyn Hill defends her "cancelled" Halloween costume following backlash
29 October 2019, 12:50 | Updated: 29 October 2019, 13:51
Jaclyn dressed as the "cancelled" version of herself for Halloween following her lipstick controversy earlier this year.
Jaclyn Hill has addressed the backlash surrounding her controversial Halloween costume. The beauty guru hosted a Halloween party at a mansion in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, on Saturday night (26 October) and it was packed wall-to-wall with YouTubers.
Jaclyn’s YouTuber guests included James Charles, Nikita Dragun, Amanda Ensing and Patrick Starrr. And she didn’t scrimp on the party details either, splashing out on fresh red roses, neon lights and…a burger and fries conveyer belt.
Of course, the costumes were out of this world too. James slapped on his best wig and wore a mirrored dress for his Halloween lewk, Nikita went as the PVC-clad version of her favourite anime character Naruto Uzumaki and Patrick painted himself blue and transformed into the genie from Aladdin. But Jaclyn’s costume was the real conversation piece.
Jaclyn came as the "cancelled" version of herself. Jaclyn's black mini dress had the words "JACLYN HILL IS CANCELED" and "SHE'S CANCELED" plastered all over it in red glittery letters. She also added some fake cuts and blood all over her body.
If you'll remember, Jaclyn was embroiled in a scandal in June 2019 when she released her own line of lipsticks. The lipsticks arrived "hairy" with "plastic balls" embedded into them, which Jaclyn said was down to the manufacturing process. Although she eventually apologised and said her customers would receive refunds, her initial hostile reaction to the backlash lost her a lot of fans.
Jaclyn wasn't the only one inspired by her lipstick drama though, YouTuber Sebastian Williams used Jaclyn's "hairy" lipsticks and made them into a pair of devil horns.
i wore jaclyn hill’s hairy lipsticks as horns to her party 💀 pic.twitter.com/uYI0R7FWc1— Sebastian Williams (@sebas_williams) October 27, 2019
Whilst some of Jaclyn’s followers saw the funny side of her costume, others were "disgusted" that she was making light of the situation.
I’m sorry, but wearing a costume that mocks the very people who supported you & you let down, treated shamefully & lied to isn’t empowering or showing the “glam & ugly side of the industry”. It’s tone deaf, un-self-aware, & arrogant. #JaclynHill once again plays the victim.— WhinyMillionaireWithFurryLipstick (@FaceJaclyns) October 29, 2019
wanting: semi gross content in next tweet!! but tonight jaclyn hill (@Jaclynhill) posted a halloween costume that’s making a joke about her being canceled... as if she was canceled over something small and not literally dangerous lipsticks. why does this bother me so much? pic.twitter.com/Aee1hvcWv5— presley (@omgpresley) October 27, 2019
So many things to say about #jaclynhill ‘s Halloween party. Just know that she doesn’t give a shit about her subscribers and she made that DAMN clear with that costume.— FORMERLY a jaclyn cosmetics glove🧤 (@and_thatsthetea) October 28, 2019
I'm beyond disgusted and disappointed in @Jaclynhill at this point. After everything that went down with her lipsticks, her apologies and her taking a break from social media because everything was too hard for her... seeing her halloween costume is just... repulsive.— kitty. 🖤✨ (@karlansoprazole) October 28, 2019
But Jaclyn's supporters defended her decision to wear the costume.
lmao y’all @Jaclynhill’s costume has me in stitches 🤣 i’m pissed i didn’t think of it, although she looks better in a dress than i would 💁🏼♂️ 10/10 on the song choice too lol pic.twitter.com/IDAi2ke6wW— Dustin Dailey ♏️ (@ThreeDailey) October 27, 2019
I loved @Jaclynhill’s costume. I thought it was cool af.— Curtis Little (@curtistriesmkup) October 28, 2019
Reason # 50000 why I LOVE JACLYN HILL; this bitch went OFF on her Halloween costume! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️ @Jaclynhill— Ali Kennedy (@AliKennedy2) October 27, 2019
Jaclyn addressed the backlash on Twitter and made it clear that her costume wasn't aimed at her customers, but rather the fact that YouTubers are always getting cancelled and blacklisted.
"This costume has NOTHING to do with my fans or customers,” she tweeted. “It has to do with ‘cancel culture’ that has become so popular. I adore my subscribers & they know that!”
This costume has NOTHING to do with my fans or customers. It has to do with “cancel culture” that has become so popular. I adore my subscribers & they know that!— Jaclyn Hill (@Jaclynhill) October 27, 2019
Jaclyn also stepped in to let people know that her costume was spelled correctly, after some criticised her for spelling cancelled "canceled" on her dress, which is the American way.
For those of you who don’t have google or an iPhone... ❤️ pic.twitter.com/EaORjfSjjB— Jaclyn Hill (@Jaclynhill) October 28, 2019
She tweeted: "For those of you who don’t have google or an iPhone…"