For those who missed it, in a series of videos posted to his Stories, James explained that he had opened a PR package from a person who “has no business having a makeup brand.” Although he didn’t mention her by name, he showed off some of the products, and many fans were quick to notice that they were from the blonde beauty’s new collection, Lauren Conrad Beauty.
Throughout the videos, the YouTuber claimed that some of the tubes didn’t have any actual products in them.
“Stop making makeup brands. Stop,” he said. “There is no highlighter in there, nor is there a cap, and it’s not even sealed. Like, I just received this piece of plastic in a PR box.”
The Hills actress herself must have caught wind of his comments because she seemingly addressed the entire thing in an Instagram comment.
“For those asking about the empty components sent to James… Let me tell you a fun story,” she wrote. “The woman who put together the gifts (it was me) decided to fill a makeup bag full of empty samples to make sure everything would fit inside. When the beauty products arrived and it was time to fill all the makeup bags, she (again, me) accidentally included the bag full of empties with the others and it was sent out. She will be let go immediately.”
James later apologized, writing on his Stories, “I’ve been on the verge of tears all day long from a ton of things going wrong and opening her PR package was the icing on the cake of weird things happening today. My Stories talking about the products were supposed to be funny but they just came across as nasty because I was so upset, not with her, but with other things that happened today.”
The influencer added that he spoke with the 34-year-old privately, and the two were “cool.”
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