Local residents of rural Wyoming have a good impression of Jeffree Star, who recently moved there.
In June, YouTube star and makeup mogul Jeffree Star announced he was making the move from LA to Casper, Wyoming, a city of 58,000.
The move came months after an October 2020 Insider investigation unearthed sexual assault allegations against Star, who has also faced backlash for racist comments in the past.
According to a report from the city’s biggest news outlet, generous charitable donations and community support have made Star a welcome resident.
Aside from his donations, Jeffree has also offered interviews to local journalists and promoted local businesses.
Since announcing his move, Star has acquired a yak farm in Casper and started selling marijuana-themed clothing and accessories out of a newly opened distribution center in the state, which also has no personal income tax.
“It was what I would call the normal Wyoming welcome, which is not warm, especially for people from different walks of life,” local radio personality Shawn Jackson, who also goes by DJ Nyke, told the Star-Tribune. “People were like, ‘Don’t bring that crap here.’ Then he donated to a couple of charities, and they’re like, ‘Oh, that’s cool.'”