Popular YouTube Makeup Guru Jaclyn Hill recently came under some internet fire due to a "What's In My Travel Bag?" video she posted on Wednesday. Among things such as an iPad and a bunch of designer stuff, Jaclyn talked about a "natural anxiety medication" produced by a company that seems to specialize in so called natural versions of common drugs like Adderall. She went quite in depth on it, talking about it for more than a minute with the label clearly showing on the bottle and even going on to discuss the dosage. She talked about how amazing it was and how it had changed her life. As part of this discussion, Jaclyn commented that she doesn't do hard drugs but also refuses to take drugs like Xanax or similar prescriptions which, to some people, came off as belittling/dissing those who do take rx drugs. Suggesting/promoting products that aren't FDA regulated without talking about the side effects is a tricky scenario, as Kim K recently learned, and commenters started to point out that it probably wasn't a good idea to be so prominently featuring (and essentially) recommending it.
The original video has now been removed (and IDT anyone's put up a copy of it) but here's a breakdown of the deletion and comments surrounding it.
I deleted my video & I'm re- editing it. People wouldn't stop commenting about me mentioning the natural anxiety medication. 🚫— Jaclyn Hill (@Jaclynhill) August 20, 2015
It's because people were threatening me for "recommending" a medication that's not prescribed by a doctor. I don't know guys...— Jaclyn Hill (@Jaclynhill) August 20, 2015
Jaclyn then posted another explanation about the video in a nearly 4 minute long Snapchat story, claiming that she just wanted to be honest about what she had in the bag and she certainly never thought she was suggesting it to anyone while casually dropping that you can find it at Whole Foods among other places.
Discussion of the video starts at 2:00 in
Jaclyn reposted the same video with the mention of the herbal medicine edited out the next morning. Comments discussing the edit, mainly from her stans complaining that they missed it and want to know what she recommended and/or talking about ~haters, are still present.
In the repost, a user commented that they had been upset by the way Jaclyn talked about prescription drugs in the original video. Jaclyn responded saying essentially that she had multiple friends become addicts when she was younger and that the original commenter ~didn't know her life~. Jaclyn's comments have been deleted but the good folks at Guru Gossip snagged screenshots.
I have no clue why she still has fans tbh. She's obnoxious as fuck.
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