Mykie, a YouTube beauty vlogger, recently created a makeup tutorial based on United Airlines victim, David Dao.
According to her YouTube biography, Mykie is a self-taught LA based professional beauty and special effects makeup artist. She has uploaded more than 130 videos, many of which are makeup tutorials, to her account and currently has almost 2,000,000 subscribers.
Mykie has been under fire for uploading a makeup tutorial video that was based on United Airlines victim, David Dao.
In a tone-deaf move, she posted the video to her YouTube channel, GlamGore, but immediately removed it after harsh backlash from the online community as well as the media.
In the video, Mykie went into detail about how to achieve a look similar to Daos after he was left beaten and bloodied by security officers.
Mykie applies fake blood to her lips.She added a line across her cheek in a look similar to when Dao was dragged down the aisle.Dao with blood smeared across his cheek.Her tutorial included the addition of a small cup of fake blood.The purpose of the cup of fake blood was to add a more realistic look.
The first thing were going to need is blood. This look is inspired by United Airlines. [Its] a much faster way of achieving this look. Hes still in the hospital so I thought this look would still be relevant today. You really want that just dragged down the aisle kind of effect, otherwise it just doesnt truly capture the essence of this look.
Some of her YouTube followers claimed that the video was sarcastic with Mykie herself stating that her video was intended to be satire.
@axsthxticly Its a very small amount, relatively. Not everyone appreciates satire thats alright
Mykie (@Glam_And_Gore) April 12, 2017
However, netizens were quick to respond with their own opinions on the matter.
This is terrible. You have a world of gore movies/TV to parody, but you decide to make light of a mans assault. The guys probably got serious head injuries, while another said, It must be nice to monetize off of a poor mans pain.
In response, Mykie posted this tweet.
@NAZTYPAKI Im sorry-Its satire more effective for some to recall. Point was to remind people what united did to him, not to trivialize or mock him
— Mykie (@Glam_And_Gore) April 12, 2017
Source: Teen Vogue and Dispatch